Birthday: 03-03-1967
Age: 52
Star sign: Aries

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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.

Sandeep Chowta Hindi Actor

Sandeep Chowta

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.

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Shekhar Ravjiani

Shekhar Ravjiani is a renowned Indian music director, composer, and singer. Shekhar was born on 29th November 1978 in Kutch district of Gujarat State. He was born to a share trader named Hasmukh Ravjiani; who always supported Shekhar to pursue his passion of music. Shekhar had a flair for music right from his childhood, and he had received training in music under the mentorship of Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan. After getting trained, he took part in the reality singing talent show “Sa- Re- Ga- Ma- Pa” and got huge recognition through it. Shekhar went on to debut in Bollywood as a composer for the movie “Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi”. Shekhar reached new heights of success in music industry once he started composing with another great music maestro, Vishal Dadlani. Their duo, popularly known as “Vishal-Shekhar” won RD Burman award for budding talents for their composition and this strengthened their bond. Vishal and Shekhar together composed in 2013 for the movie named ‘Jhankar Beats’. It was songs like ‘Tu Ashiqui Hai’ and ‘Tera Muskarana’ that went on to top the music charts and gave them fame. As time passed, they started becoming fairly popular among the youth as their music had the much-soughed punch and vigour. They composed music for movies like ‘Musafir’ which acted like stepping stone of success for their career. Apart from singing and composing Hindi songs, Shekhar also tried his hands in composing Marathi and Telugu songs and turned out to be a huge success there as well. Shekhar’s music is enjoyed and loved for its sensitivity and fine beats. His current hits include the funky music of the movie “Bang-Bang”, the groovy numbers of “Happy New Year” and also the versatile songs of “Chennai Express”. Also, he has also gone on to be the judge of various reality TV shows like Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. Shekhar, as people know him is a very humble person. He is married to Chhaya Ravjiani, and the couple is blessed with a daughter named Bipasha.

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