Shantanu Mukherjee is a very popular singer and known by the name of Shaan. He was born on September 30, 1972. His grandfather Jahar Mukherjee was the lyricist, his father Manas Mukherjee was the late music director, and his sister Sagarika is a singer. Shaan lost his father at the age of 13 after that his mother became a singer and took the responsibility of the entire family.
Shaan is very talented Indian playback singer who can sing in so many languages like Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, and Hindi as well as he is a TV host. He hosted some popular TV reality shows like STAR Voice of India 2, Star Voice of India, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Also, he has sung various Pakistani songs.
Shaan is known as the most versatile singer, and he is very famous for singing melodious and romantic songs. Also, he has the capability of singing songs in various genres such as rock, hip-hop, ghazals, jazz, patriotic, sad songs, and pop. He has also sung songs in Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Oriya, Hindi, English, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali and Kannada.
Shaan had begun his career when he was 17 years old in 1989. Shaan has received so many titles like "Voice of Youth", "Magician of Melody", "Voice of Paradise", and "Golden Voice of India". Despite singing on his personal albums, Shaan has presented his voice for many leading men of Bollywood industry.
In the year 2000, he tied the knot with Radhika and today they are blessed with two sons named Shub and Soham. Currently, Shaan is leading a TV show “
The Voice India” with other three great singers Mika, Sunidhi & Himesh where they select their favourite singers in their team and compete within them.
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Shantanu Mukherjee who is widely known as Shaan is an Indian singer. He is prominent for his playback singing and has sung in variety of languages like Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi, Assamese, Malayalam, Oriya, Nepali, Marathi and, others. He was born on September 30, 1972 in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. He is also a music director, actor and TV show host. He is loved for his voice in the romantic and melodious tones, yet he sang in several other genres like Pop, Bhangra, Rock, Jazz, Ghazals and others.
He has hosted TV shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs, Star Voice of India and others. He has appeared as a judge on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, The Voice and others. He has been given titles like Golden Voice of India, Magician of Melody, Voice of Youth and others. He belongs to a family of musicians, his grandfather Jahar Mukherjee was a lyricist and his father Manas Mukherjee was a music director. His sister Sagarika Mukherjee is also a singer.
His dad passed away when he was very young after which his mother took care of his upbringing. He started to sing at a very early age; he sang for commercials in her early age. At the age of 17, he sang a line for the movie ‘
Parinda’. The careers of his sister and himself began together when they signed their first contract with Magnasound company and recorded some bestselling albums like Q-Funk and Naujawan. He then entered popularity with his sister where he composed mixes and re-mixes, then recreated RD Burman’s songs.
He came up with the album named ‘Loveology’ in which he wrote the song ‘Bhool Ja’ and he also featured in his song ‘Tanha Dil’s’ video, all of which were loved by the audience. The album Tanha Dil won the MTV music award for best album (solo). In 2004, he launched his album ‘Aksar’ which featured international stars like Blue, Samira and others. He wrote songs and composed music for this album.
His father was also a music director, and to show his music to the world, he released an album in 2004 named Tomar Akash which was in Bengali. This album had his father’s songs in it. His song ‘Shuruat’ in the album Tishangi was used to promote the film Chronicles Of Narnia. His playback and music career has been at the peak of success. He has given his soulful voice to umpteen numbers of actors like
Salman Khan, Sunil Shetty,
Shah Rukh Khan,
Aamir Khan, R Madhavan,
Anil Kapoor and others.
He has given his voice for some super hit movies like ‘
Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘
Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, ‘
Om Shanti Om’, ‘
3 Idiots’, ‘
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and others. He has given music for TV serials and has won Best TV music director award. His famous songs include, Wo Pehli Baar, O Re Kanchi, Who Ladki Hai Kahan, Kuch Toh Huva Hai, Main Aisa Kyun Hoon, Mein Hoon Don, Aao Milo Chale, Aaj Unse Milna Hai and, several others which were well received by the people.
He was then seen on TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa from 2000-06, aired in Zee TV; he was the host of this prestigious show on TV. This show won program of the year in Indian Telly Awards in 2003. He is currently hosting the show Voice of India aired on Star Plus. He is internationally popular and has international connections too. His international debut was the song for the movie ‘Chronicles of Narnia.’ He has also collaborated with ‘Michael learns to rock’ and composed songs for his album.
His songs have aired on many TV shows; he has been doing shows all over India in programs and college fests. He has appeared in movies; as himself in some and as a character in others. Some movies include ‘Tarkieb’, ‘
Asoka’, ‘Zameen’, ‘Lions of Punjab’, ‘Balwinder Singh famous ho gaya’ and others. He has won many awards; he has won Best Playback Singer Award from Zee Cine, Filmfare, Star Screen, IIFA and others which include Favorite host from Star Parivaar Awards.
His wife is Radhika and they have two kids, Soham and Subh. The family currently resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra.