Shankar Mahadevan

Artist Biography

Shankar Mahadevan Born 3 March 1967 is an Indian singer and composer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio team for Indian films.


Real Name Shankar Mahadevan
Profession Singer, Composer
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 43 Inches
– Waist: 38 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 3 March 1967
Age (as in 2016) 49 Years
Birth Place Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra
School Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, Maharashtra
SIES (South Indian Education Society) College Of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Maharashtra
College Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Educational Qualifications Software Engineering
Debut Singer: Breathless (1998)
TV: Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1996)
Actor: Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015)
Family Father– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s) Spicy Green Thai Curry, Chicken With Jasmine Rice, Sweet Dishes Made Up Of Chocolates, South Indian Food
Favourite Singer(s) Balamurli, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Md. Rafi
Favourite Restaurant(s) Royal China, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Favourite Destination(s) Dubai, Mauritius, San Francisco, Miami, California, Orlando
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Sangeeta Shankar Mahadevan
Wife/Spouse Sangeeta Shankar Mahadevan


2000: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Yenna Solla Pogirai” – Kandukondain Kandukondain
2007: Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding contribution to Indian film music
2009: Asianet Film Award for Best Male Playback – “Pichavecha Naal” (Puthiya Mukham)
2009: Annual Malayalam Movie Awards (Dubai) for Best Male Singer – “Pichavecha Naal” (Puthiya Mukham)
2011: Lata Mangeshkar Award on 28 September
2011: Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Indhumukhi Varumo” (Holidays)
2012: MAA Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Nee Dookudu” (Dookudu)
2015: Tulu Cinemotsava Awards for Best Playback Singer -Rikshaw Driver(Tulu Movie)

  • Does Shankar Mahadevan smoke?: Not Known
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  • Shankar Mahadevan is a composer and a playback singer who is the part of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio team.
  • Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chembur, Mumbai into a Tamil Iyer family from Palakkad, Kerala.
  • He learned Hindustani classical and Carnatic music in childhood and began playing the veena at the age of 5. He studied music under Shrinivas Khale, a Marathi composer.
  • Though, being a software engineer by profession and having worked for Oracle Corporation, his penchant for music made him venture into the field of music.
  • He was noted for the release of his first album Breathless in 1998.
  • He can fluently sing in Tamil, Marathi, Hindi and English.
  • He is a four-time winner of the National Award: three times for Best Male Playback Singer and once for Best Music Director.
  • He had also tested his acting skills and debuted in the film industry with the Marathi movie Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015).
  • He founded the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, which provides online music lessons in Indian music for students worldwide.
  • He was the music director for School Chale Hum on Doordarshan and a mentor on the Zee TV musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009.
  • His son Siddharth Mahadevan, also a singer, made his debut with the 2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag song “Zinda”. His youngest son, Shivam Mahadevan, also a singer made his debut in 2013 Dhoom 3 song Bande Hain Hum Uske.


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