Shankar Mahadevan

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Name Shankar Mahadevan
Nick Name Iceberg (by his wife)
Profession Musician, Songwriter, Classical vocalist
Date of Birth March 3
Place of Birth Chembur, Mumbai, India
School Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (OLPS), Chembur, Mumbai
education B.E. (Computer Science)
Family Wife: Sangeeta
Son: Siddarth
Son: Shivam
Earlier profession Software engineer in Oracle Corporation for 9 months
Music Started playing veena from the tender age of 5 and his first performance was at the age of 11
Gurus * T.R.Balamani was his first guru
* Tara devi taught him North Indian classical music
* Srinivas Khale taught him Bhav geet
Debut TV: Celebrity judge in the popular reality television show, Fame Gurukul.
Music Director: Bhopal Express (1999)(along with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonca)
*Hindi – Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
*Tamil: Mudhalvan (1999) (performer: “Mudhalvanae”, “Uppu Karuvadu”)
Lyricist: Khauff (2000)
Actor: Chal Mere Bhai (2000)
Is a fan of * Western: Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Mcferin and Weather Report
* Hindustani: Bade Ghulam Ali, Sahib Mehdi Hassan
* Indo Jazz: Louis Banks
Well versed Carnatic, Hindustani, Western Jazz, Fusion and Konnakol
Favorite places Kumarakom, Goa, Manhatton(Kansas)
Albums * Breathless
* Nine
Awards National Film Awards, India

2004: Best Music Direction win for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2001: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Kandukondain Kandukondain

IIFA Awards
2004: Best Music Direction win for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2006: Best Music Direction win for Bunty aur Babli

Filmfare Awards
2001: Best Music Direction nomination for Dil Chahta Hai
2001: RD Burman Award for New Music Talent win for Dil Chahta Hai
2003: Best Music Direction win for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2005: Best Music Direction win for Bunty Aur Babli

Star Screen Awards
2000: Best Background Music nomination for Mission Kashmir
2001: Best Music Direction win for Dil Chahta Hai
2005: Best Music Direction win for Bunty aur Babli

Zee Cine Awards
2006: Best Music Director win for Bunty aur babli

Indian and Western music Indian Music: Monophonic, follows one sur , one melody
Western Music: Harmonious blend
Connection with Chembur * Place of birth
* Lived in Anand Bhavan building in Chembur for over 20 years before moving to Vashi
* Met his wife
* Sadguru juice centre, Geeta Bhavan, Gupta Bhel Puri Wallah are his famous spots in Chembur
Facts * His son Siddarth has sung a song in Bunty Aur Babli
* Daler Mehndi has alleged that his voice has been removed and replaced by Shankar Mahadevan’s voice in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
* All the films music directed by him (as part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy group) has a disco, a romantic and hip hop number.
* gained fame for his album entitled Breathless in which he apparently sings constantly for 2 minutes and 19 seconds without pausing to take a a breath.
*Cartoon Network has roped him to sing the title track of `The Justirisers,’ an all-new action series, to be launched on the network’s action block `Toonami.’
Email [email protected]
Quote The art of music is so deep and profound that it has to be approached with a bit of intensity laced with great affectionate joy.

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