Ram Shankar- the versatile and legendary singer who started singing at the age of 5

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Ram Shankar- the versatile and legendary singer who started singing at the age of 5

Ram Shankar had a beautiful journey of 35 Years in Music Industry.

Ram Shankar (Singer, Music Director)

“Music gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato

Born in a Musicians family, Ram Shankar is an actor, playback singer and produced many Bollywood films. Ram Shankar performed around 3000+ shows of Sufi Songs, Ghazal’s, Bhajan’s in and around India and lent his voice to about 100+ albums. With 35 years of experience and expertise in the industry, he has a huge contribution to the Bollywood’s all-time hit albums.

Ram Shankar Exposure to singing

Ram Shankar was born in Mumbai in a family where music is heart and soul to the members of the family. His father Late Shree Shankar Ji and his uncle Late Shree Shambhu Ji were world famous musicians. They were known for the Classical and Light Music knew as the “Sufi Singers duo” in the name of “Shankar Shambu Qawwal.”

Inspiring Success Journey of Ram Shankar (Singer, Music Director)

Ram Shankar under the guidance of his father and uncle started learning Indian Classical and Light Music at a tender age of 5. Within five years he learned and shaped himself as a musician making his debut public performance in Shabe Ghazal Program held at the famous Shanmukhananda Auditorium in Mumbai at the age of 10 years. From that day he never looked back and left no stone unturned.

“Music is all about transporting people; speaking a language which languages fail to express.” – A.R. Rahman

Ram Shankar as  a playback singer

He started his career as a playback singer and sung for many Bollywood films like Bichchhu, Aastha, Jaanwar, Ganga Ki Saugandh, Dulhe Raja, Bal Brahmachari, Janani, Shyam Ghanashyam, Ek Hindustani and many more albums in his entire 35 years in the industry. Apart from playback singing many famous Music Companies like Zee Music, Venus, Universal, Tips, Archies Music, Shemaroo Audio, Asks Music approached him and made his music albums available in the market.

Ram Shankar Inspiring Journey

Music Director and Producer

With the release of “Yaro Sab Dua Karo,” Ram Shankar’s super duper hit album by Zee Music, he became one of the Top Sufi and Playback singers of India. He then became the music director and directed some of the Bollywood hits like Khatron Ka Khiladi, Arjun Deva, Dil Bhi Kya Cheez Hai and so on playing his part in the success of the films.

  • Later in 1972, with the release of “Raaste Ka Patthar,” which is a box office hit, Ram Shankar became famous as a producer
  • He then started his production house in Mumbai named as “Blessing Telemedia” to produce Hindi films, TV series and some TV reality shows
  • Ram Shankar is also one of the partners of AKS Entertainment which is a Distribution and Music Company.
  • With his all-around skills, he is known as the “Multi-Talented Music Composer.”
  • He also performed various live events and shows from Bhajan sandhya’s to Bollywood nights
  • He contributed to 100+ albums and 3000+ shows in and around the country

“It doesn’t matter if you are a musician, a business leader, a president or a student. We all have a responsibility to give back.” – Shakira

Encouraging the talented and deserved singers

Ram Shankar being the biggest beneficiary of music wanted to contribute in helping the upcoming singers and music directors. With the motto of finding the best, talented, and upcoming singers, he started a Vocal Academy by the name of “Viraasat Vocal Academy” at Andheri, Mumbai. He also played his role in recognizing the young talent as a jury member of the “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs,” a famous Hindi singing reality show which is aired on Zee  TV.

Ram Shankar as a inspirational musicians of the 21st century

Ram Shankar (Singer, Music Director)


Ram Shankar is a multi-talented singer, director, producer, businessman serving the industry by extracting and supporting the young talented and deserved upcoming singers. He is a role model to many emerging and dynamic singers of the film industry.

References: ramshankar.co.in, Viral Blaze

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