The composer-singer is content that his sons, Siddharth and Shivam, took their own flight and are not living under his shadow
Glad my sons created their own identities: Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan is a part of the music composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. But besides the group, he also has a stand-alone identity as a playback and classical singer. And, Shankar is glad that his sons, singers Siddharth Mahadevan and Shivam Mahadevan, have managed to carve their own niche. “For a father, it’s the greatest blessing to see his children taking their own flight and not living under his shadow. Seeing my sons create their own identity feels satisfying,” says the Padma Shri recipient.
While Siddharth (29) is a composer-singer, who has songs like Zinda (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; 2013), Nachde Ne Saare (Baar Baar Dekho; 2015) and Nok Jhok (Chhapaak; 2020) to his credit, Shivam , too, has done playback for several film and web projects, including Delhi Safari (2012) and Bandish Bandits, among others. He is also seen jamming with his father on Instagram quite often.
For Shankar, 55, the best time is when he creates music with his sons. “When I go on stage and sing with both my children like band members, it feel amazing. I can’t really explain satisfying that feels. We jam, learn, create, record, discuss and argue. So, it’s a wonderful musical team that we have,” says the musician.
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