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Aadesh Shrivastava

Aadesh Shrivastava
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Aadesh Shrivastava at Kailash Kher Rangeele album launch
Born (1966-09-04) 4 September 1966 (age 49)
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Years active 1988 – Present
Spouse(s) Vijeta Pandit (1990-present)
Children Avitesh Shrivastava
Anivesh Shrivastava

Aadesh Shrivastava (born 4 September 1966) is an Indian composer and singer. He was born in a Hindu Kayastha family in Jabalpur. Over the course of his career, he has composed music for over 100 Hindi films. His wife Vijeta Pandit is a former Bollywood actress and the sister of the composer duo Jatin Lalit. Shrivastava also serves as the vice president of the Music Composers Association of India.[1][dubious ]


Shrivastava got his first big break with film Kanyadaan in the year 1993. Among the singers who sang in this movie, there was Lata Mangeshkar who sang his first song. But the film did not release, and the songs went unnoticed. The same thing happened with Jaane Tamanna, but he bounced back with Aao Pyaar Karen. One track, Haathon mein aa gaya jo kal was a hit. His other films are Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya and Shastra. The chart buster Kya ada kya jalwe tere Paro from the film Shastra got him in the limelight once again. In 1998, his music in the film Angaarey became a hit.

Shrivastava also sang a number of songs and rendered hit songs such as Sona sona, Shava shava, Gustakhiyaan and Gur nalon ishq mitha. He won accolades for his work in Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari in the year 2000. In 2001, his success continued with the movie Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai.

In 2005, he was a judge on the talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005.[2] The following year he turned to direction with his short film on child prostitution, "Sanaa".[3][4] In 2009 he made a cameo in the film World Cupp 2011 and returned to television as a judge on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. His semi-classical song Mora Piya from Raajneeti became a hit in 2010.[5]

On the international front Shrivastava has collaborated with artists such as Akon,[6] Julia Fordham[7] and Wyclef Jean.[8] Together with Akon, he has launched an India-wide talent search on the website which uses music analysis technology to predict the hit potential of new songs.[9] Other international artists he has collaborated with include Dominic Miller, Shakira, and T-Pain.[10]

Personal life

Shrivastava is married to Vijeta Pandit, the sister of Jatin Lalit and actress Sulakshana Pandit.[1] They have two sons; namely Anivesh and Avitesh. His elder brother Chitresh Shrivastava owned Eyeline Telefilm and Events, the event management company implicated in the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan black money incident.[9][11][12] He died in an automobile accident on 7 May 2011 while on tour with Fateh Ali Khan.[13] Aadesh was diagnosed with cancer in December 2010 and went through chemotherapy.[14]



Background music

Music director

Playback singer

  • 2010 Mummyji - Unreleased
  • 2010 Raajneeti
  • 2008 Hari Puttar - A Comedy Of Terrors
  • 2007 Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega
  • 2006 Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
  • 2006 Baabul
  • 2006 Rehguzar
  • 2006 Husn - Love & Betrayal
  • 2006 Alag
  • 2006 Chingaari
  • 2004 Dev
  • 2003 Baghban
  • 2002 Aankhen
  • 2000 Joru Ka Ghulam
  • 1999 Lal Baadshah
  • 1998 Angaaray
  • 1995 Veergati

See also


  1. ^ a b Rajiv Vijayakar. "Quality Matters (interview with Aadesh Srivastava". Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  2. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "War of the music composers, literally". Rediff. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Review of Sanaa". One India. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Murari, Charisma (29 January 2006). "'I couldn't just walk on'". Times of India. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Vijayakar, Rajiv (9 July 2010). "Music Round-up - 2010 first half: Melody on a leash". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Akon in city, lends voice to SRK’s Ra.1". Indian Express. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Julia Fordham Raises Money for Tsunami-stricken School". Paste. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (3 December 2007). "New CDs". New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Ansari, Shabana (6 February 2011). "Akon to audition Indian artistes online". DNA. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Aadesh Shrivastava: To Hell & Back". 
  11. ^ "Rahat let off with a fine of Rs 15 lakh". Rediff. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Indo-Pak diplomatic row over Rahat Fateh Ali Khan". Times of India. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Big B expresses grief over Aadesh's bro's death". Times of India. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Jha, Subhash (4 May 2011). "Where were all our friends?". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c Sinha, Lata (31 December 2004). "Music Reviews". Telegraph. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 

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