SHANKAR MAHADEVAN

  • Shankar Mahadevan's song nominated for Honesty Oscar Award February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on Cloud Nine as 'Mujhse hogi shurvaat' by I Paid a Bribe and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014. A few days before the 86th Academy Awards, campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE and Accountability Lab...
  • Hema Malini's first music album is all about spirituality October 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Hema Malini has turned singer with her album 'Soundarya Lahari.' The versatile actress and classical dancer says that she has always been comfortable with Sanskrit and the famous literary work 'Soundarya Lahari.' "I made a serial called 'Nupur' in which I danced on one particular shloka of 'Soundarya Lahiri.' The...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to recite couplets with ShankarEhsaanLoy's music August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will lend his distinct baritone to couplets by writer Prasoon Joshi's poetry and composer trio ShankarEhsaanLoy's music. It will be performed live as part of 'Saath Hain Hum Uttarakhand' initiative to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the floodstruck state. The musical act, to be staged Aug...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' Music Review: It runs high on passion June 24, 2013

    Music Composers: Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan Singers: Daler Mehndi, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Suhas Sawant, Raman Mahadevan, Mani Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Javed Bashir, Divya Kumar, Arif Lohar, Loy Mendonsa, Sukhwinder Singh, Arshad Khan, Israj Khan, Tapas Roy, Vajid Ali, Yusuf Mohammed, Shreya Ghoshal Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The music of Rakesh...
  • 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' Music Review: It's high on Punjabi flavour May 13, 2013

    Music Directors: SharibToshi Singers: Rahul Seth, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Diljit Dosanjh, Sachinn Gupta, Dharmendra, and Suzzanne D'Mello Rating: 2.5 If the theme of director Sangeeth Sivan's forthcoming movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' has a strong Punjabi flavour, its soundtrack is...
  • 'Bolo na' had calibre for National award: Shankar Mahadevan March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The song 'Bolo na', which has been named for two National awards Monday, had the calibre to win such an honour, says Shankar Mahadevan, who has won the best playback singer (male) for the number. "This was not expected, but I knew that this song had the calibre to...
  • 'ABCD' Music Review: The album lacks viral tracks February 4, 2013

    Music Directors: SachinJigar Lyricists: Mayur Puri, Shankar Mahadevan Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Mohit Chauhan, Priya Panchal, Mika Singh, Udit Narayan, Anushka Manchanda, Suraj Jagan, Hard Kaur, Raman Mahadevan, Jigar Saraiya, Azaad Hussain Ansari, Tanvi Shah, Deane Sequeira, and Madhav Krishna; Rating: 3 out of 5 'ABCDAny Body Can Dance' is said to...
  • Jasraj Joshi wins 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Punebased Jasraj Joshi Sunday won Zee TV's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' at a grand finale here. He took home the trophy, a oneyear contract with the channel and a bike. The 29yearold defeated Ludhianabased Shenaz Akhtar, Jaipur's Mohammad Aman, and Mumbaibased Vishwajeet Borwankar to win the title. A...
  • Let actors turn singers, says Shankar Mahadevan September 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Shankar Mahadevan is all for actors entering the singing arena, but the singercomposer says they cannot change the music scene of the country. Actress Priyanka Chopra recently launched her international single 'In My City' and actor Ranbir Kapoor also sang a few lines in a promotional video for his film...
  • Telugu film 'Damarukam's' music is satisfying September 14, 2012

    Devi Sri Prasad's 50th album is unique from his usual runofthemill compositions, but not his best. As a fan of the composer, the listener will be satisfied, but as a music lover, one doubts if this album would live up to listeners' expectations. There are 10 songs in the album, sung...
  • Solo album magic wanes: Digital media may revive it August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Whatever happened to solo albums? There was a time when the likes of Shaan and Falguni Pathak made it big with 'Tanha Dil', and 'Yaad Piya Ki'. Nowadays, TV and radio channels don't support such endeavours, musicians say, but feel that digital media offers some hope. After facing a...
  • 21 artists come together for new 'Vande Mataram' January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 21 topnotch music artists, including singers Sonu Niigaam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan and musicians like Amaan Ali and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, have lent their voice and hand for a new rendition of India's national song 'Vande mataram'. The contemporary version of 'Vande Mataram', released...
  • Aurangabad: Singing for a world record January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: An attempt is being made to create a new world record in Aurangabad where an event has been organised to break the Guinness world record of most people singing the national anthem at the same place. The event started with a performance by noted singer and composer Shankar...
  • Music Review: Composers fail to rock Aarakshan July 17, 2011

