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
 National Film Awards, India
Star Screen Awards
Zee Cine Awards
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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