Shaan (singer)

Shaan (born Shantanu Mukherjee (Bengali: শান্তনু মুখার্জী, Hindi: शान) on September 30, 1972), is an Indian singer and television host who works as a playback singer in Bollywood films. He was the host for the popular show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa from 2000–2006 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.
Personal life
Shaan was born into a Bengali family on 30 September 1972. He is the son of the late music director Manas Mukherjee and brother of singer Sagarika.[1] He is married to Radhika and has two sons, Soham and Shubh. He is the grandson of lyricist Jahar Mukherjee.
[edit]Career
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 15 years of age, Shaan sang a single line in the song, "Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari Dosti Hamari".
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 sang, composed and wrote the lyrics of his songs. He plans to release an album remaking his father's compositions with his sister.
Apart from his albums, Shaan has sung playback vocals for various Bollywood films, including Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai, Jhankaar Beats, Lakshya, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Dhoom, Dus, Salaam Namaste, Fight Club - Members Only, Don - The Chase Begins Again, Fanaa, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and Om Shanti Om. He hosted the television show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV, which won the Music Programme of the Year award at the Indian Telly Awards in 2003. In 2007, he left the host job and then was replaced by 21 year-old Aditya Narayan. At the same awards function, Shaan won Best TV Music Director, for creating the music of the Zee TV show, Lipstick, for friend, Goldie Behl.
He also appeared as the guest in the first episode of the new show Antakshari: The Great Challenge which aired on 9 February 2007 on Star One.
Shaan is now the host of a 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. However, he returned to host the next season of Star Voice of India.
Popular songs by Shaan include his first hit, "Musu Musu", as well as "Tanha Dil" and "Bhool Ja" from his albums and the very popular songs "Chand Sifarish" from the movie Fanaa and "Jab se tere naina" from the movie Saawariya. Recently he released a song with MLTR, "Take me to your heart". The song appears on his album Tishnagi.
Shaan sang the title song for the comedy show Khichdi which airs on Star Plus. He also sang the title song for Shakuntala which airs on Star One.
Along with singing, Shaan has also acted in the movie, Daman, also starring Raveena Tandon. He has made appearances in his songs in the movies, Zameen and Hungama.
Shaan often performs for Pro Shows which are conducted as a part of the cultural festivals of various colleges. Among the prominent cult festivals where he has performed live recently are Spring Fest of IIT Kharagpur, Mood Indigo of IIT Bombay, Raagam of NIT Calicut and in Alcheringa of IIT Guwahati. Recently he performed live in an IBM event "Imprint 2008, Bangalore" for IBM GBS exclusively.
His song "Chand Sifarish" from the movie Fanaa (2006) and "Jab se Tere Naina" from Saawariya won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award and the Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer - Male apart from receiving several other nominations.
He said in an interview that he is no longer interested in playback singing because auto tuning software ensures that actors sound perfect.[2]
Shaan has also been a judge on many talent hunt shows.[3]
Shaan is a Team Captain, judge, and mentor on STAR Plus's Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for the team Shaan's Strikers.
Awards
Year Category Recording Result
Star Parivaar Awards
2009 Favourite Host "Star Voice of India" won
MTV Asia Music Awards
2000 Best Solo Album "Tanha Dil" won
Zee Cine Award
2008 Best Playback Singer - Male "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Sawariya won
2007 Best Playback Singer - Male "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa won
2004 Best Playback Singer - Male "Suno Na" from Jhankaar Beats 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
Filmfare
2008 Best Male Playback Award "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Sawariya won
2007 Best Male Playback Award "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa won
2005 Best Male Playback Award "Dus Bahane" from Dus nominated
2002 Best Male Playback Award "Nikamma" from Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa nominated
2001 Best Playback Singer - Male "Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe" from Dil Chahta Hai nominated
IIFA
2008 Best Male Playback Award "Jab Se Tere Naina" from Saawariya won
2007 Best Male Playback Award "Chand Sifarish" from Fanaa won
[edit]Tours
In 2004 Shaan took a tour around India for his album Aksar.
In January 2004 Shaan performed at Saarang(Cul-Fest) in IIT Madras
In 2005 and 2009 Shaan performed in Durban/Johannesburg. Brought down by "Shasim Entertainment Enterprises" South Africa
In June 2006, Shaan took a North American tour, singing for fans all over the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
In November 2006 he took a tour with fellow singer Sunidhi Chauhan to the Netherlands, Singapore, Fiji and Australia.
In January 2003 and also on January 2007, he performed at Spring Fest in IIT Kharagpur.
In March 2007, he performed at Raagam 07 in NIT Calicut.
In April 2007 he took a Middle East tour to Dubai and Oman with Music Director Jatin .
In February 2008, he performed at Alcheringa in IIT Guwahati.
In October 2007, he performed at annual day of Logica, Bangalore.
