Viju Shah is a Bollywood music director. He was born as Vijay Kalyanji Shah to Kalyanji Virji Shah of the famous music composer duo, Kalyanji Anandji. Viju Shah started learning music from his father. Later he took music lessons from renowned personalities like Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra and Pandit Ramprasad Sharma. He is also an expert keyboard player and has performed at many live concerts.
Viju Shah has two siblings, Dinesh and Ramesh and is married to Sunanda Shah.
He started his career as a music arranger for Kalyanji Anandji and played the synthesizer for the duo in the movie “Jaanbaaz” for the songs “Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta” and “Pyar Do Pyar Lo”, which turned out to be hits. He unofficially composed music in 1985 for the songs “Kya Huwa Kya Nahi” and “Danke Pe Chot Lagi Hai” in the movie “Yudh” in which Gulshan Rai introduced his son Rajiv as a director. In 1989 he composed background music for movies like “Chaalbaaz” and “Ladai”. However, his official break came in 1990 when he composed music for the movie “Muqaddar Ka Baadshah”. Though none of the songs from this film made any impact with the audience, he composed music for the movie “Vishwatma” in 1992 from which the song “Saat Samandar Par Main Tere” became very popular with the masses. In the same year, he composed music for movies like “Yalgaar”, “Junoon” and “Men Khiladi Tu Anadi”. In 1994 he composed music for the movie “Mohra” which contained super hit songs like “Tu Cheez Badi Hain Mast Mast”, “Main Cheez Badi Hoon Mast Mast” and “Tip Tip Barsa Paani” among others.
Viju Shah is the recipient of the 1998 Filmfare Award for his background score in the movie “Gupt”.