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Shankar Mahadevan

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Shankar Mahadevan is a Tamil-Indian singer and music composer. He gained fame for his album entitled Breathless in which he sings constantly for over three minutes without pausing for taking a breath which is not true…he did take breaths…because it is not possible to sing in a single breath. An accomplished musician in Tamil cinema, he is a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio team that provides music to Bollywood films.

Official website: http://shankarmahadevan.com
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/shankarlive

Official Twitter Page: http://www.twitter.com/shankar_live

Early life

Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chennai, India to a Tamil family. He learned Indian Classical Music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing Veena at the age of five[1].He went to OLPS High School in Chembur.He did his engineering in electronics from R.A.I.T (D Y Patil,Navi Mumbai). As of now he sings songs in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada,Telugu, Marathi, and Carnatic.


Career

Though a software engineer by profession and having worked for Oracle Corporation, Shankar’s interest in music made him venture into the field of music. He got his first award as a playback singer in Chennai film music, collaborating with A. R. Rahman and winning a National Film Award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain. A prominent star in the Kodambakkam film industry, he later gained more recognition by releasing his first music album called Breathless. He later got into music direction and became a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio, composing music for Bollywood films.

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