B.H.Harsh wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Aadesh Shrivastava was born in a very middle-class family. When Aadesh was young, his ambition was to become a Doctor. But alongwith, He was passionately interested in music which finally took over all his other ambitions. Soon, Aadesh Shrivastava shifted to Mumbai permanently, where he learnt to play drums and played for stalwart composers like Salil Chaudhary, O.P.Nayyar and Shankar-Jaikishen. Then, he joined Laxmikant-Payrelal as an assistant.
He worked for Laxmikant-Pyarelal for 10 years, before he got a chance to start on his own. The film was Kanyadaan, and Aadesh had none other than Lata Mangeshkar to render his songs. Unfortunately, the film was shelved. But then, Aadesh Shrivastava made his debut with Aao Pyaar Karen (1994). In this film, One if its songs “Haathon mein aa gaya jo kal…” was a hit.
Although Aadesh kept giving a few hit numbers in between, He never came into limelight. His only other big hit till 1997 was “Kya adaa kya jalwe tere paaro…” from Shashtra (1996). He didn’t have many films on hand, let alone big films. However, he was composing Background Music for many films, Border (1997), Dushman (1998) being most prominent of them. In between, he got to compose a special song for ABCL’s Major Saab (1998), which became very popular. The song was "Sona Sona..." picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and was a chartbuster. This helped Aadesh get many offers from big film makers.
However, Aadesh Shrivastava failed to make use of those opportunities. Although his music for Goldie Behl’s Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001) was appreciated by critics, commercial success was still eluding him. Same year, Aadesh shrivastava composed “Shava Shava…” as a guest composer for Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), again picturised on Amitabh Bachchan, and was a huge hit. But it was 2003, when Aadesh Shrivastava finally saw some success. His songs for SRK’s Chalte Chalte (2003) and Baghban (2003) became very popular, and he got noticed big time among the masses and classes. Ever since, he has been slow and steady in choosing projects. He was never at the top, but also never got out of the race also. His other critically acclaimed sound-tracks were Dev (2004) and Deewar (2004).
Aadesh has been a Judge on many reality shows in search of music talents He is married to Vijeyta Pandit, who is a former actress and the elder sister of musi directors Jatin and Lalit. He can play several musical instruments. His favourite past time is Flying kites.