Shantanu Moitra is a music composer in Bollywood. He rose to popularity with films like ‘ Parineeta Click to look into! >> Read More... ’(2005) for which he received Filmfare R.D. Burman Award. After the success of ‘Parineeta’, his association with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a classic filmmaker, who h >> Read More... was path-breaking one. He followed it up with Lage Raho Munnabhai’, ‘ 3 Idiots Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ and ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard' and 'PK'. He has also composed music for Shoojit Sircar’s two films ‘Shoebite’ and ‘Madras Café’. While ‘Shoebite’ remains an unreleased film still, ‘Madras Café’ got released.

After Parineeta Shantanu scored music for a Bengali film ‘Antaheen’. But the film released very late in 2009. Moitra started his career at an ad agency where he composed music for advertising jingles. Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar Born on April 30th, 1955 Pradeep Sarkar is best kn >> Read More... , who was the head of the ad agency, asked Moitra to create at the last minute. Soon, Moitra’s famous jingle "Bole mere lips. I love Uncle Chipps" for the chips brand company ‘Uncle Chipps’ became hummable in every home and this flourished career of both Pradeep Sarkar and Moitra. Later, Shantanu composed many jingles for Pradeep Sarkar. Soon, he composed Indipop albums and private albums. During this time, noted singer Shuba Mudgal sang the song ‘Sapna Dekha Hai Maine’ and Prasoon Joshi Prasoon Joshi is an Indian poet, writer, lyricist >> Read More... was the lyricist of the song.
 

Shantanu shifted to Mumbai for search of assignments in movies and he got a break in Sudhir Mishra's movie ‘ Hazaaron Khwaishein’. Earlier, he made his debut in films through ‘ Leela Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ (2002) which was an English film directed by Somnath Sen. The film was a flop, but Shantanu’s music was flawless. It was a film made in the United States. However, it was ‘3 Idiots’ that gave him instant success. Songs like ‘Aal Izz Well’,’ Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who’, ‘Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe’, ‘Give Me Some Sunshine’ and ‘Zoobi Doobi’ are really a milestone in the musical journey of Hindi cinema in recent times.

Following the success of ‘3 Idiots’, Shantanu gave another chartbuster composition in ‘PK’. The music in PK was also very popular with masses. ‘Love Is a Waste of Time" featuring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma, was sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, composed by Shantanu Moitra with the lyrics of Amitabh Varma. Again, "Chaar Kadam" was sung by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal, composed by Shantanu Moitra with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. In the film another two solo songs sung by Shreya Ghoshal named ''Nanga Punga Dost" and "Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu" by Sonu Nigam were equally impressive.

Shantanu had composed background score for films like ‘ Ente’ (Malayalam) and ‘Na Bangaaru Talli’(Telugu) he got the national award for his best background score. He also has given his vocal for films like ‘3 Idiots’ (Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who) and ' Inkaar Click to look into! >> Read More... ' (Maula Tu Malik Hai). He has scored music for 3000 advertisements so far and even won a ‘’Bronze Lion’’ in Cannes in the category of best music for a ‘’Happydent’’ white advertisement that gave a message that chewing gums are meant for sparkling teeth.

Shantanu was born in Lucknow on 22 January 1968. Moitra also appears as a judge in many reality musical programme in Kolkata.  He is married to Sarada Moitra and has a son Shubham Moitra.

