Ravi Shankar Sharma, better known by his first name Ravi, is an Indian music director, who has composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films. Ravi who came to Bombay in 1950 to be a singer had no formal training in classical music.
In 1955, Ravi began his journey by composing music in the film Vachan. ‘Chandamama door ke…’ sung by Asha Bhosle, and ‘O babu ik paisa de de…’ sung by Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle, were popular tracks from the film. He also did Albeli (1955) which has the song ‘Muskuraati hui chandni…’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Hemant Kumar. In the late 1950s, Ravi scored the music for various films viz. Mehndi (1958) comprising the song ‘Bedard zamana…’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Ghar Sansar (1958) one of the songs being ‘Yeh hawa yeh nadi ka kinara…’ ...» read full biography