Vayu (lyricist-composer)

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Vayu Shrivastava Image.jpg
Born inMadhya Pradesh
Years Active2008 - Present

Vaibhav Shrivastava, more popularly known as Vayu, is a Bollywood lyricist and composer, who has been active in the industry for over 10 years.[1]

He signed on to Sony Music India as an exclusive artist in 2018.[2][3]

Early Life[edit]

Vayu was born in Madhya Pradesh and spent his childhood years in small towns like Singrauli and Rewa. His mother used to affectionately call him Vayu, and the nickname stuck. His parents moved to Bhopal after he finished his schooling. He has an elder brother as well.

Vayu moved to Indore to study Graphic Designing and later shifted to Pune to pursue Masters in Mass Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC).[4]


Career Beginnings[edit]

Vayu moved to Mumbai in 2009 and worked in advertising by writing for various mediums like print and TV. He finally got his first lyricist break by Ram Gopal Verma in the 2010 movie, Rann. With Oopar Oopar Renn De (Bro Anthem) in 2014 and Banno from Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015, he established his credentials as a quirky and hit lyricist, and found a name in the industry. Initially, Vayu started out in Bollywood with his friend Tanishk Bagchi, but the two have now gone separate solo ways, occasionally collaborating on a song or two.[4]

Style of Work[edit]

Vayu’s style of work is to channelize his everyday emotions and experiences into the songs he creates – “I want to be subtle. Songs should speak for themselves. That’s my aim and mission when I write, I always want to write real stuff”.


Vayu wrote the lyrics for Arjun Kanungo's single Gallan Tipsiyaan[5] and Akasa's single Thug Ranjha.[6]

Vayu has written and co-composed Sanedo from Mitron, 2018 (starring Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra). He has written the lyrics for Chad Gayi Hai and Monobina from the Akshay Kumar movie, Gold.

He has also written the lyrics for 3 songs (Milegi Milegi, Kamariya, Nazar Na Lag Jaaye) in the latest hit movie Stree, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor with Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana, and Abhishek Banerjee appearing in supporting roles.

Badhaaiyan Tenu is a new track written by Vayu, for the upcoming comedy drama film Badhaai Ho directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles. Badhaai Ho is tipped to be a coming-of-age story with a tinge of romance.


Vayu loves animals and has a pet cat called Pooki.


Vayu has contributed to several Bollywood movies as lyricist and performer. Following is his discography.

Song name Movie Role Year of Release
Sikkon Ki Andhi Bhook Hai Rann Lyricist 2010
Karma Dharma Rakht Charitra Lyricist 2010
Mila To Marega
Jab Se Mein Choti Thi Not A Love Story Lyricist 2011
Rangeela Re
Woh Ek Pal
Kammo Department Lyricist 2012
Mumbai Police
Bad Boys
Banno Tera Swagger Tanu Weds Manu Returns Lyricist 2015
Beat Pe Booty A Flying Jatt Lyricist, Performer 2016
Khair Mangda Lyricist
Kankad Shubh Mangal Savdhan Lyricist 2017
Rocket Saiyyan
Balma Yeh Karma Brij Mohan Amar Rahen Lyricist 2017
Beat It Bijuriya Munna Michael Lyricist 2017
Twist Kamariya Bareilly Ki Barfi Lyricist, Performer 2017
Disco Disco A Gentleman Lyricist 2017
Bandook Meri Laila
Lagdi Hai Thaai Simran Lyricist 2017
Majaa Ni Life
Single Rehne De
Piya Aa Haseena Parkar Lyricist 2017
Jai Mata Di Bhoomi Lyricist (with Utkarsh Naithani) 2017
Manva Likes to Fly Tumhari Sulu Lyricist 2017
Ye Waqt Maut Ka Hai The House Next Door Lyricist 2017
Gallan Tipsiyaan Single by Arjun Kanungo Lyricist 2017
Thug Ranjha Single by Akasa Lyricist 2018
Chad Gayi Hai Gold Lyricist 2018
Milegi Milegi Stree Lyricist 2018
Nazar Na Lag Jaye
Beat Junglee Dil Juunglee Lyricist 2018
Shubh Din Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran Lyricist 2018
Thare Vaaste

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Film Song Result Reference(s)
2015 Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year Tanu Weds Manu: Returns "Banno" Nominated [7]
Upcoming Lyricist of The Year


  1. "Lyricist, composer Vayu exclusively signed by Sony Music India". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  2. "Lyricist, composer Vayu exclusively signed by Sony Music India". Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  3. "Composer-Lyricist Vayu signs exclusively with Sony Music India". 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pandolin (2013-03-12). "Till date I haven't written a single mainstream song: Vaayu". Pandolin. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  5. "Arjun Kanungo's Gallan Tipsiyaan audio is out - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  6. "BizAsia talks to Akasa about her single Thug Ranjha". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  7. "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

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