Ishaan Dev is an Indian singer, songwriter, composer, music programmer, stage performer and instrumentalist. He is popularly known by the name shaan in the industry. He mainly performs in South Indian languages and is a famous singer in South India. He was born in Thiruvallam of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala. He received training of basics in Carnatic music from his father Shri Soman and later on did formal training under the guidance of musicians like Chandrababu, Iraniyal Perumal, Neyyatinkara Surendran, and Ambalapuzha Vijayan. He developed a deep interest in music during his childhood days and was influenced by Classical music. He completed his graduation from University College of Thiruvandrum in Zoology.
Soon after which he formed the band named Confusion by teaming up with the violinist Balabhaskar. He played the part of being a lead vocalist and percussionist of the band. His band became famous amongst the people in the year 2000, and he performed in Malayalam language and also composed a song for a TV commercial titled Kaliya Visha Dhara. He made the debut in the Kannada language through his song for the film Shyloo, which bagged him a couple of awards. He won the Best Singer and Best Upcoming Singer in Kannada language Award in the year 2011. He has worked in Kannada movies like Samkranthi and Munjane. He also delivered songs for Tamil films like Elam Avan Seyyal in the year 2008 and Kai Thunindavan in the year 2012.
His work in these movies made him receive appreciation and praise from the audience. He has also published devotional albums in the Malayalam language which were certainly amazing and outstanding. Recently, Ishaan has made a comeback with some Tamil films and looked forward to influencing the audience by his performance. Taking about his personal life, Dev tied the knot with Jeena in the year 2009, and the couple has a daughter.