Joined: 13 January 2006
How did music happen to you?
When and how did you start professionally?
You've become a trio now…
Yeah, that's right. I've teamed up with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, who come from ad backgrounds. At first we had teamed up casually to do Mukul Anand's feature film, 'Dus'. But Mukul Anand passed away and it didn't take off. By then, other filmmakers had heard our music and liked it. They started approaching us and we have chosen a few films we are going to work on…
About your chosen profession…
Though I studied to be a computer science engineer, developing software in UNIX and ORACLE, I chose to pursue my musical inclinations. Today I am enjoying every bit of what I'm doing and lead a very contented life. I'm passionate about music and work hard at my passion. In the studio its so much fun - I'm working with friends and its one big party! Like Javed Aktar has such a fantastic sense of humour, it keeps us in splits. We make fun of our own compositions, write insane equivalent lyrics and generally have a blast. But work happens on a parallel level. We don't believe in creating a tense atmosphere, we don't work like that.
Your favourite compositions
Well, there are so many I really can't say…every composition of mine is special, like a child. But some of my all-time favourites are 'Breathless', 'Hindustani', 'Tere Kyalo Se', 'Chandni' (from 'Dus') and the title music of 'Dillagi'.
To have music, you gotta be blessed with it. I am indeed blessed that I can spend my entire day in music. I get inspired by good music. Inspiration depends more often than not on my state-of-mind. To produce good music I need to have spent time with my family first.
On the personal front
I married Sangeeta in 1992 and we have a 7-year-old child, Siddharth. In fact, Sangeeta and I went around for ten years before settling down! I try to finish work early, as my family is my first priority. I cannot function musically, if I haven't spent quality time with my family first.
That's vintage Shankar Mahadevan for you. He has his priorities in the right place. He knows happiness comes first and believes in doing whatever makes him happy. We can't wait to hear your new album Shankar. If 'Breathless' is anything to go by, we'd lay a bet your music is gonna be something special!
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