Ehsaan Noorani is the Ehsaan of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself. He is a famous music composer and a guitarist. He was the guitarist for many music directors before he started composing music. Ehsaan studied music with Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai (Bombay). Ehsaan studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1986 . Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name. He also endorses Fractal Audio and DAddario strings . His playing is strongly influenced by players like Robben Ford BB King Larry Carlton etc. In 2015 Ehsaan was a co judge in India's first English singing show called The Stage produced by Viacom and aired on Colours Infinity . In addition to Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Ehsaan also performs with Fender and Friends featuring guitarists like Warren Mendonsa, Rudy Wallang, Amyt Dutta and singers Arunima Banerjee and Tanya Sen He also performs with sitar player Purbayan Chaterjee in an ensemble called The String Fraternity Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan have recently reformed their old Electronica band called Instant Karma and plan on performing towards the 3rd quarter of 2016. Loy and he recently co composed and produced a Women's Day special song with Shruti Haasan called My Day In The Sun Ehsaan's roots are a testimony to the school of music that he hails from and defines the thought-processes that go on to make-up the phenomenon that Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy are in this part of the globe. He enjoys blues and electronica.