Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi Hindi Actor

Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi was one of the accomplished  music composers of Bollywood industry in the 1950's, 60's and early 70's. His association with Jaikishan 

Dayabhai Panchal led him on the path of success. The duo 

composed everlasting melodies.

Shankarsinh was born to Mr. Ram Singh on 15th of October 

1922 in Telangana state. Shankar spent most of his young age 

In Hyderabad city doing theater plays. He used to play the tabla 

which he learned from Baba Nasir Khansahib in his early age. 

Shankar was also a disciple of Legendry Shri Khawaja 

Khurshid Anwar for quite a good number of years.

Shankar used to be a theater artist with Satyanarayan and 

Hemawati before collaborating with Prithvi theater. 

It all started in Prithvi theaters where the unforgettable 

duo Shankar-Jaikishan had formed. Those were the days when 

Shankar was in the starting stage of his career just similar to Jaikishan. They met in the Prithvi theaters and developed liking for each other's talent. Their meet from 

that day lasted for decades.

Shankar got his first break with the movie Barsaat starring Raj 

Kapoor and Nargis . Here the duo of Shankar-Jaikishen worked magic. 

From then they didn't have to look back in their career. 

Shankar worked on innumerable amazing hits which are evergreen even today.As they  say, awards are always 

boost to artists  , Shankar also was boosted with many of 


He was even nominated for eleven Filmfare awards and won nine 

Filmfare awards for the movies Chori-

Chori(1956), Anari (1959,Suraj (1966), Mera Naam Joker Story Soon >> Read More... Mera Naam Joker (1970)

and so on. The song 'Jeena yahaan marna yahaan' is still 

fresh in the minds of the audiences. 

As devised in the unwritten agreement between Shankar and 

Jaikishan to continue composing music even after one of them 

passed away Shankar followed and took forward the legacy even after the demise of 

Jaikishan in 1971.

Continuing the label for 15 more years or so the talented composer left 

the world on 26th April 1987.

Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi was Awarded Padma Shri by 

The government of India in 1968. The India post released a postal stamp bearing the duo's face 

on it on 03rd May 2013.