Shankar Mahadevan

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Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian singer and music composer. He is an engineering graduate trained in Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. He's a popular singer in Kollywood industry in South India

Shankar Mahadevan hails from the Tamil Iyer community. In Bollywood he is more popularly known as part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio of music directors. He has also served as a celebrity judge in the popular reality television show, Fame Gurukul.

Shankar often collaborates with a group of Swedish musicians, Mynta. He is also a part of the Indo-Jazz fusion music band Silk, comprising Louis Banks, Karl Peters and Sivamani. Awards and nominations

[edit] 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

He works as a music director with two others, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa (see also: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), who rose to fame after their music for the movie Dil Chahta Hai became an instant hit. Shankar Mahadevan is a singer, Ehsaan is a guitar specialist, and Loy a keyboard player.

Shankar Mahadevan has provided vocals for several pieces by the Shakti group, which features such maestros as A.R.Rahman, Zakir Hussain and John Mclaughlin.

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