With clean, fresh and simple music Aadesh Shrivastava has hit the charts but yet has to go a long way.Despite his talent Aadesh is not in the higher echelons of film music. He is unfortunate not to achieve the success as tasted by his brother-in -law Jatin-Lalit.This talented composer is passionate about flying kites and learning musical instruments. Aadesh wanted to become a doctor , but his passion for music was so strong that he decided to make his careeras a composer. He learnt to play the drums, and shifted to Mumbai, where he met Sapan-Jagmohan. He then proceeded to gain a foothold in the industry by playing drums for stalwarts like O P Nayyar, Shankar-Jaikishen and Salil Choudhary. He assisted Laxmikant-Pyarelal for almost a decade before gaining a good enough grip as a professional composer. Aadesh's got his first big break with film Kanyadaan in the year 1993.His singer was none other than the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar who did sang for his first song.But unfortunately, the film did not see the light of the day, and the songs went unnoticed. The same thing happened with Jaane Tamanna, but he bounced back with Aao Pyaar Kare. One track, Haathon mein jo aa gaya jo kal was a hit and his fortune was smiling at him. His other films are Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya and Shastra.The chartbursting song 'Kya ada kya jalwe tere Paro' from the film Shastra got him in light once again. In 1998 he hit the charts with good music in film Angaarey . Aadesh is the man gave hits like 'Sona sona', 'Shava shava','gustakhiyaan' and his career best 'Gur nalon ishq mitha' and more.... He won accolades with Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari in the year 2000. In 2001 , his success continued with Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai. Most of his films include a Punjabi song.He is deeply interested in Punjabi music. He roped in the silken vocals of Jagjit Singh and Alka Yagnik for the lilting ghazal Kiska chehra. He also achieved a rare honour by bringing together Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Jagjit Singh for his album Dil Kahin Hosh Kahin which was originally part of an incomplete film called Shagun produced by Bharat Shah. It was unfortunate that the album was sold to Universal without his permission. This negative trend where music composers and directors are not given their due credit is very similar to the situation where singers fail to mention a few words about their musical directors when the song becomes a super hit. He is never satisfied with his final compositions, there are times when he feels like adding a few other instruments while sometimes his producers like it the way it is. Perhaps that could be the reason that Aadesh keeps updating his sound library and goes to other countries to keep track of the musical trends. He gets some musical instruments from other countries to give a different touch to his works.He opinions that music is not just the instruments that one uses but also the rhythm and the compositions. Recently in 2003 he has composed the music for 'Baghban' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hemamalini.This flick’s music is fresh and has a youthful flavor.Baghban proved to be a hit.Besides that he also did Shah Rukh Khan’s home production Chalte Chalte for which he was nominated for Zee Cine Awards-2004 in the category ' Best Music Director'. The film’s music has a romantic touch typical of Shah Rukh and almost all its songs were hit.Gaurang Doshi’s Deewar and Kash Aap Hamare Hote are some other ventures in which Aadesh worked. Year 2003 , after two recent Bachchan starrers 'Baghban' and 'Deewaar', he also composed for 'Dev' whereas Nida Fazli wrote the lyrics.The song 'Jab Nahin Aaye They Tum' got noticed because Aadesh proved that given an ideal backing and a free hand, he could deliver goods and compose memorable music. In the song 'Jab Nahin Aaye They Tum' he displayed his versatility as a composer for a soft romantic'n'melodious number. With near about zero instruments in the background, he managed to hold the attention of the listeners with this beautiful number written by Nida Fazli. Aadesh also paired up with Asha Bhonsle to sing 'Allahu', another superbly arranged song that had Aadesh matching step by step with Ashaji's excellent singing. He proved once again in the film 'Dev' that he has in him to be in the big league and give strong competition to the likes of Aadesh Shrivastava and Nadeem Shravan. Never mind an occasional 'Deewaar' that didn't meet the expectations one had with a movie of such grandeur! 'Dev' more than compensates for it and should be an ideal choice for those who follow good music and want to hear something different from the routine crooning of 'pyaar', 'ishq' aur 'mohabbat'!