Shashi Suman is an Indian playback singer, music composer, music producer, and music director. He was born in Patna, India. He started his journey by studying tabla during college. His father, who is working as a district education officer, used to play tabla.
However, he was more inclined to singing but since Bihar doesn’t have advanced classes in music, he shifted to Lucknow after class X. He studied classical singing under the guidance of Ustad Gulshan Bharti and after so many struggles he decided to move to Mumbai in 2008.
Shashi usually watched
singing on television and he told his father that he wants to learn the ‘yeh wala music’, and his father told him that he needs to leave the city. He joined the reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009, but got eliminated. His father was so happy when he got the chance to perform with Shankarji on stage.
When he was in Lucknow, he always knew that he wanted to go to Mumbai. When he came to Mumbai, he spent six months without working or anything, until he landed in the singing reality show,
(2010). He was one of the top 10 contestants, however, Shashi got eliminated and didn’t win and the production sent him home.
It tore him into pieces and what’s worst is he struggled a lot with finding a job. Luckily, he got the opportunity to work for
and did backing vocals for him in the 2010 political thriller film, Raajneeti.
Shashi used to live on bus stands. A lot of people saw his posters from the Indian Idol, plastered on the walls and then he will receive a curious look from them. During the competition, one of the organizers of the show asked him to compose a song that expresses his experiences.
But since he got eliminated, he didn’t have the chance to sing the song. One of the top 5 contestants decided to sing the song on one of the episodes of the show. That is when
, the CEO of
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
, heard the song and asked who the composer?
While the contestant is singing his song, Singh called him up and said they liked the song. They met later and he was told that he is more of a music director than a singer. Shashi has worked in shows and Singh helped him meet Bhansaliji, whom he assisted in the 2013 romantic crime drama film, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
The following year, he composed songs for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biographical sports film,
, including the songs Ziddi Dil, Adhure, Teri Baari, Saudebaazi, and the very popular, Chaoro which marks Priyanka Chopra’s singing debut in Bollywood. He lent his voice for the song, Albela Sajan in the 2015 epic historical romance film,
, which Sanjay Leela Bhansali also directed.