Shantanu Moitra Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More – FilmyVoice

Shantanu Moitra is an Indian music composer and musician. He’s identified for composing the Bollywood music Behti Hawa Sa Tha Wo from the movie 3 Idiots and Chaar Kadam from the movie PK (2014).

Wiki/Biography

Shantanu Moitra was born on Monday, 22 January 1968 (age 54 years; as of 2022) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac signal is Aquarius. Shantanu spent his childhood in Delhi and Kolkata. In an interview, Shantanu recalled his childhood days and shared that he used to spend his summer season holidays at his pishi’s (aunt’s) residence in Lake Gardens, Kolkata. Shantanu added in the identical dialogue that he belongs to a household of musicians from Banaras (now Varanasi), and he grew up listening to music which influenced Shantanu to pursue a profession in music. Shantanu did his education on the Springdale Faculty, New Delhi. Later, after finishing his education, he pursued a Bachelor of Economics on the Deshbandhu School, College of Delhi.

A childhood image of Shantanu Moitra with his mother, Manju Moitra

A childhood picture of Shantanu Moitra along with his mom, Manju Moitra

Bodily Look

Top (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Shantanu Moitra

Household

Shantanu Moitra belongs to a Bengali household.

Mother and father & Siblings

Shantanu Moitra’s father, Sailesh Moitra, was a Sarod participant. On 3 Could 2021, Sailesh Moitra died after affected by Corona Virus.

Shantanu Moitra and his father, Sailesh Moitra

Shantanu Moitra and his father, Sailesh Moitra

Sailesh Moitra’s mom, Manju Moitra, is an artist. Shantanu Moitra is the one baby of his mother and father.

An image of Shantanu Moitra with his mother

A picture of Shantanu Moitra along with his mom

Spouse & Kids

On 23 November 1993, Shantanu Moitra bought married to Sarada Moitra, an artist. The couple has a son named Shubham Moitra.

Shantanu Moitra and his wife, Sarada Moitra

Shantanu Moitra and his spouse, Sarada Moitra

Faith

Shantanu Moitra follows Hinduism.

Profession

Shopper Servicing Govt

Earlier than venturing into music composing, Shantanu Moitra labored as a shopper servicing government at an promoting company. Sooner or later, Shantanu Moitra’s boss and the director of the Hindi movie Parineeta, Pradeep Sarkar, requested Shantanu to compose a jingle throughout an workplace disaster. The jingle was composed for a potato chips firm named Uncle Chips, whose jingle was “Bole mere lips, I really like uncle chips.” After the discharge of the jingle, it instantly earned recognition. In an interview, Shantanu Moitra talked about this and mentioned,

He (Pradeep Sarkar) informed me, ‘I’ve two traces; do you suppose you possibly can compose?’ I mentioned, ‘What are the traces?’ He mentioned, ‘Bole mere lips. I really like Uncle Chipps.

Music Composing

Shantanu Moitra, within the preliminary days of his music profession, composed numerous album songs like Ab ke Saawan, Mann Ke Manjeere: an album of girls’s desires for Breakthrough, and Sapna Dekha Hai Maine (2003) for Shubha Mudgal. In 2002, he signed his first Hindi movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Then, in 2005, he labored for the Hindi movie Parineeta the place his music earned accolades. Later, Shantanu labored as a music composer for a lot of Hindi movies like Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), Rajneeti (2010), pk (2014), Pink (2016), and Gulabo Sitabo (2020).

A poster of Shantanu Moitra's composed song Chaar Kadam from the Hindi film pk (2014)

A poster of Shantanu Moitra’s composed music Chaar Kadam from the Hindi movie pk (2014)

Subsequently, in 2008, he made his debut within the Bengali leisure business by working as a music composer for the movie Antaheen. Subsequently, he labored on many Bengali films like Paanch Adhyay (2012), Aparajita Tumi (2012), and Buno Haansh (2014). In 2013, he labored as a background music composer for the Telegu movie Naa Bangaaru Talli. His music was critically acclaimed within the Telegu movie and gained the Nationwide Movie Awards for finest music course.

