Neetal wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Born into a Bengali family on 30th September 1972 ,Shaan 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. He is the grandson of Jahar Mukherjee.
During his childhood, Shaan began his career by singing ad jingles. After giving it up for a brief period, he also began to sing remixes and cover versions. At the age of 15, in the movie Parinda, Shaan sang a singular 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 1998, 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. Shaan gave hit playbacks vocals for various Bollywood films, including Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai , Lakshya, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Dhoom, Dus, Salaam Namaste, Don - The Chase Begins Again, Fanaa and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. He hosted the television show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV. Shaan is now the host of another very popular music show called 'Star Voice of India (SVOI) which airs on Star Plus. 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 song "Chand Sifarish…" from the movie Fanaa.
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. He plans to release an album remaking his father's compositions with his sister. Though he opted out the offer to host Star Voice Of India Lil Champs to spend time with his family, he is likely to be back as a host for the next season of SVOI