Bollywood’s noted music maestro Shankar Mahadevan turns 54 on March 2, 2020. In a career spanning 18 years, Shankar effortlessly has lent his voice to Tamil Telugu, Hindi English, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi songs.
Having received formal training in Hindustani classical and Carnatic music during his childhood years, Shankar reportedly, began playing the veena when he was merely five.
Mahadevan was awarded the first National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2000 for ‘Yenna Solla Pogirai’ (Kandukondain Kandukondain). In 2007, he won it for ‘Maa’ (Taare Zameen Par) and in 2012, he won it for ‘Bolo Na’ (Chittagong). He also has won National Film Award for Best Music Direction for ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’.
On the occasion of Shankar Mahadevan’s 54th birthday, here’s the list of popular hits by the singer:
The title track ‘Breathless’ is not only a song, but also depicts a love story crooned all at one go. This is a song that made Mahadevan famous and was released in 1998. The lyrics of the song were written by Javed Akhtar.
Dil Chahta Hai:
It won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi cinema. The music of the title song was composed by Shankar-Eshaan-Loy and sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Clinton Cerejo.
The song was sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Ravi Khote. According to reports, Dharma Productions had obtained the right to use the words ‘pretty woman’ from the classic track ‘Pretty Woman’ by Roy Orbison.
‘Maa’ is enough to get everyone emotional and Mahadevan put his heart and soul to make it great. The lyrics of the song were written by Prasson Joshi.