Coke Studio (India)

Coke Studio (India)
Coke Studio @ MTV
Format Live music performance and recording session[1]
Created by

The Coca-Cola Company and MTV India

Directed by Supavitra Babul
No. of seasons 1 (currently running)
Executive producer(s) Samar Khan for Red Chillies [2] and Chandrashekhar L for MTV India
Location(s) Mumbai, India
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) The Coca-Cola Company
Original run June 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) – present
External links

Coke Studio India is an Indian television series featuring live music performances. Though the programme originated in Brazil as Estúdio Coca-Cola, it follows the closed studio format of the Pakistani version Coke Studio (Pakistan) rather than a concert style of the original Brazilian version of the programme. The programme is owned by Coca-Cola.[3][4][5] [6][7]

Coca-Cola has started their flagship music program in India from June 17, 2011. Coke Studio[1] is a show in the format of a Jam session and was started in Pakistan in 2008. Coke Studio (Pakistan) is one of the most popular music programs in Pakistan.




Crew Role
Leslie Lewis Music Director
Samar Khan Executive Producer
Supavitra Babul Director
Victor Mukherjee Supervising Producer
Neha Anand Associate Creative Director
Chandrashekhar L Director (MTV-India)
Fali Damania Sound Engineer
Maneesh Chandra Bhatt Director Of Photography
Avdhesh Jha Light Engineer
Avinash Jai Singh Photographer


[8] [9][10]

Colonial Cousins
Formed in 1996, the band comprised the Mumbai-based composer and singer Lewis and renowned vocalist Hariharan. Colonial Cousins, the first Indian band to be featured on MTV Unplugged, has won numerous awards for their music; the most famous being the MTV Asia Viewers’ Choice Award, 1996, and the US Billboard’s Viewers’ Award, 1996.

Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan was born and brought up in Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai. He learnt Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood, and started playing the veena at the age of five. He studied under Srinivas Khale, a well known Marathi music composer. He gained recognition upon the release of his first music album, Breathless, in 1998.

Kailash Kher
Kailash Kher has a uniquely soulful and raw voice which was brought to the fore in 2002. His song “Allah Ke Bande”, from the relatively obscure movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, made him a household name. Since then he has sung a number of songs in Bollywood, most of which have gone on to become very popular. He is also the founding member of the band Kailasa, which fuses Sufi and Hindustani classical music with rock and contemporary music.

Krishnakumar Kunnath or KK, as he is better known – first found fame with his album Pal in the year 1999. Prior to this, he had lent his voice to ad jingles. In a span of four years, he had sung an astonishing 3,500 jingles in 11 Indian languages. KK got his Bollywood break with “Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. However, he also sung a small portion of the song “Chhod Aaye Hum” from Gulzar’s Maachis.

The Sabri Brothers
The Sabri Brothers, Aftab Sabri and Hashim Sabri, are a qawwali party from Pakistan. They belong to a prestigious qawwal gharana. They were taught music under the age of 10 years by their father and Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, the famous classical vocalist of India. They believe that lyrics and mood are the most important for qawwali.

Shantanu Mukherjee is a renowned Indian playback singer. He is not only an accomplished playback singer, but also has released very successful solo albums. Shaan has been wooing the audiences ever since he stepped into the Indian music industry and has been the voice of all of Bollywood’s leading men. He has also collaborated with a number of international artists, including Blue, Mel C and Michael learns to Rock.

Shafqat Amanat Ali
Part of the seventh generation of the Patiala gharana, Shafqat was born in Lahore to Ustad Amanat Ali Khan in 1965. With the band Fuzon, his songs “More Saiyan” and “Tere Bina” became massive hits. Fondly nicknamed Rock Star Ustad, he sang “Mitwa” composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the movie Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, and the rest is history. Shafqat Amannat Ali was also part of Coke Studio (Pakistan) Season-2.

Shruti Pathak
Having sung in Bollywood films, Pathak is a Filmfare Award-nominated playback singer and lyricist. Her career came alive with the song “Mar Jaawa” from Fashion. Adding Dev D to her resume, Pathak’s career graph is moving upward slowly and steadily.

Tochi Raina
Raina was born on September 2, 1965 in Darbhanga, Bihar. Raina’s family originally hails from Kohat but they moved to Patiala during the Indo-Pak partition. Raina comes from an eminent musical family – his grandmother played sitar and Uncle Ratan Singh Ji was a violin player for the Mumbai music industry. He belongs to the musical gharaana of Patiala, and his first guru – for 10 years – was Pt Vinod Kumar Ji, a disciple of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

Sunidhi Chauhan
Chauhan began singing at the age of four and was discovered by a local TV anchor. Chauhan also loves western music and cites Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson as her inspirations. She has said that one of her ambitions is to achieve global fame like they did. Sunidhi Chauhan is credited with having sung over 2,000 songs.

Some renowned artists that will feature in ‘Coke Studio at MTV’[8]
List of other artists


Akiri kakkar

Bombay Jayashri


Chinna Ponnu

Divya Lewis

Harshdeep Kaur


Kavita Seth

Khagan Gogoi


Megha Dalton

Mausam Gogoi

Pankhi Dutta


Parthiv Ghoyel

Praful Dave

Raghu Dixit

Ramya Iyer

Rashvid Khan

Richa Sharma

Roop Johrie

Sanjiv Tv


Suzanne D Mello

Wadali brothers


  1. ^ a b Coke Studio @ MTV
  2. ^ a b c Coke Studio @ MTV
  3. ^ India takes a slice of the ‘Coke Studio’ pie – The Express Tribune
  4. ^ Coke Studio comes to India - Forbes India
  5. ^ COCA-COLA STUDIO - Coca-cola Print Ad
  6. ^ Coca-Cola launches Coke Studio in India, in collaboration with MTV - News - Marketing - Campaign India
  7. ^ Coke Studio to rock India – The Express Tribune
  8. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named tribune1; see Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text
  9. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named tribune2; see Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text
  10. ^ Coke Studio @ MTV

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