Shantanu Moitra on the audio release of the Tamil film Naa Bangaaru Talli (2013)

Shantanu Moitra (proper) on the audio launch of the Tamil movie Naa Bangaaru Talli (2013)

Tv Reveals

In 2018, he made his tv debut by internet hosting a Bengali tv music actuality present Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla. In an interview, Shantanu talked concerning the members within the music actuality present and mentioned,

I really like such skills. Every contestant has a narrative, a narrative behind their musical journey. Throughout this season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa I’ve met so many younger skills. Like, Lama, who’s from North Bengal. He by no means had a correct coaching. His mom works as a labourer in an area tea backyard. But their degree of dedication and expertise amuses me. What makes me happier is the innocence they’ve.”

Shantanu Moitra in a still from the Bengali reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla (2018)

Shantanu Moitra (proper) in a nonetheless from the Bengali actuality present Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla (2018)

Internet Collection

In August 2022, Shantanu Moitra made his digital debut with the journey net collection ‘The songs of the River,’ which streamed on Disney+Hotstar. The six-episode collection which was shot between October 2021 to December 2021, follows Shantanu Moitra’s emotional and religious journey to the Ganges. Within the journey net collection, Shantanu lined greater than 3000 kilometres on a bicycle alongside the river Ganges from Gomukh in Uttarakhand to Gangasagar in West Bengal; he used a mountain bike for the journey. In accordance with Shantanu, after his father handed away after affected by Corona Virus, Shantanu wished to pay tribute to all those that had succumbed to the virus on behalf of their members of the family. Due to this fact, Shantanu, after finishing the final rites of his father, carried out his thought of Ananth Yatra on a bicycle. Within the Ananth Yatra, Shantanu carried images of approx 800 individuals who succumbed to the virus.

In December 2021, Shantanu Moitra carried out the ceremony of Anantha Yatra. In the ceremony, Shantanu along with his mother buried photographs of around 800 people who lost their lives due to Corona virus.

In December 2021, Shantanu Moitra carried out the ceremony of Anantha Yatra. Within the ceremony, Shantanu alongside along with his mom buried images of round 800 individuals who misplaced their lives because of Coronavirus.

An image of Anantha Yatra Memorial which was established by Shantanu Moitra in Shridham Gangasagar Swami Kapilananda Vidhyabhawan, West Bengal

A picture of the Anantha Yatra Memorial which was established by Shantanu Moitra in Shridham Gangasagar Swami Kapilananda Vidhyabhawan, West Bengal

In an interview, Shantanu Moitra talked about his journey to the Ganges and mentioned,

These images, shared with me by individuals who misplaced their family members throughout Covid, had been printed on discarded cotton wool and had Tulsi seeds in them. I wished to carry out a ceremony for them. In Gangasagar, there’s a memorial now of Covid sufferers at a faculty, Swami Kapilanand Vidya Bhavan. The memorial is an affidavit to what these two years (of the pandemic) had been. I dug these images within the soil. The metamorphosis of pictures to vegetation signifies that life goes on.”

A poster of Shantanu Moitra's travel web series The Songs of the River

A poster of Shantanu Moitra’s journey net collection The Songs of the River

Awards

• In 2006, he gained Filmfare RD Burman Award as new music expertise for the Hindi movie Parineeta (2005).

• In 2006, he was Nominated for Apsara Awards as the perfect music director for the movie Parineeta (2005).

• In 2010, he gained the IIFA Awards for Finest Music Path for the Hindi movie 3 Idiots (2009).

• In 2010, he was nominated for The Well-liked Awards because the Finest Music Director for the Hindi movie 3 Idiots (2009).

• In 2010, he gained Movie Music Awards for finest movie album for the Hindi movie 3 Idiots (2009).

• In 2014, he gained Nationwide Movie Awards for Finest Background Rating for the Telegu movie Naa Bangaaru Taali.

• In 2014, he gained Technical Awards for Background Rating of the 12 months for the Hindi movie Madras Cafe (2013).

Shantanu Moitra after winning Technical Award for Background Score of the Year for the Hindi film Madras Cafe (2013)

Shantanu Moitra after successful the Technical Award for Background Rating of the 12 months for the Hindi movie Madras Cafe (2013)

In 2022, he gained Filmfare Awards for finest rating for the Hindi movie Sardar Udham (2021).

