Shantanu Mukherjee (born 30 September 1972), better known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer, live performer, composer, actor and television host. He has recorded numerous songs for films and albums in various Indian languages and has established himself as one of the best and highest paid playback singers of Indian Cinema.

Shaan at Music Mania in 2013
Shantanu Mukherjee

(1972-09-30) 30 September 1972 (age 51)[1]
Years active1995–present
Radhika Mukherjee
(m. 2000)
RelativesSagarika (sister)
AwardsSee below
Musical career
GenresFilmi, Pop, Rock, Classical
LabelsUniversal Music, Times Music, Sony Music, Zee Music, T-Series, Tips, Saregama, Venus, YRF Music, OSA, Magnasound, EMI Virgin Records

Personal life edit

Shaan with wife Radhika

Shaan was born on 30 September 1972 in Bombay (now Mumbai) in a Bengali family.[1][2][3] His grandfather was Jahar Mukherjee, a well known lyricist, his late father Manas Mukherjee, was a music director and his sister Sagarika is a singer as well.[4] He grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Early years in musical career edit

Shaan began his career singing jingles for advertisements. Along with jingles, began to sing remixes and cover versions.[5]

Shaan and his sister signed up with Magnasound recording company and recorded a few successful albums, including the hit album Naujawan followed by Q-Funk.[6][7] Later, Shaan launched Love-Ology after this. In 2000, he sang a superhit song "Tanha Dil Tanha Safar" from his album Tanha Dil.[8]

In 2002, he won the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India for best solo album for his album Tanha Dil. One year later, Shaan launched his album Aksar, which was successful and contained songs featuring international stars such as Blue, Melanie C and Samira Said. For both the albums Tanha Dil and Aksar, Shaan sang, composed and wrote the lyrics of all the songs, except the title track "Tanha Dil", which was composed by Ram Sampath.[9]

He released Tomar Aakash in 2004, a Bengali album, along with his sister and featuring his father's unreleased songs.[10] In 2006, he released a song with MLTR, "Take me to your heart". The song appears on his album Tishnagi, which is produced by Ranjit Barot and engineered by Ashish Manchanda.[11]

Career in playback singing edit

Shaan made his playback singing debut in 1999 in the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi where he sung two songs in the film. The song "Musu Musu Hasi" instantly struck a chord among the viewers and was very relatable to the youth.[12][13]

He has recently recorded a playback for an upcoming Bengali feature film Network which is composed by Dabbu.[14]

In 2023, Shaan recorded a romantic song composed by Pritam for Shah Rukh Khan in Dunki.

Working as host and judge edit

Shaan hosted the television show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV between the years 2000–2006.[5]

Shaan has been a judge on many talent shows.[15] Shaan is a team captain, judge and mentor on STAR Plus's Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for the team Shaan's Strikers.[16] Shaan appeared as a judge in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014–2015[3] and The Voice India Kids 2016.[4] In 2015 and 2016, Shaan was the winning coach in each of the first two seasons of The Voice. He appeared as a judge in Bengali reality show 'Super Singer Season 2' (2020) and 'Super Singer Season 4' (2023).

Discography edit

Filmography edit

Films edit

Along with singing, Shaan has acted in the movie Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence, also starring Raveena Tandon. His songs have appeared in the movies, Zameen and Hungama.

Year Film Role Language
2000 Tarkieb Special appearance in the song "Dil Mera Tarse" Hindi
2001 Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence Kaushik Nath Hindi
Asoka Special appearance in the song "O Re Kaanchi" Hindi
2003 Hungama Special appearance in the song "Chain Aapko Mila" Hindi
Zameen As himself Hindi
2006 The Bong Connection Special appearance in the song "Majhi Re" Bengali
2007 Loins of Punjab Presents As himself English
2008 Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors As Himself Hindi
2014 Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya[17] Balwinder Singh Hindi
Teen Patti As himself Bengali
2017 Secret Superstar Cameo Hindi
2018 Helicopter Eela Cameo Hindi
2023 Music School Albert Hindi, Telugu, Tamil

Television edit

Year Show Language Role
2002-2005 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa[18] Hindi Host
2005-2006 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005[18] Hindi Host
2006 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hindi Host
2006 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Hindi Host
2007 Amul STAR Voice of India Hindi Host
2008 STAR Voice of India 2 Hindi Host
2009 1st Mirchi Music Awards[citation needed] Hindi Host
2009–2010 Music Ka Maha Muqqabla Hindi Superstar captain of Shaan's Strikers
2010 Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De Hindi Himself[19]
2011 3rd Mirchi Music Awards[citation needed] Hindi Host
25 March 2012 4th Mirchi Music Awards Hindi Host
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – Season 6 Hindi Contestant[20]
2014–2015 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014–2015 Hindi Judge
2015–2017 The Voice India Hindi Coach/Judge
2016 The Voice India Kids Hindi Coach
2017 The Voice India Kids Hindi Judge/Coach
2019 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2019 Hindi Judge
2020 Super Singer[21] Bengali Judge
2021 Indian Pro Music League Hindi Captain of Bengal Tigers
2022 Swayamvar – Mika Di Vohti Hindi Host
2023 Super Singer[22] Bengali Judge

Advisor edit

Currently, he is a member of the Board of Advisors of India's International Movement to Unite Nations (I.I.M.U.N.).[23]

Awards edit

Shaan's song "Chand Sifarish" (from the movie Fanaa) and "Jab Se Tere Naina" (from Saawariya) won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award and the Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer - Male, in addition to receiving several other nominations. In 2002, he won the MTV Asia Music Award for best solo album for his album Tanha Dil.[24] Following are the list of awards and nominations in different categories.

