Shaan born as Shantanu Mukherjee is a renowned Indian playback singer and successful television host. He is not only an accomplished playback singer,but also has released very successful albums like Tanha Dil and Aksar. Apart from Hindi songs, Shaan has also given his voice to many hit Bengali, Telugu and Tamil film songs. He was the host for the popular show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa from 2000 to 2006 and also for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs.
Shaan is also the host for another popular reality show called Star Voice of India. He is currently hosting the sequel to Star Voice of India, Star Voice of India 2 and was runner up of an extremely popular show called Music Ka Maha Muqabla in 2009-2010. Shaan was born into a Bengali Brahmin family on 30 September 1972. He is the son of the late music director Manas Mukherjee and brother of singer Sagarika. His father died when Shaan was aged 13. After the demise of his father his mother found work as a singer and took care of the whole family.
Shaan has won the respect of his fans and other people alike for his humility and sincere nature. He is married to Radhika and has two sons, Soham and Shubh. He is the grandson of lyricist Jahar Mukherjee. As a child, Shaan began his career by singing ad jingles. After giving it up for a brief period, he soon returned to it, and also began to sing remixes and cover versions. In the 1989 movie Parinda, when he was only 17 years of age, Shaan sang a single line in the song, "Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari Dosti Hamari". Shaan and his sister's career began with Naujawan. They signed up with Magnasound recording company and recorded a few successful albums. The album Naujawan was a hit. Then came the Album Q - Funk, which sold a million copies.
Shaan entered the pop scene with sister Sagarika, powered by pop-guru Biddu's melodies and doing re-mixes.Then came Roop Tera Mastana, a remix album of R.D. Burman's songs, that brought them further into the limelight. Shaan has been wooing the audiences since he stepped into Indian Music industry. He launched Loveology after this, which was well received by young hearts all over. The track from his second album Tanha Dil, " Bhool Ja ", which is an excellent ballad with superb lyrics written by the man himself, catapulted to the charts within days of its release and was very popular on radio. Dil Kya Kare is a remix that caught everyone's eye thanks to its electrifying video and soothing melodies. Mana Janab is a fun and frolicky blast from the past that Shaan livens up with a Latino groove. Induced with lots of emotional and groovy tracks, the album popped up the singers star rating, market value and of course ambitions. In 2000 he won the MTV Asia Music Award for best solo album for his album Tanha Dil.
Three years later Shaan launched his album Aksar which was again hugely successful. The album 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 his songs. Recently he released a song with MLTR, "Take me to your heart". The song appears on his album Tishnagi.The song "Shuruat" in his album Tishnagi was made into a music video to promote the film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He has released Tomar Aakash in year 2004, a Bengali album with his sister in which he has brought out his dad's unreleased songs.
He also plans to release an album remaking his father's compositions with his sister in Hindi.He recently sang one of his father's compositions on sets of STAR Plus's Music Ka Maha Muqqabla . Apart from singing for his albums, Shaan today, has been the voice of almost all of Bollywood's leading men starting from Shahid Kapur to Saif Ali Khan. He is widely appreciated for his excellent voice quality and singing songs from heart. He has thus established himself as one of the leading playback singers in Bollywood today. Shaan sang, composed the music and wrote the lyrics of his songs for both of his super hit albums Tanha Dil and Aksar. He has also composed music for many TV serials and has won the Best TV music director award. Shaan is also well known for giving inputs about music and lyrics to the music directors for which he sings.
Shaan has sung playback vocals for several hit Bollywood films, including Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, Jhankaar Beats, Lakshya,Kaante, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum,Saathiya, Dhoom, Dus, Salaam Namaste, Fight Club - Members Only,Koi Mil Gaya,Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Don - The Chase Begins Again, Fanaa, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Masti (2004 film), Om Shanti Om, Partner, Welcome , Saawariya, Jab We Met, 3 Idiots, Taare Zameen Par and many more.