Born In : Mumbai, India
Occupation(s) : Music Director, Composers, Instrumentalist
Genres : Filmi, Bollywood, Sound Track

Referred to as the “Amar Akbar Anthony” of the Hindi film music industry, Shankar Ehsaan Loy is an Indian musical band consist of three music artists Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The trio came up from the ranks of the non-film music scene, performing rock, blues, jazz and pop before entering the film music industry. Shankar Mahadevan is the main vocalist of the trio. In his childhood, he learned Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music. At the age of five, he started playing the veena.

Ehsaan Noorani is the guitarist of the band. He studied music with Bismarck Rodrigues from a young age. Prior to going abroad to study further music at MIT, L.A, Ehsaan was an integral part of two local bands in Mumbai, Pegasus and Crosswinds. Loy Mendonsa is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, bass guitar, harmonica and is currently learning to play the trumpet. The trio has composed music for over 50 soundtracks across five languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and English. Amongst the most critically acclaimed Indian musicians, they have won numerous awards, including National Film Award (India), Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards.


Shankar Ehsaan Loy