Year Category Song Result
MTV Asia Music Awards
2002 Best Solo Album "Tanha Dil" Won[24]
Zee Cine Award
2004 Best Playback Singer – Male "Suno Na" from Jhankaar Beats Won
2007 Best Playback Singer – Male "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa Won
2008 Best Playback Singer – Male "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya Won
Bollywood Movie Awards
2007 Best Male Playback "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa Won
Star Screen Awards
2007 Best Male Playback "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa Won
2002 Best Playback Singer – Male "Koi Kahein Kehta Raahein" from Dil Chahta Hai Nominated
2003 Best Male Playback Award "Nikamma" from Kya Dil Ne Kahan Nominated
2006 Best Male Playback Award "Dus Bahane" from Dus Nominated
2007 Best Male Playback Award "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa Won
2008 Best Male Playback Award "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya Won
Filmfare – South
2014 Kannada cinema: Best Playback Singer – Male "Kannalle Kannittu" from Shravani Subramanya Nominated
2007 Best Male Playback Award "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa Won
2008 Best Male Playback Award "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya Won
2010 Best Male Playback Award "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" from 3 Idiots Won
2010 Best Male Playback Singer Award "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" from 3 Idiots Won
Annual Central European Bollywood Awards
2008 Best Song Award "Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om" from Om Shanti Om Won
Indian Television Academy Awards
2018 Best Title Music Song Award "Tu Kahe Toh" from Haasil Won
Producers Guild Film Awards
2006 Best Male Playback Singer Award "Main Aisa Kyon Hoon" from Lakshya Nominated
2008 Best Male Playback Singer Award "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya Won
2015 Best Male Playback Singer Award "Chaar Kadam" from PK Nominated

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Sen, Torsha (21 November 2013). "Jeetey hai Shaan Se!". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b @singer_shaan (8 September 2016). "I have never been to Khandwa... Born and brought up in Mumbai. But My Inspiration was born in Khandwa:)" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 May 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Vijayakar, Rajiv (29 May 2012). "Death of the Bollywood Playback Singer". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / Interview : Attuned to the lines of destiny". The Hindu. 23 March 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  5. ^ a b Sharma, Ria (21 June 2021). "World Music Day 2021: Shaan opens up on remixes, says 'songs with good melody, lyrics should be recreated'". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Shaan and Sagarika make their debut in Hindi pop with 'Naujawan'", India Today, 15 May 1996, retrieved 9 October 2021
  7. ^ "Shaan se, Sagarika", The New Indian Express, 3 March 2009, retrieved 9 October 2021
  8. ^ "As Shaan's son leaves for college, singer says 'Tanha Dil has come full circle'". Hindustan Times. 30 August 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  9. ^ Zaman, Rana Siddique (23 April 2010). "Sing me those days". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Music is in our blood – Sagarika". 6 March 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2015 – via Bollywood Hungama.
  11. ^ "Interview of the Week- Shaan, Musician". Musicplus. 24 November 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  12. ^ "Shaan is Teenyboppers' Delight – Bollywood Articles". Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  13. ^ Das, Ananya (30 September 2022). "On Shaan's birthday, we list down his 10 best tracks: From Musu Musu Hasi to Tanha Dil". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  14. ^ Bangaliana, Sholoana (February 2023). "Upcoming Bengali Film Network Announced | Sholoanabangaliana Portal".
  15. ^ Srivastava, Priyanka (22 May 2007). "'I love winning awards'". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  16. ^ Nagpal, Anju (20 March 2010). "Amul Music Ka Maha Muqqabla winner is Shankar's rockstar". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Balwinder Singh... Famous Ho Gaya". Bollywood Hungama. January 2014. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  18. ^ a b "Shaandar singer speaks his heart out". Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  19. ^ "Disney channel brings singing sensation shaan on popular tween show ishaan". Indian Television Dot Com. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  20. ^ "I've pushed myself more in dance than music: Shaan". Hindustan Times. 24 May 2013.
  21. ^ "Super Singer welcomes new judges Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Shaan and Kaushiki Chakraborty". The Times of India. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  22. ^ "Super Singer Season 4 to welcome Monali Thakur, Shaan and Rupam Islam as judges". The Times of India. 28 December 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  23. ^ "I.I.M.U.N. || Board of Advisors". Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  24. ^ a b "I'm content with my achievements: Shaan". Hindustan Times. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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