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Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan is a popular name in Indian music industry. From music direction to singing, Shankar has been the best in every field he opted for.

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

  • - Date of Birth: 30 July, 1973
  • - Birth Place: Tarakad Gramam (Village), Palakkad District, Kerala
  • - Nick Name: Iceberg
  • - Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • - Religion: Hindu
  • - Marital Status: Married

Family Background

  • - Wife : Sangeeta
  • - Son : Siddarth, Shivam


  • - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (OLPS), Chembur, Mumbai.
  • - Graduate degree in Computer Science Engineering from R.A.I.T (D Y Patil, Navi Mumbai), Mumbai University.

Interesting Facts About Shankar Mahadevan

  • - Shankar Mahadevan is a part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy group which has given numerous hit numbers in bollywood.
  • - Shankar Mahadevan has worked with the Oracle Corporation as an engineer.
  • - Shankar Mahadevan is a member of fusion-jazz band 'Silk'.
  • - Shankar Mahadevan apparently sang constantly for 2 minutes and 19 seconds without pausing to take a a breath in his famous album 'Breathless'..

Latest Hits From Shankar Mahadevan

  • - My Name Is Khan
  • - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • - Salaam-E-Ishq
  • - Dil Jo Bhi Kahe
  • - Bunty Aur Babli
  • - Phir Milenge

Glimpse of Shankar Mahadevan

Born to a Tamil Iyer family, Shankar Mahadevan has been a lively example of hard work and success. He learned Indian classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing Veena at the age of five. Shankar sings songs in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, and Marathi. He has given his voice in many movies for AR Rahman, Anu Malik and others for songs like 'urvashi', 'take it easy' from Humse Hai Muqabla(1995), 'I love You' from Auzaar (1997) and many more songs in Nineties.

Besides this, Shankar is an established music director also. He is also an active personality on television with his role as a mentor in Fame Gurukul, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009 and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla.

Bollywood Career

Shankat started his career as an engineer in Oracle corporation but his interest in music and instruments bought him to this industry where he has left a mark of his exceptional talent. He played Veena at the age of 11 in the first song of Bhimsen Joshi and Lata Mangeshkar together composed by Shrinivas Khale. Shankar started his career as a singer and bagged many awards inluding National Film Award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain.

After a successful run as a singer, Shamkat released his first music album called Breathless in 1998, in which he actually sings through the whole song in a single breath. He got immense fame from this album and later he got into music direction by becoming a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio, composing music for Hindi films.Presently, Shankar Mahadevan is an eminent singer, lyricist and music director in India.

Awards and Honors

  • - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2000 (Yenna Solla Pogirai, Kandukondain Kandukondain) and 2008 (Maa, Taare Zameen Par).
  • - National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 2004 for Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • - Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards in 2008 for Best male playback singer (Venkatadri).
  • - Kerala State Film Award in 2008 for best Playback Singer (Male) for the (Kalyaana Kacheri, Madampi)
  • - Filmfare Award in 2003 for Best Music Direction (Kal Ho Naa Ho) and in 2005 for Best Music Direction (Bunty Aur Babli).
  • - Star Screen Award for Best Music Direction in 2001 (Dil Chahta Hai), 2005 (Bunty aur Babli) and 2009(Rock On!!).
  • - Asianet Film Award in 2009 for Best Male Playback (Puthiya Mukham)
  • - Annual Malayalam Movie Awards (Dubai) in 2009 for Best Male Singer for Pichavecha Naal.
  • - Shankar's team 'Shankar's Rockstars' won the reality show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla.>/li>

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