Today Shankar Mahadevan is celebrating his 54th birthday. (shankarmahadevan.com)
Shankar Mahadevan is known as a playback singer and a great music composer. He has won four National Awards in music so far. Out of these, he has received three awards in singing and one in music direction.
Born in Mumbai on March 3, 1967, Shankar comes from a Tamil family. He learned classical and Carnatic music as a child. Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, this Trio team gave music industry two superhit albums. At the same time, he played the role of Pandit Bhanu Shankar Shastri in the Marathi film ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali’ released in 2015. This character was also well liked. During an interview, he said that when he got the offer of this film, he felt that someone was joking with him.
Shankar Mahadevan’s ‘Breathless’ song made him famous in the industry. He sang this 3-minute song with breathless breath. People were surprised to see this talent. It was the same song that made him a superstar overnight.
Please tell that at the age of five, Shankar Mahadevan started playing Veena. After this, music was learned under the guidance of Marathi music composer Srinivas Kale. He started his career in the year 1998. Shankar Mahadevan has knowledge of Marathi, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu and English languages. Shankar’s son Siddharth is also a singer. In 2013, he started his career with the song ‘Zinda’ from the film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.