Shantanu Mukherjee Biography:
Shantanu Mukherjee a.k.a Shaan was born on Sept 30th 1972 in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh in a Bengali family. Shaan’s grandfather was a lyricist ‘’Jahar Mukherjee’’ and his father was a music director ‘’Manas Mukherjee’’ and sister Sagrika is also a singer and Shaan’s father passed away when he was just 13 years old, his mother found a job as a singer thereafter.
Shantanu Mukherjee Career:
In the very young age Shaan has given jingles for many advertisements after giving a few jingles he shifted to sound mixing, remixes and cover versions.
In the year 1989 for the movie Parinda he was only 17 years old shaan had just sang a single line in the song ‘Kitni Hain Pyari Dosti Hamari’. Shaan and his sister used to work together for the sounds and songs, Shaan and his sister Sagrika Mukherjee’s career had taken a kick start when they signed for a Magnasound recording company and recorded a few successful albums including ‘Naujawan’ and ‘Q-Funk’ which was a biggest hit and had sold over a million copies.
Along with other remixes there was another remix called ”Roop Tera Mastana” a song by R.D Burman. Shaan launched Loveology after this, which was well received. He wrote the lyrics of the ballad “Bhool Ja” on his second album Tanha Dil, which appeared in the charts within days of its release and was popular on radio.
Shaan launched his album Aksar, which was successful and contained songs featuring international stars such as Blue, Mel 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.
He released Tomar Aakash in 2004, a Bengali album, along with his sister and featuring his father’s unreleased songs.
Shaan not only sings in Hindi language but also Other Popular songs by Shaan are – Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Assamese, Malayalam, Odia and Sindhi film songs.
Popular songs by Shaan include hits such as “Musu Musu” (influenced by a hit Nepali song); “Wo Pehli Baar” from Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi; “Tune Mujhe Pehchaana Nahin” from Raju Chacha; “Apni Yaadon Ko” from Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat; “Nikamma Kiya Is Dil Ne” from Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa
O Re Kanchi” from Asoka; “Yeh Hawein” from Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai; “Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe” and “Woh Ladki Hai Kahan” from Dil Chahta Hai; “Subha Ho Gayi Mamu” from Munna Bhai M.B.B.S; “Suno Na” and “Tera Muskurana” from Jhankaar Beats; “It’s The Time To Disco” and “Kuch To Hua Hai” from Kal Ho Na Ho
“En Panchhiyon” from Koi Mil Gaya “Prem Hoy je keno” from Teen Patti;”Dus Bahane” from Dus; “Shikdum” from Dhoom; “Main Aisa Kyun Hoon” from Lakshya; “Ladki Kyun” from Hum Tum; “My Dil Goes Mmmm” from Salaam Namaste; “Where’s The Party Tonight” and “Rock And Roll Soniye” from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
“Chori Chori Chhora Chhori” from Masti; “Main Hoon Don” from Don – The Chase Begins Again; “Hey Shona” from Ta Ra Rum Pum; “Do U Wanna Partner” and “You’re My Love” from Partner; “Insha Allah” and “Welcome” from Welcome
“Bum Bum Bole” from Taare Zameen Par; “Aao milo chalo” from Jab We Met, “Kuch Kam” from Dostana; “Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh” from 3 Idiots; the popular songs “Chand Sifarish” from the movie Fanaa; “Dastaan-e-Om Shanti Om” from the movie Om Shanti Om; “Jab Se Tere Naina” from the movie Saawariya, “Do You Know” from Housefull 2
Shaan has hosted many T.V shows in his career as a part of being on television except for the mic.
Shaan hosted the television show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV between the years 2000–2006, which won the Music Program of the Year award at the Indian Telly Awards in 2003.
Shaan is now the host of a music show called Star Voice of India (SVOI) which airs on Star Plus. He was offered the role of host for Star Voice of India Chote Ustaad, but opted out to spend time with his family.
However, he returned to host the next season of Star Voice of India.
In June 2015, Shaan was introduced as a coach in the first season of the singing-based reality TV show The Voice.
Aadesh Srivastava – Tarkeib, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab hain, Deewanapan
Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy – Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe, Woh Ladki Hain Kahan (Dil Chahta Hain), Yaar Apne Ghar Jao, Yeh Sama (Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hain?), Dil Mein Dhadkan, Rang De Rang De, Sari Sari Raina (Nayee Padosan)
Vishal – Shekhar – Musu Musu Hasi, Wo Pehli Baar (Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi),
Anu Malik – Aur Mohabbat Hain, Kasam Ki Kasam, Prem Prem Prem (Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon)
MTV Asia Music Award Best Solo Album – Tanha Dil.
Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer – Jab Se Tere Naina from Saawariya, Chand Sifarish from Fanaa & Suno Na from Jhankaar Beats.
Bollywood Movie Awards Best Male Playback – Chand Sifarish from Fanaa.
Star Screen Awards Best Male Playback – Chand Sifarish from Fanaa.
Filmfare Best Male Playback Award – Jab Se Tere Naina from Saawariya, Chand Sifarish from Fanaa, Dus Bahane from Dus, Nikamma” from Kya Dil Ne Kahan.
IIFA Best Male Playback Award – Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh from 3 Idiots, Jab Se Tere Naina from Saawariya, Chand Sifarish from Fanaa.