In May 2008, he performed at an IBM Event IMPRINT 2008, Bangalore.
13 August 2008 : Performed at Microsoft IDC decennial party at HICC, Hyderabad
16 August 2009, Shaan performed at the 'Proms 42: Indian Voices Day' at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington - London, United Kingdom.
In 2009, he went to Bangladesh for singing playback songs for the Bengali movie Rehmat Ali. He held a concert at the Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Center.
[edit]Discography
Tishnagi
Love Story
Love-o-logy
Tanha Dil
Aksar
Q-Funk
[edit]Filmography
"Vithai Vithai"   Kacheri Aaramban   2010   Tamil    
"Forever"
"Let's Rock India" World Cupp 2011 2010 Hindi
"Laila" Rockin Meera 2010 Hindi
"Life Is Fun" Trump Card 2010 Hindi
"Rishta Hai Mera" Chance Pe Dance 2010 Hindi
"Gali Mudhi Ittefaq Se" Paa 2009 Hindi
"Chandini" Muskurake Dekh Zara 2009 Hindi
"Aal Izz Well"
"Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" 3 Idiots 2009 Hindi
"Yo Baby" Love Khichdi 2009 Hindi
"Tak Dhina Dhin"
"Ore Saawariya"
"Bachke O Bachke" Aladin 2009 Hindi
"Dosti..Forever" 3 Nights 4 Days 2009 Hindi
"Phir Kabhi" Phir Kabhi 2009 Hindi
"Mrs. Khanna" Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Hindi
"Kyon Maang Yeh Khali Hai" Ek Second 2009 Hindi
"Aaj Aasmaan" Vaada Raha 2009 Hindi
"Ottrai Vaarthayil" Modhi Vilayadu 2009 Tamil
"Don't Ever Leave Me" Do Knot Disturb 2009 Hindi
"Aaja Lehraate" What's Your Raashee" 2009 Hindi
"Nadi Mein Ye Chanda"
"Janabe Ali (Remix)" Mohandas 2009 Hindi
"Aankhon Ki Baat"
"Tum Jo Mile" Fast Forward 2009 Hindi
"Batladein Koi "
"Shehar Hai Khoob Kya Hai"
"Uff Are Tu Mirch Hai" Chal Chalein 2009 Hindi
"Lal Quile Ke Peechey " Teree Sang 2009 Hindi
"Dil Leke " Wanted 2009 Hindi
"Oh Divya" Maasilamani 2009 Tamil
"Kuke Kuke" Life Partner 2009 Hindi
"Kyun" Kambakkht Ishq 2009 Hindi
"Humko Rehna Hai" Kisaan 2009 Hindi
"Tere Bin" Jashnn 2009 Hindi
"Meethi Meethii Baatein"
"Aasman Chhoona Nahin"
'"Nachle" Morning Walk 2009 Hindi
"Roshan Dil Ka Jahan" Runway 2009 Hindi
"Vandemataram" Kirkit 2009 Hindi
"Deewana Ab Dil Na Maane" Suno Na 2009 Hindi
"Jack & Jill" Paying Guests 2009 Hindi/English
"Kal Ki Tarah" 99 2009 Hindi
"Jaana Jaana" Ek Se Bure Do 2009 Hindi
"Kyun Ho Gaya Ye Deewaana" Ek Aadat 2009 Hindi
"Kal Kissne Dekha"
"Aasman Jhuk Gaya" Kal Kissne Dekha 2009 Hindi
"Kisse Pyaar Karoon"
"Sanam Sanam"
"Jahan Tak Ye Meri Nazar" Kisse Pyaar Karoon 2009 Hindi
"Gazab" Aa Dekhen Zara 2009 Urdu
"Sehmi Sehmi"
"Patthron Ke Bane In Shahron" Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye 2009 Hindi
"Tumse Milke Hua" 42 km 2009 Hindi
"Aasma" Aasma 2009 Hindi
"Tu Ne Re" Victory 2008 Hindi
"O Dil Sambhal" Meerabai Not Out 2008 Hindi
"Jeena To Hai Har Haal Mein" Jeena To Hai 2008 Hindi
"Dono Nibhayein Apna Dharam"
"Jhirmir Jhirmir Meha Barse"
"Jhirmir Jhirmir Meha Barse (Part 2)"
"Kya Soch Ke Aaye The"
"Lo Ji Hum Aa Gaye"
"Mujhme Zinda Hai Woh"
"Mujhme Zinda Hai Woh (Part 2)"
"Neend Mein Hai"
"Sang Sang Rahenge Janam Janam" Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi 2008 Hindi
