The eldest son of Kannada author and businessman D.K Chowta, Sandeep Chowta is a well known Indian music director. He was born in Ghana, a country in West Africa, grew up in Nigeria and later Banglore, India. Currently, he puts up in Chennai. He has been directing music for Kannada films and has also contributed to Bollywood and the Telegu cinema, Tollywood. He has directed music for five films in Tollywood and now is directing music for all the three industries. In 2003, he produced a documentary dealing with the drug peddling menace rampant in the country. He named it ‘Dead End’. The documentary was much applauded at the film festival and was government renowned. His musical talent was so much so that he managed to invite Jay Oliver and Richard Gannaway to his Mumbai studio. Their presence proved to be fruitful for him and since then he is one of the groups contributing producers.

There comes a downfall in everyone’s life, and Sandeep too had to face it. He was invisible for ten long years. He gave no interviews, and even his relatives were unaware of what he is up to. But after his comeback to Bollywood he cleared that he wanted to do things for himself and that it was important for him to pursue some of his dreams. After a gap of 10 years, he felt that the music industry had totally changed and was turning more towards EDM. Being such an experienced person he feels no shame in still learning new genres. He is also in praise for the symbol of euphoria for the Youth, Yo Yo Honey Singh. He gained much popularity from the music of bollywood film, Satya. His latest big score was Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back. Movies like The Shaukeens and Action Jackson too had amazing music by Sandeep Chowta. He has also directed music for Bollywood hits like Om Shanti Om and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.

He continues to create the magic by his music and entertain the audience. His is one such musician whose life begins at music and ends at music.

Himesh Reshammiya Hindi Actor

Himesh Reshammiya

Intro: Himesh Reshammiya got his stardom after winning success as a story writer, producer, screenplay writer and music composer for various television serials.Himesh Reshammiya is known for his singing skills and as a music composer; he has gained a reputation; however, his career started with the television industry and television became the platform of his rise. He started his career as a music composer, screenplay writer and story writer for various television series’ which were telecasted on Zee TV. Among the popular television series for which Himesh Reshammiya wrote stories and composed music Dum Dama Dum, Amar Prem, Andaz, Ashiqui, and Jaan were very popular serials. In addition to it, he was also the producer of many television serials including Amar Prem and Andaz.Gradually, he started getting success as a music composer for Bollywood projects and after that he also started singing, producing and acting in Bollywood movies. However, his connection with Indian Hindi television remained intact. After establishing himself as a successful singer and music composer in Bollywood, he began working as a judge and mentor for musical competitive television program Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 on Zee TV. As a mentor he won the show as his Gharana or group named Rock Gharana won the show challenge. After that, he also led the team Himesh’s Warriors for the musical competitive television show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for Star Plus.  In the year 2012, he appeared as one of the judge of musical competitive show Sur Kshetra that was aired on Sahara One. Himesh Reshammiya hasn’t acted in any television serial or programme, yet, he has shown his acting talent through various Bollywood movies he was part of.

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Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan, a well-renowned, talented and famous music composer, and singer. An accomplished musician in Tamil cinema, he is a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio team that provides music to Bollywood and other International films. He has won various Indian and multiple National Film Award. His most famous albums include, “Breathless“- Album that first gave him fame, including the song, "Breathless," in which he sings throughout the whole song without pausing to breathe and “Nine” - Nine is Shankar's most recent album. Each song is a representation of a "mood," including joy, sadness, love, etc. He was also invited by UNESCO and the US State Department to perform at the UN General Assembly Hall for the finale of the International Jazz Festival on 30 April 2012 which is a thing of pride. Shankar has always considered himself as a restless student wanting to learn more every time. He says he’s thirsty and want to learn every time and experiment with something new. He wants to be a perfectionist. Shanker also feels that Karnatak music is the most powerful form of music and he himself started with Karnataka classic which he says is the best to create a prominent base for music. Music is the thing which excites Shanker the most, and he would always be attached to it. Personal Life: Shanker Mahadevan was born in Chennai to a Tamil family but was later brought to Mumbai and was raised there. Being born into a Tamil family and later raised in Mumbai, he knows both Hindi and Tamil language but is not well versed with Tamil and Malayalam. He finished his schooling from OLPS High School in Chembur and his engineering in computer science from R.A.I.T (D Y Patil, Navi Mumbai). His wife, Sangeeta is Maharashtrian and oldest son Siddharth Mahadevan. Also, a singer, made his debut on the 2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s song, Zinda. Shankar’s youngest son, Shivam Mahadevan, also a singer made his debut in 2013 in the movie Dhoom 3’s song, Bande Hain Hum Uske. Mahadevan is fluent in Marathi, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu and English. Career: Shankar learned Indian Classical Music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing Veena at the age of five. He was interested in instruments since the age of 4. Shankar belonged to a middle-class family and wanted a secure career. It was difficult to start a career as a singer. Therefore he had to choose from either engineering or medical. He completed his engineering and started working with Oracle Corporation. He started working with fusion band-Divya and later worked for Leading Edge Systems. In 1998, he released his first album, Breathless, in which he sang in one breath, and that’s why the name. He later ventured into music direction and became part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio, composing for Hindi films. Awards: Shanker Mahadevan received various awards and the first award as a playback singer in Chennai film music, collaborating with A. R. Rahman and winning a National Film Award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain. His other award list consists of ’Best Music Direction’ win for Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. In 2003, it was ‘Best Music Direction’ win for Kal Ho Naa Ho. Also, in the year 2005 ‘Best Music Direction’ win again for Bunty Aur Babli. In 2007, it was Yesudas Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian film music. In 2008 as ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ for "Maa" from Taare Zameen Par) In 2012 again a ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ for "Bolo Na" (Chittagong) Except these, Shankar received other various State, Film fare and Star Screen awards and has a huge collection of awards.

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Shankar Mahadevan Hindi Actor