When singer of the yesteryear, Mukesh died, Raj Kapoor had reportedly said “I have lost my voice today”; in connection to the fact that Mukesh was the playback singer for Raj Kapoor in all of his films. In this generation, Shaan seems to be the voice of the Khans. The singer who started his career when he was just 17 years old, has established himself as one of the leading singers in Bollywood. He has lent his voice for many leading men in Bollywood, the three Khans, Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Dino Morea, Jackie Shroff, Abhishek Bachchan, Fardeen Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Ranbir Kapoor among many others.
So on his birthday, Bollywood Celebden presents Shaan-Voice of the Khans. A list of some of his best songs he’s sung for Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
Shahrukh Khan and Shaan
Shaan sung for the King Khan many times in films like Om Shanti Om, Don, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Kal Ho Na Ho. Personally I feel his spooky rendition of the song Daastan-ae-Om-Shanti-Om is powerfully captivating.
Shantanu Mukherjee aka Shaan has lent his voice to Salman Khan in movies like Partner, God Tussi Great Ho, Wanted, Main aur Mrs Khanna. Remember Salman Khan’s love-guru character wooing the hot damsel Lara Dutta in the movie Partner, by singing “You’re my love”? That was sung by our Shaan bhai!
That soul-lifting, feel-good song “Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe” from the movie Dil Chahta Hai was rendered by none other than Shaan. Singing for the perfectionist-Khan also won him the IIFA award for the best singer twice for the songs Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh from 3 Idiots and Chaand Sifaarish from the movie Fanaa.