Shravan Rathod is a well-known music composer and is a member of the famous duo of music directors, Nadeem - Shravan. Shravan is known to be one of the innovators of Hindustani music and his works along with
Nadeem Saifi are considered to be one of the most professional works in the whole Bollywood industry. This musical duo was at their peak during the 90s and the 2000s. The speciality that the duo possesses is that all of their works have done majorly using three particular Hindustani instruments, namely, the shehnai, the sitar and the bansuri.
Shravan’s works with Nadeem are considered to be one of the best, and they’ve often featured particular playback singers from the Bollywood industry. Some of the most repeatedly featured are
Kavita Krishnamurthy, SP Balasubramanyam,
Pankaj Udhas, KS Chitra,
Sonu Nigam, KK,
Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan,
Roop Kumar Rathod and
Vinod Rathod. His siblings, Vinod Rathod and Roop Kumar Rathod, both are singers popularly known for their works in the Bollywood music industry.
Shravan worked with Nadeem to give music to several movies such as Aashiqui in 1990, Deewana in 1992, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke in 1993, Agni Sakshi in 1996, Pardes in 1997, Raaz in 2002, Andaaz in 2003, Bewafaa in 2005, etc. Shravan along with Nadeem won a row of awards for their works including the Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction three years consecutively from 1991 to 1993 and later in the year 1997. The duo has also received The Star Screen Awards in 1997 and 1998 and later in 2003, the Zee Cine Awards.
Shravan had decided in the year 2005 that he would retire from his musical career and thereby putting an end to an era of musical partnership. Shravan had retired from mainstream music composition and had moved to teaching and dedicated all his time in training his children, Darshan and Sanjeev Rathod.
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Shravan Rathod, born on 13th November 1951, is a renowned singer, composer and Indian musician of the 1980s and 1990s. He is the brother of the playback singers Roop Kumar Rathod and Vinod Rathod. His father was Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, who was a celebrated classical musician of Drupaad Dhamaad. During his childhood, he had attended a recording of Kalyanji-Anandji, which had inspired him to become a music composer later in his life. He learnt tabla when he was only five years of age and at the age of 7 he began giving live performances.
Shravan Rathod paired with Nadeem Saifi, and the duo came to be known as Nadeem-Shravan. Their association commenced in the year 1972. The first composition by Nadeem-Shravan was for the Bhojpuri movie called Dangal released in the year 1979 in which
Manna Dey had done the playback singing. Their first Hindi movie was Maine Jeena Seekh Liya, which was produced by Bhisham Kohli, for which Shravan was awarded as the best upcoming music director by the Vice President. They composed music of all types ranging from peppy numbers to dance tracks to emotional music. Though the 1980s was the era of action movies, however, they specialised in and was most known for their musical melodies which were inspired from the ghazals of old times.
They had also composed music in 1985 for a commercial project called Star Ten. Their compositions mostly relied on bansuri, the sitar and the shehnai. Aashiqui has also rated the 4th best soundtrack ever by Planet Bollywood on their ‘100 greatest Bollywood soundtracks’.
The duo of Shravan Rathod and Nadeem Safi finally split in the year 2005 after which Rathod focused on his son’s career and movie productions.