Shankar Mahadevan was shy to perform on stage as a child

Singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan has composed music for a number of films including `Dillagi`, `Dil Chahta Hai`, `Bunty Aur Babli`, `Taare Zameen Par`, `2 States`. He is also seen judging a number of singing reality shows and currently he is among the panel of judges on `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li`l Champs`, bet told how as a kid, he was shy to perform in front of an audience.

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“When I was 3 or 4 years old, I used to feel very shy performing in front of an audience,” he said. After looking at the performance of 9-year-old `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li`l Champs` contestant Jetshen Lama on the song `Udi Teri Aankhon Se` from Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer `Guzaarish`, he compared her voice with popular singer Sunidhi Chauhan: “However, seeing kids like Jetshen get past their shyness and perform with aplomb is a treat and inspires us every day. I will show your `Udi` performance to Sunidhi Chauhan.” 

The young talents in the age group of 3 to 13 years are judged by Shankar Mahadevan, Anu Malik, and Neeti Mohan. `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li`l Champs` airs on Zee TV.

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