    Music Directors: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonca Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Pt.Channulal Mishra, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Raman Mahadevan, Tarun Sagar, Gaurav Gupta, Rehan, Shankar Mahadevan; Music director trio ShankarEhsaanLoy is famous for their foottapping fast numbers and heartwarming slow songs, but with Aarakshan the talented composers...
  • Coke Studio premiers in India June 15, 2011

    Coke Studio India Premiered on Monday night with live performances from singers like Kailash kher, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma. ...
  • Jam, jugalbandi as Coke Studio comes to India June 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Coke Studio, the popular musical concept that brings under one banner styles and genres from different parts of the country, is all set to rock India after conquering Pakistani music lovers over three colourful seasons. The sets are ready. The studio is complete. For the Indian music fans, it's...
  • Coke Studio debuts in India May 24, 2011

    Coke Studio is where some of the most acclaimed singers meet hidden, independent talent to produce a series of jam sessions of a kind. ...
  • Shankar Mahadevan launches online music academy February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Composersinger Shankar Mahadevan has launched an online music academy to bring Indians living in the US a step closer to their roots by imparting structured education in Indian classical music. It is called Shankar Mahadevan Academy. "I have always had it in my mind to do something in music education...
  • 55th National Awards September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The 55th National Film Awards (for year 2007) were announced in New Delhi on Monday. Bollywood star Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par got the best family welfare award and Prasoon Joshi the award for the best lyrics for Maa from the same film about a dyslexic...
  • Watch: Industry reacts on Rahman's and Hussain's win February 10, 2009

    Here is what the musicindustry has to say about A R Rahman and Zakir Hussain's winning spree. ...
  • Shankar Mahadevan sings for Dev Anand's new flick October 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Director and legendary actor Dev Anand is really excited about his latest film and he is compiling an eclectic mix of sounds for his forthcoming release Chargesheet. After a gap of 28 years, Dev Anand brings in Asha bhosle's tang to the film's soundtrack and he recorded another song...
  • Great Bhet with Shankar Mahadevan July 27, 2008

    A software engineer by profession, Shankar Mahadevan ventured into the field of music only out of sheer interest. He got into music direction and became a part of the ShankarEhsaanLoy trio, composing music for Bollywood films. He's also lent his melodious voice to several Marathi songs. IBN Lokmat's editorinchief Nikhil...
  • Raigarh district council to file case against Mahadevan June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Maharashtra's Raigarh district council has decided to file a criminal case against singer Shankar Mahadevan in the local district court for unauthorised construction. Mahadevan has constructed a farmhouse in Karalewadi village in Raigarh, and during the building process a local river bridge was damaged. According to the Zila Parishad...
  • To Catch a Star: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy on music, masti March 30, 2008

    Bollywoods most popular composers are the guys who made Hindi film music less filmy and more fun. Popularly hailed as the AmarAkbarAnthony of Hindi film music, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have given some of the most famous songs in recent years. CNNIBNs Rajeev Masand gets talking to the trio. Rajeev Masand: Guys,...
  • For networking fun, celebs have joined bigadda.com August 14, 2007

    Mumbai: Guess who is getting on the networking bandwagon? Director Madhur Bhandarkar, actress Dia Mirza and music composer Shankar Mahadevan among others and that too not in a foreign website but a very desi one called bigadda.com. So while Mahadevan will encourage people to compose and share their original music, photographer...
  • estop: High and low notes from Bollywood August 13, 2007

    Offers from the Tamil film industry are dwindling for Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan and A R Rehman and Gulzar release a new album Jana Gana Mana. ...
  • Tamil cinema snubs Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan August 13, 2007

    Chennai: Crooning in their native tongue might come easy to singers Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan, but their offers from the Tamil film industry are dwindling. And the reason is, believe it or not, the perfection of their singing. The Tamil industry wants innocence, a rawness to the singing because there are...
  • Chennai croons to the tunes of Hariharan August 13, 2007

    Chennai: It was a treat for music lovers on Sunday evening as maestros Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan came together at the Nehru indoor stadium in the city for a concert. The duo sang close to 30 songs from Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films, apart from ghazals, classical and pop numbers. CNNIBN...
  • Qutab rocks with Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy October 2, 2006

    New Delhi: For the last fourteen years the twoday Qutab Festival held against the backdrop of the historical Qutab Minar, has been giving the Delhi a musical entrance into the festive season and pleasant weather ahead. This time around, however, they had a special treat in store with the popular...