Shankar Mahadevan (1967-0) is a Kannada Singer
known for the movies Chigurida Kanasu
(2003), Kallarali Hoovagi
(2006), Vishnu Sena
Shankar Mahadevan has won four National Awards: 3 times for Best Male Playback Singer and once for Best Music Director
He was invited by UNESCO and the US State Department to perform at the UN General Assembly hall for the finale of the International Jazz Festival on 30 April 2012
Shankar Mahadevan began playing the veena at age of five
Mahadevan has founded the Shankar Mahadevan Music Academy along with his friend Sridhar Ranganathan, which provides online music lessons in Indian music for students worldwide
Shankar Mahadevan has worked with Top music composers like Rahman, Ilaiyaraaja, Deva, Yuvan Shankar Raja , Harris Jayaraj, Vidyasagar, Mani Sharma, Devi Sri Prasad, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Vijay Antony, D. Imman, S. Thaman, Anirudh Ravichander
Shankar's first son Siddharth made his debut as a singer in the 2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag song "Zinda"
Trained in Hindustani classical and Carnatic music from childhood.
He was a software engineer for Leading Edge for long time.
Shankar Mahadevan comes from the Tamil Iyer family, his originates from Kerala but brought up in Mumbai
Shankar's youngest son Shivam made his debut as a singer 2013 Dhoom 3 song Bande Hain Hum Uske
Shankar won National Film Award for playback singing for the movie Kandukondain Kandukondain, the music for the movie was composed by A R Rahman
Shankar Mahadevan has sung for stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay