‘Two is company, three is crowd’, said someone…but these guys go out to prove it wrong time and again.Each time these guys sit to compose music, magic is created. We’re talking about Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Shankar Mahadeva, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa are three of bollywood’s greatest music composers of all time. Together they have completed more than 70 tracks in over 4 languages. Before entering the film industry, these guys performed jazz, pop, rock, blues. Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy had worked separately before coming together. Shankar sang for movies like Pukar, Biwi No.1 etc. Ehsaan composed music with names like Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, Ronnie Desai etc. Loy played for bands like Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story etc. He also played the keyboard for A.R Rehman.
These three were roped in to sing for a Pepsi ad. From then on began their amazing journey called Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. They made their debut in the film Dus together as composers. Their big break came in the form of the film Mission Kashmir. There has been nothing stopping them from then on.
They composed music for Tamil films like Aalavandhan, Yavarum Nalam, Vishwaroopaam. Also, for a Telugu film Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam. To name some of the Hindi films, Dil Chahta Hain, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kyun.. Ho Gaya Na, KANK, Rock On, London Dreams, My Name Is Khan, Houseful, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milka Bhaag are some of their best.
The trio has won several awards including the Filmfare, IIFA, Star Screen and National Awards. They are also referred to as the Amar Akbar Anthony of the music industry.