Ehsaan Noorani

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Ehsaan Noorani

Ehsaan Noorani

The renowned music composer and a guitarist is part of the composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. They are known for composing music for films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Don: The Chase Begins Again and Dil Chahta Hai.

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The renowned music composer and a guitarist is part of the composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. They are known for composing music for films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Don: The Chase Begins Again and Dil Chahta Hai. Noorani started learning the guitar at the age of 14, under the guidance of Bismarck Rodriguez in Mumbai. He followed it up with a course from the reputed Musicians Institute (erstwhile The Guitar Institute of Technology), Los Angeles. While studying there, he was exposed to stalwarts like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton, which inspired and shaped him as a guitarist and a composer. After his return to India, he started working with composers like Louiz Banks and worked on various commercials. Ehsaan then collaborated with Shankar and Loy to form the musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Apart from composing, he has also lent his voice to various songs over the years. Some of them are “Yeh Dil Deewana” from Pardes (1997), “Vande Mataram” from Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” from the film Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000). Besides composing music, Ehsaan has also lent some of his best guitar tunes to other music directors like Vishal-Shekhar for their music composition such as “Sadka Kiya & Bin Tere” from the film I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and “Small Town Girl” song from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). As a trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won the National Award in 2004 for composing the music of Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). Some of their most memorable compositions were for films like Rockford (1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Rock On!! (2008), Wake Up Sid (2009), Patiala House (2011), 2 States (2014) and Dil Dhadakne Do (2015). Apart from Hindi films, Shankar has composed for numerous Tamil and Marathi films. The trio has also earned numerous Filmfare and Star Screen Awards for their compositions, among other prestigious awards. They have also composed the music for the upcoming films Katti Batti (2015) and Ghayal Once Again (2015). Apart from films, the trio have also composed jingles for brands like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Brooke Bond, ICICI and Lux.

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