Arun Shenoy went to school and college in Bangalore and then went to Manipal Institute of Technology for his engineering degree. He later moved to Singapore, where he now lives and records his music.
His wife, Roshni Mohapatra, was art director on Rumbadoodle and he is currently working on a follow-up to the album, expected this year.
Shenoy is one of three Indians nominated at this year's Grammys. The other two are Anoushka Shankar and her late father, sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who beat his daughter to win Best World Music Album. Pt Ravi Shankar also received the Lifetime Achievement award which was accepted on his behalf by both daughters - Anoushka and singer Norah Jones.