Shankar Mahadevan - The music composer and singer songwriter who makes every 90s baby nostalgic

Shachi Lavingia
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Shankar Mahadevan

Some singers and composers take you right back in time with their music and lyrics and Shankar Mahadevan is definitely one of them!

There's a reason why most parties in India are incomplete without Bollywood music from the 90's and early 2000's - they make us swing, sing and dance until our legs hurt and you can definitely spot us in a club full of Gen Zs because we'd be sporting the widest smiles while dancing to Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe. That's what this kind of music does to us, it brings up long drives, sobbing buckets while listening to Maa and being glued to the TV when Move Your Body would play on repeat. And this is possible because of music composers and singers like Shankar Mahadevan.

After giving us an iconic song like Breathless, that we still struggle to sing along to, he's given us so many songs that we can't have enough of, even 20+ years later whether that's cute songs like Uff Teri Ada or songs that didn't become too popular but reside in our hearts like Socho Ke Jheelon and Ruki Sukhi Roti. Each time his compositions or songs sung by him play on the radio or at a house party at 2 am, we pretty much lose our minds.

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Oh his birthday today, here are a few of his songs from the 90s and early 2000s that we're jamming to!

Uff Teri Ada - Karthik Calling Karthik

Aaj Kal Zindagi - Wake Up Sid

Desi Girl - Dostana

Maa - Taare Zameen Par

Saiyaan Re - Salaam-e-Ishq

Move Your Body (Phatt Mix) - Johnny Gaddaar

Jhoom - Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Mast Kalandar - Heyy Babyy

Mitwa - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Kajra Re - Bunty Aur Babli

Aao Na - Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...

Lakshya - Lakshya

Pretty Woman - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Ruki Sukhi Roti - Nayak

Dil Chahta Hai - Dil Chahta Hai

Socho Ke Jheelon - Mission Kashmir

Aasmaan Ke Paar - Rockford

Man Mohini - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Haseena Maan Jayegi - Haseena Maan Jayegi

Ishq Chandi Hai - Biwi No. 1


Happy Birthday, sir! Thank you for giving us such classics over and over again!

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