Shaan Genre: Pop/World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
He's been singing since he was a kid and Shaan has entrenched himself pretty
strongly in the music world. Not only that he also turned actor with Kalpana
Lajmi’s Daman. What is exciting Shaan at the moment is the fact that he has
become a father. His airhostess wife and mother are thrilled too. His career is
going great guns too-his album Bhool ja is being received well and his anchoring
of the musical show Sa re ga ma pa is making him a household name.
He has earlier albums Tanha dil and Loveology to his credit. His Tanha Dil won
him the MTV award for Favorite Indian artiste- pop category. This had Shaan as
writer/composer and singer. He says with great élan "I’d written all the songs
myself and composed four of them. But then even for my earlier album Loveology
I’d written 5 songs myself.” He grins and says, "If the older people understood
us as we understand ourselves we wouldn't be writing our own songs”.
In 'tanha dil" the words went 'ankhon mein sapne liye, ghar se hum chal to diye,
jaane yeh raahein ab le jayengi kahan "
Not bad at all for a youngster you might think but it requires a lot of effort
to write to metre and if this youngster has mastered that it requires a pat on
the head. He says with perfect sangfroid “It takes more effort to explain to a
writer what you need so I thought I’d write myself.”
Shaaan and Saagarika have made quite a name for themselves-Shaan's 'musu musu
haasi' in pyar mein kabhi kabhi' is still on everybody's lips and he's been
getting quite a few film offers. He's sung for AR Rahman in One two ka four- for
Aadesh Srivastava the number he's sung 'bas Itna sa khwab hai' along with his
sister. Today most composers admit that he has a good voice and offers are
His forthcoming projects include big banners like the Rajshri’s-‘Main prem ki
deewani hoon’ composed by Anu Malik, Chura liya hai dil composed by Himesh
Reshamiya, Kuch na kaho with the Sippy’s. He sings in other Indian languges
apart from Hindi. And that's saying something when you realise that he has had
no formal training in music and that it's sheer interest that keeps him going.
From pop music he's graduated to playback singing and that itself is a feather
in his cap!