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Shankar Mahadevan

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Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chennai, India but he grew up in Mumbai.He learned Indian Classical Music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing Veena at the age of five.He went to OLPS High School in Chembur.He did his engineering in electronics from R.A.I.T

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.

He enjoys a successful run with Fusion-Jazz band SILK with Louis Banks on Keyboards, Sivamani on percussion, Sridhar Parthasarathy on Mridangam and Karl Peters on Bass Guitar.