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Shankar Mahadevan
Music • Singer • Voice Cast • Actor
Born: March 13, 1967 in Maharashtra, India
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Born to a Tamil Iyer family from Kerala, Shankar Mahadevan is a renowned music personality in the Indian film industry. By the age of five, he had acquired the skills to play the Veena. After his graduation in 1988, he worked as a software engineer for a while, until he ventured into the field of music. As a playback singer, he earned his first award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain. Upon the release of his first music album, Breathless, in 1998 and having garnered much recognition, he formed the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, constituting Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. As a playback singer, Mahadevan has a long list of films to his credit, some of which are Border (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Hera Pheri (2000), Refugee (2000), Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Nayak: The Real Hero (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Bunty Aur Babli (2005). He has also composed music for the films Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), 2 States (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Mirzya (2016) Rock On 2 (2016), Raazi (2018), Halkaa (2018), Saaho (2019) and Preetam (2021).
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Shekhar Ravjiani
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Vishal Dadlani
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Himesh Reshammiya
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A. R. Rahman
Music Composer
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Sangeeta Mahadevan
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Dear Dia
Manasmita
Supreme Motherhood: The Journey of Mata Sahib Kaur
Bunty Aur Babli 2
Preetam
Saaho
Halkaa
Raazi
Rock On 2
Meenkuzhambum Manpaanayum

Did You Know? (2)

  • Farhan Akhtar had approached A. R. Rahman to compose music for the movie Dil Chahta Hai, but since it was clashing with his other work, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, and Loy Mendonsa were signed up for the movie, who did a great job with the soundtrack.
  • In 1998, Farhan Akhtar directed the video of the song "Breathless" composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
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