"Aaja Aa Bhi Jaa" EMI 2008 Hindi
"Hari Puttar" Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors 2008 Hindi
"Khushi" Drona 2008 Hindi
"Kuch Kum" Dostana 2008 Hindi
"Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam 2008 Hindi
"Aksar (Sad Version)"
"Aksar (Unplugged)" Hijack 2008 Hindi
"Let's Party"
"Let's Party (Remix)" God Tussi Great Ho 2008 Hindi
"Kahin Nahin (Part 2)" Via Darjeeling 2008 Hindi
"Move Your Body Now (Remix)" - DJ Suketu & Aks Kismat Konnection 2008 Hindi
"Yeh Nazar Aur Ye" Ugly Aur Pagli 2008 Hindi
"Maana Yeh Aaj Hamne" Thodi Life Thoda Magic 2008 Hindi
"Tujhe Dekhoon To"
"Ye Ishq Gunah Hone De" Deshdrohi 2008 Hindi
"Badalon Pe" Contract 2008 Hindi
"Milne Ko Nahi Aaye"
"Milne Ko Nahi Aaye"
(two versions of the same song) Zindagi Tere Naam 2008 Hindi
"Maine Hawa Ke Paron Pe Likha Hai"
"jaana hai tujhko piya ke" Mere Baap Pehle Aap 2008 Hindi
"Jane Kaisi Hai Teri Meri Love Story (Happy Version)"
"Jane Kaisi Hai Teri Meri Love Story (Sad Version)"
"Mausam Achanak Ye Badala Kyu"
"Milo Na Milo" Love Story 2050 2008 Hindi
"Dil Yeh Kahe"
"Dil Yeh Kahe (Club Mix)"
Khushboo 2008 Hindi
"Khwahish" Haal-E-Dil 2008 Urdu
"Baaton Mein"
"Tu Andhere Mein" Humsey Hai Jahaan 2008 Urdu
"Main Yahan Tu Wahaan" Ghatothkach 2008 Hindi
"Tum Kaun Ho" Don Muthu Swami 2008 Hindi
"De Taali"
"De Taali (The Clap Trap Mix)"
"Everybody Put Your Hands Together"
"Tooti Phooti" De Taali 2008 Hindi
"Rock The World" Hastey Hastey 2008 Hindi
"Yeh Pyaar Hai" Woodstock Villa 2008 Hindi
"Do Minute Mein"
"Why Not Jimmy" Jimmy 2008 Hindi
"Oh Ho Sanam"
"Oh Ho Sanam (DJ Mix)" Dasavathaaram/
Dashavtar 2008 Telugu,
Hindi
"Aashiqi"
"Shagufta Dil"
"Shadufta Dil (Remix)" Anamika 2008 Hindi
"Ijazat Bina" Black Cinderella 2008 Hindi
"Ghar Tera Ghar Mera" Sirf 2008 Hindi
"Jaane Kaisa Hai Tu" Bhram 2008 Hindi
"Dekho Nashe Mein" Race 2008 Hindi
"Rafa Dafa" Superstar 2008 Hindi
"Tara Tara Ontara" Bindaas 2007 Kannada
"Gelatana Gelatana" Amruthavaani 2007 Kannada
"Tolivalapu Virise Hrudayana" Student 2007 Telugu
"Naa Choopu" Bank 2007 Telugu
"Bum Bum Bole" Taare Zameen Par 2007 Hindi
"Insha Allah"
"Welcome" Welcome 2007 Hindi, English
"Aa Khushi Se Khudkhushi Kar Le"
"Aa Khushi Se Khudkhushi Kar Le (Remix)"
"Hasaye Bhi Rulaye Bhi"
"Hasaye Bhi Rulaye Bhi (Remix)" Darling June 15, 2007 Hindi
"Lets Rock Soniye" Bhool Bhulaiya 2007 Hindi, English
"Kash Ek Din Aisa Bhi Aaye" Showbiz 2007 Hindi
"Issi Umeed Pe"
"Rukhsat"
"Thaare Vaaste"
"Thaare Vaaste Remix" Shakalaka Boom Boom 2007 Hindi
"Dil Ki Kuch Baatein"
"Us Paar Hai Meri Jaan" Panga Naa Lo 2007 Hindi
"Dekho Re Dekho"
"Shael Sutha Ke Ankhon" My Friend Ganesha 2007 Hindi
"Zindagi" Chhodon Naa Yaar 2007 Hindi
"Dekha Tumhe" Mr Hot Mr Kool 2007 Hindi
"Shehzada" Apna Asmaan 2007 Hindi
"Jab Se Tere Naina" Saawariya September 19, 2007 Hindi Won Filmfare Best Playback Singer - Male , Won Zee Cine Awards 2008 Best Playback Singer - Male
"Aao Milo Chalo" Jab We Met September 21, 2007 Hindi
"Deewangi Deewangi"
"Daastaan-E-Om Shanti Om"
"Deewangi Deewangi (Rainbow Mix)"
"Daastaan (The Dark Side Mix)" Om Sh