Loy Mendonsa is an Indian pianist, musician, and singer. He is more renowned as the member of the trio group Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, which he co-founded with singer
Shankar Mahadevan and guitarist-singer
Ehsaan Noorani. His career initially began for Doordarshan productions, where he composed the theme song of “The World This Week” show. Before the formation of his trio group, Loy has worked with the Indian music great A.R.Rahman and Nadeem-Shravan.
After the release of the album “
Rockford” by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the trio made their debut in music composition in the Tamil movie “Aalavandhan”. However, it was not well received by the masses. But they marked their comeback in the blockbuster
Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, where the trio pocketed the “R.D.Burman Award for New Music Talent”. They also received accreditation in the form of a “Star Screen Award for Best Background Music” in the
Hrithik Roshan starrer Mission Kashmir.
But the year 2003 showcased the epitome of their success, where they composed and directed music for Karan Johar’s “Kal Ho Na Ho” for which they won a National Award, an IIFA award, and a Filmfare. They have also contributed to creating other famous melodies such as the title track of
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, the song “Maa” in
Taare Zameen Par”, Aaj Ki Raat in Don and Sajda in My Name Is Khan. His daughter
Alyssa Mendonsa also made her singing debut with the song “Uff Teri Adaa” in Farhan Akhtar’s 2010 flick “
Karthik Calling Karthik.”