Happy Birthday Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan was born on March 3, 1967 in Chembur, Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is known for his work on Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013).

He learned Hindustani classical and Carnatic music as a child, and began playing the veena at the age of five. Mahadevan studied music under Pandit Shrinivas Khale and T.R. Balamani.


He is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai, affiliated to Mumbai University, and was a software engineer for the company, Leading Edge