Ravi Shankar Sharma Ravi Shankar Sharma or also known as Ravi is an In >> Read More... Ravi Shankar Sharma was an Indian music director whose contribution to the Malayalam and Hindi films can’t be spoken of or just typed. Ravi was born in Delhi to a poor family. He had to work as an electrician, to manage the daily expenses of the family. He grew up with a passion towards music, listening to his father’s bhajans. He did not attend any music classes. He also taught him selves to play the instruments. He decided to go Bombay to become a professional singer in 1950. He worked very hard in Bombay, both in learning, getting an opportunity in the industry, as well as to manage the daily expenses. He got his breakthrough from Vande Mataram Popular Hindi Channel ‘Aaj Tak’ started its docume >> Read More... Vande Mataram song. He was called to sing it for the film. After this, he got many offers from several people.

He kept giving hit songs frequently, of which, many earned Filmfare nominations, and a few of them had even won. His notables include Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), ‘ Gharana Gharana was telecasted on Zee TV daily, from Monda >> Read More... Gharana ’ (1961), Do Badan (1966), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Ankhen’ (1968), and ‘Nikaah’ (1982). He has the pride of presenting Asha Bhosle Asha is considered to be the second greatest femal >> Read More... Asha Bhosle , Mahendra Kapoor Mahendra Kapoor was a playback singer in 1960’s, a >> Read More... Mahendra Kapoor , etc. to the music world. He then took a long break from 1970 to 1982 after which he made a comeback in the Malayalam industry in the later 80s; when he took the role of music director in his first Malayalam film, ‘ Panchagni Panchagni is a family drama tele serial in Malayal >> Read More... Panchagni ’. Soon, he started working in other films as well.

Regarding his personal life, he has two daughters and a son. His wife passed away in 1986. They were married in 1946. His son is married to a Marathi actress.

Shantanu Moitra Hindi Actor

Shantanu Moitra

Shantanu Moitra is a music composer in Bollywood. He rose to popularity with films like ‘Parineeta’(2005) for which he received Filmfare R.D. Burman Award. After the success of ‘Parineeta’, his association with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra was path-breaking one. He followed it up with Lage Raho Munnabhai’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard' and 'PK'. He has also composed music for Shoojit Sircar’s two films ‘Shoebite’ and ‘Madras Café’. While ‘Shoebite’ remains an unreleased film still, ‘Madras Café’ got released.  After Parineeta Shantanu scored music for a Bengali film ‘Antaheen’. But the film released very late in 2009. Moitra started his career at an ad agency where he composed music for advertising jingles. Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, who was the head of the ad agency, asked Moitra to create at the last minute. Soon, Moitra’s famous jingle "Bole mere lips. I love Uncle Chipps" for the chips brand company ‘Uncle Chipps’ became hummable in every home and this flourished career of both Pradeep Sarkar and Moitra. Later, Shantanu composed many jingles for Pradeep Sarkar. Soon, he composed Indipop albums and private albums. During this time, noted singer Shuba Mudgal sang the song ‘Sapna Dekha Hai Maine’ and Prasoon Joshi was the lyricist of the song.    Shantanu shifted to Mumbai for search of assignments in movies and he got a break in Sudhir Mishra's movie ‘ Hazaaron Khwaishein’. Earlier, he made his debut in films through ‘Leela’ (2002) which was an English film directed by Somnath Sen. The film was a flop, but Shantanu’s music was flawless. It was a film made in the United States. However, it was ‘3 Idiots’ that gave him instant success. Songs like ‘Aal Izz Well’,’ Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who’, ‘Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe’, ‘Give Me Some Sunshine’ and ‘Zoobi Doobi’ are really a milestone in the musical journey of Hindi cinema in recent times.  Following the success of ‘3 Idiots’, Shantanu gave another chartbuster composition in ‘PK’. The music in PK was also very popular with masses. ‘Love Is a Waste of Time" featuring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma, was sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, composed by Shantanu Moitra with the lyrics of Amitabh Varma. Again,  "Chaar Kadam" was sung by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal, composed by Shantanu Moitra with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. In the film another two solo songs sung by Shreya Ghoshal named ''Nanga Punga Dost" and "Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu"  by Sonu Nigam were equally impressive.  Shantanu had composed background score for films like ‘ Ente’ (Malayalam) and ‘Na Bangaaru Talli’(Telugu) he got the national award for his best background score. He also has given his vocal for films like ‘3 Idiots’ (Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who) and 'Inkaar' (Maula Tu Malik Hai). He has scored music for 3000 advertisements so far and even won a ‘’Bronze Lion’’ in Cannes in the category of best music for a ‘’Happydent’’  white advertisement that gave a message that chewing gums are meant for sparkling teeth.  Shantanu was born in Lucknow on 22 January 1968. Moitra also appears as a judge in many reality musical programme in Kolkata.  He is married to Sarada Moitra and has a son Shubham Moitra.

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Tara Sutaria

Tara Sutaria is an Indian vocalist, performing actress and also a dancer. She was born on 19 November in 1995 in the city of Mumbai. She completed courses in many different types of dances like ballet, American dances. She completed her training at the School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance and many other dance academies. She has also been an expert vocalist from the age of seven. She sang in many operas, musical dramas and many music competitions from then.  Tara began her career with Disney where she worked as a VJ. And with this connection with them she got offered to work in two hit TV serials. She has likewise been composing music for movies and serials in India. She even worked for some music production in some movies and ads abroad. She made many hit songs and composed many hit background scores in movies like Taare Zameen Par, David, and Guzarish. The Song "Slippin' Through My Fingers" which was sung by her is a piece of Ashwin Gidwani Production of the movie Blame It On Yashraj which was directed by Bharat Dhabolkar. She has likewise portrayed the lead character " Sandy " in the musical " GREASE " which was produced by Raell Padmsee.  Tara has composed and performed many solo shows in many cities like London, Lavasa, Tokyo, and Mumbai. She visited India with the Disney Channel, as an ambassador and also a VJ. She has also performed with  Mikey McCleary and Louiz Banks. She has additionally been a solo artist for Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble. She sang at the NCPA for over ten years.  Tara has visited all over India with Disney Channel. She was one of the VJs for the show Big Bada Boom in the year 2010. She was also one among the seven finalists in "Pogo Amazing Kids Awards" in the year 2008 for the best singer award. She is additionally portraying the character of Jassie in the TV show Oye Jassie of the Disney Channel India.

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Tara Sutaria Hindi Actress