Shantanu Mukherjee or popularly known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer, actor, and television representative who works mostly predominantly in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, and Kannada language films and television shows. He is a popular show host, he has hosted television shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champs, Star Voice Of India Season 1 & 2. Apart from hosting the shows, Shaan has also been the judge to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champ 2014-2015 and The Voice India Kids 2016.  

Born on the 30th of September 1972 in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Shaan’s grandfather was a well-known lyricist. Shaan comes from a family of music as his grandfather was a lyricist, his father was a music director and his sister is also a singer. Shaan was involved in music from a very young age, and he started his career in music. Shaan started with singing jingles for advertisements and then getting more involved with remixes and covers. The big break came when Shaan along with his sister signed a contract with the music label Magnasound. He has sung a couple of successful albums with them one of them being the Q-Funk’s Naujawan, which sold a million copies.  

Getting further into the industry, Shaan took to singing remixes and covers of popular songs, and then came in the remix of R.D Burman’s song Roop Tera Mastana, which they made a remix cover on which further brought Shaan and his sister into the spotlight. Shaan’s written song Bhool Ja of his second album showed up on the charts within days of its release and was quite popular amongst the youth at the time; being a constant request on the radio. 

Shaan continued to work on more Solo albums and even won the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist in 2000. While Shaan continued to make his own albums, he was also lending his voice to all the leading actors of the industry. He established himself as one of the leading playback singers of Bollywood.  

Apart from creating his own albums, Shaan also works for music directors, and does playback singing; he has sung some of the popular Bollywood songs like Salam Namastey, Dil Chahta Hai, Dus, Dhoom, Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai, Jhankaar Beats, Kal Ho Na Ho, Koi Mil Gaya, Don, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Fanaa, Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, Om Shanti Om, Masti, Partner, Welcome, Jab We Met, PK, Taare Jaameen Pe, 3 Idiots, Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, London Thumakada, Do You Know, Suraj Dooba Hai, Balam Pichkari, Hawaa Hawaa, Dil Diya Gallan, Jag Ghumiya, Ab Mujhme Kahi, Enna Sona, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, Channa Mereya, Phir Le Aaya Dil, Seniyorita, Dus Bahaane, I Love You amongst others. You can now download High Quality mp3 song from Saregama website.

Apart from singing, Shaan has been one of the most television personalities; hosting and judging music competitions. Shaan is a judge, mentor, and team captain in the STAR Plus’s show Music Ka Maha Muqabala and he has also participated in a dance show, being one of the four finalists in the show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.  

Shaan’s song Chand Sifarish from the movie Fanaa, and Jab Se Tere Naina from the movie Saawariya won the Best Male Playback Award and the Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer – Male. Apart from this Shaan’s album “Tanha Dil” won the MTV Asia Awards for Best Solo Album, Shaan has also won three Zee Cine Awards for Best Playback Singer Male, his song Chand Sifarish won him the Best Playback Singer Male Award in Bollywood Movie Awards, Star Screen Awards, Filmfare Awards, And IIFA Awards.  

On Shaan’s birthday, Saregama wishes a Happy Birthday to Shaan and celebrates his contribution to the Indian Entertainment Industry.