Shaan, bollywood singer and former host of the popular show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, was born on September 30, 1972. Shaan was born Shantanu Mukherjee into a Bengali family and is the son of the late music director Manas Mukherjee and brother of singer Sagarika. He is married to Radhika and has two sons, Soham and Shubh.
As a child, Shaan began his career by singing jingles. After giving it up for a brief period, he soon returned to it, and also began to sing remixes and cover versions. His career began in 1995 with his first release, the remix album called Q-funk. 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 displayed his great talents by singing, composing and writing the lyrics of his songs.
In the 1989 movie Parinda, when he was only 15 years of age, Shaan sang a singular line in the song, Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari Dosti Hamari'. His first big break into the world of Bollywood Playback singing came in the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi with the songs Musu Musu and Who Pehli Baar. Shaan has sung playback vocals for various Bollywood films since then, including Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai , Lakshya, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Dhoom, Dus, Salaam Namaste, Fight Club, Don - The Chase Begins Again, Fanaa, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and Om Shanti Om.
His songs "Chand Sifarish" from the movie Fanaa (2006) and "Jab se Tere Naina" from Saawariya won the Best Male Playback Award at both the Filmfare and Zee Cine Awards Best Playback Singer- Male apart from receiving several other nominations.
Shaan was the host of the television show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV, up until 2007 when he left the show and was replaced by 20 year-old Aditya Narayan. Shaan is now the host of another very popular music show called 'Star Voice of India (SVOI) which airs on Star Plus. He was offered to host Star Voice Of India Chote Ustaad, but opted out to spend time with his family, promising to return to host the next season of the show. Shaan has also been a judge on many talent hunt shows.
MTV Asia Music Awards
2000 Best Solo Album, "Tanha Dil"; Zee Cine Award
2008 Best Playback Singer - Male, "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Sawariya
2007 Best Playback Singer - Male, "Chand sifarish" from Fanaa
2004 Best Playback Singer - Male, "Suno Na" from Jhankaar Beats
Bollywood Movie Awards
2007 Best Male Playback, "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa; Star Screen Awards
2007 Best Male Playback, "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa; Filmfare
2008 Best Male Playback Award, "Jab se tere naina" from Sawariya
2007 Best Male Playback Award, "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa; IIFA
2008 Best Male Playback Award, "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya
2007 Best Male Playback Award, "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa
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