Shravan Rathod Hindi Actor

Shravan Rathod

Shravan Rathod is a well-known music composer and is a member of the famous duo of music directors, Nadeem - Shravan. Shravan is known to be one of the innovators of Hindustani music and his works along with Nadeem Saifi are considered to be one of the most professional works in the whole Bollywood industry. This musical duo was at their peak during the 90s and the 2000s. The speciality that the duo possesses is that all of their works have done majorly using three particular Hindustani instruments, namely, the shehnai, the sitar and the bansuri.  Shravan’s works with Nadeem are considered to be one of the best, and they’ve often featured particular playback singers from the Bollywood industry. Some of the most repeatedly featured are Kavita Krishnamurthy, SP Balasubramanyam, Pankaj Udhas, KS Chitra, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, KK, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Roop Kumar Rathod and Vinod Rathod. His siblings, Vinod Rathod and Roop Kumar Rathod, both are singers popularly known for their works in the Bollywood music industry.  Shravan worked with Nadeem to give music to several movies such as Aashiqui in 1990, Deewana in 1992, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke in 1993, Agni Sakshi in 1996, Pardes in 1997, Raaz in 2002, Andaaz in 2003, Bewafaa in 2005, etc. Shravan along with Nadeem won a row of awards for their works including the Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction three years consecutively from 1991 to 1993 and later in the year 1997. The duo has also received The Star Screen Awards in 1997 and 1998 and later in 2003, the Zee Cine Awards.  Shravan had decided in the year 2005 that he would retire from his musical career and thereby putting an end to an era of musical partnership. Shravan had retired from mainstream music composition and had moved to teaching and dedicated all his time in training his children, Darshan and Sanjeev Rathod.   Another Version of this Bio… Shravan Rathod, born on 13th November 1951, is a renowned singer, composer and Indian musician of the 1980s and 1990s. He is the brother of the playback singers Roop Kumar Rathod and Vinod Rathod. His father was Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, who was a celebrated classical musician of Drupaad Dhamaad. During his childhood, he had attended a recording of Kalyanji-Anandji, which had inspired him to become a music composer later in his life. He learnt tabla when he was only five years of age and at the age of 7 he began giving live performances. Shravan Rathod paired with Nadeem Saifi, and the duo came to be known as Nadeem-Shravan. Their association commenced in the year 1972. The first composition by Nadeem-Shravan was for the Bhojpuri movie called Dangal released in the year 1979 in which Manna Dey had done the playback singing. Their first Hindi movie was Maine Jeena Seekh Liya, which was produced by Bhisham Kohli, for which Shravan was awarded as the best upcoming music director by the Vice President. They composed music of all types ranging from peppy numbers to dance tracks to emotional music.  Though the 1980s was the era of action movies, however, they specialised in and was most known for their musical melodies which were inspired from the ghazals of old times. They had also composed music in 1985 for a commercial project called Star Ten. Their compositions mostly relied on bansuri, the sitar and the shehnai. Aashiqui has also rated the 4th best soundtrack ever by Planet Bollywood on their ‘100 greatest Bollywood soundtracks’. The duo of Shravan Rathod and Nadeem Safi finally split in the year 2005 after which Rathod focused on his son’s career and movie productions.

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Ravi (Music Director)

Ravi Shankar Sharma was an Indian music director whose contribution to the Malayalam and Hindi films can’t be spoken of or just typed. Ravi was born in Delhi to a poor family. He had to work as an electrician, to manage the daily expenses of the family. He grew up with a passion towards music, listening to his father’s bhajans. He did not attend any music classes. He also taught him selves to play the instruments. He decided to go Bombay to become a professional singer in 1950. He worked very hard in Bombay, both in learning, getting an opportunity in the industry, as well as to manage the daily expenses. He got his breakthrough from Vande Mataram song. He was called to sing it for the film. After this, he got many offers from several people. He kept giving hit songs frequently, of which, many earned Filmfare nominations, and a few of them had even won. His notables include Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), ‘Gharana’ (1961), Do Badan (1966), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Ankhen’ (1968), and ‘Nikaah’ (1982). He has the pride of presenting Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor, etc. to the music world. He then took a long break from 1970 to 1982 after which he made a comeback in the Malayalam industry in the later 80s; when he took the role of music director in his first Malayalam film, ‘Panchagni’. Soon, he started working in other films as well. Regarding his personal life, he has two daughters and a son. His wife passed away in 1986. They were married in 1946. His son is married to a Marathi actress.

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Ravi (Music Director) Hindi Actor