Shantanu Mukherjee aka Shaan was born on 20th September 1972 in a Bengali family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. His grandfather was the lyricist Jahar Mukherjee, his father was music director Manas Mukherjee, and his sister is the singer Sagarika. His father died when Shaan was 13.
He has sung songs of different genres such as pop, sad songs, patriotic, jazz, ghazals, hip-hop, rock and many more. He has sung songs in Konkani, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi and Assamese. He also started his career at a very young age of 17 years in the year 1989.
He has been showered with titles such as “Golden Voice of India”, “Voice of Paradise”, “Magician of Melody”, and “Voice of Youth”. He appeared as a judge in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2014–2015 and The Voice India Kids 2016. In 2015 and 2016, Shaan was the winning coach in each of the first two seasons of The Voice. In 2016, in The Voice India Kids, he was the coach of the runner-up contestant.
Shaan is one of the few Indian singers who have collaborated with international singers. After working with blue for the song “One Love” and singing the theme song (“Shuruaat”) for the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shaan collaborated with Michael Learns to Rock band for his album Tishnagi. Shaan also composed six of the album’s nine tracks and penned most of the songs, excluding the number Take Me To Your Heart with Michael Learns to Rock.