Shantanu Moitra after winning the Filmfare Award for best score for the Hindi film Sardar Udham (2021)

Shantanu Moitra after successful the Filmfare Award for finest rating for the Hindi movie Sardar Udham (2021)

Favourites

Music Director(s): Salil Chaudhary, R.D. Burman, John Williams

Music Composer(s): Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, A. R.Rahman

Singer(s): Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan

Information/Trivia

  • Shantanu Moitra loves travelling to completely different locations. In 2016, Shantanu together with Dhritiman Mukherjee, an award-winning photographer from Kolkata, visited the Himalayas on a 100-day journey. He visited Ladakh, Lahaul-Spiti, Uttarakhand, Nepal, Tibet, and Arunanchal Pradesh throughout his journey. Moreover, he uploaded a collection of music titled “The Track of Himalayas,” impressed by Shantanu’s 100-day journey via the Himalayas. In an interview, he talked about this and mentioned,

    I’ve at all times finished these items in life. The thought for 100 Days within the Himalayas fashioned throughout 3 idiots, however I left proper after PK. Right here was an enormous hit, after which my cellphone was off for a few 100 days. That’s suicide in Bollywood! However any person who actually understands journey will know that there isn’t any substitute for the lure of smelling a brand new land, of studying a few phrases in a brand new language, sharing a cup of tea with strangers in a complete new temperature. For me, journey is an inner journey. I transcend internally after I journey.

    A poster of Shantanu Moitra's journey of 100 days in Himalayas

    A poster of Shantanu Moitra’s journey of 100 days in Himalayas

  • Initially, Shantanu Moitra labored for a financial institution; nevertheless, later, he stop his job. In accordance with Shantanu, he wished to journey with out having to ask for holidays. In an interview, he talked about this and mentioned,

    Twenty-seven years in the past, I left my job with a financial institution as a result of I wished to journey. And I wished to journey with out having to ask a bunch of grumpy individuals for holidays. So what else might I do, the place I might earn cash but in addition didn’t should ask for leaves? The reply was (advert) jingles. Unbiased music was the best way to fulfil my dream of travelling, and instantly I used to be free. Earlier than that, I used to be far-off from the world of music, simply one other good Bengali middle-class boy making an attempt to make his mother and father proud. In that method, my love for journey led me to my love for music.”

  • In an interview, whereas mentioning his ardour for travelling, Shantanu mentioned that he pursued a profession in music composing for exploring locations.
  • He shares friendship with Gulzar. In an interview, whereas speaking about this Shantanu mentioned that they each usually mentioned Astronomy.
    An image of Shantanu Moitra and Gulzar

    A picture of Shantanu Moitra and Gulzar

  • Shantanu additionally shares bond with Shreya Ghoshal. At Shreya Ghoshal’s wedding ceremony, Shantanu Moitra was one of many few individuals from the Indian music business who had been invited to the ceremony.
    An image of Shantanu Moitra and Shreya Ghoshal

    A picture of Shantanu Moitra and Shreya Ghoshal

  • Shantanu Moitra took three years of biking coaching periods for his journey net collection ‘The Songs of the River.’ For the online collection, Shantanu cycled approx 8 hours to 10 hours on daily basis between October 2021 to December 2021.
    An Instagram image of Shantanu Moitra in which he shared his bicycle stats of 2021

    An Instagram picture of Shantanu Moitra through which he shared his bicycle stats of 2021

  • In accordance with Shantanu, he has a eager curiosity in astronomy.
  • In an interview, whereas speaking about his love for Northeastern meals (India), Shantanu quoted,

    I really like the meals, particularly from Nagaland. I really like their black bean sauce, the best way they put together pork, even the pungent soya bean sauce. When you recover from the odor of fermentation, the style is mind-blowing. Then there’s the dried meat. Northeast can be the storehouse of non-veg achar. In Lucknow, the place I used to be born, and Delhi, the place I grew up, pickles are at all times made with greens. So this was an enormous discovery for me. I need to additionally point out the dish that binds the Himalayas collectively, the straightforward dal-bhaat (dal-rice), tastier with the attractive views of the area.”

  • Shantanu Moitra has appeared as a speaker at TEDx occasions at Ahmedabad College and IIT Kharagpur.
    Shantanu Moitra at the TEDx event held in IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal

    Shantanu Moitra on the TEDx occasion held in IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal

  • Shantanu, a canine lover, had a pet canine named Lara. In 2021, his pet canine Lara handed away.
    Shantanu Moitra and his pet dog, Lara

    Shantanu Moitra and his pet canine, Lara

  • He follows a non-vegetarian food regimen.
    Shantanu Moitra's Instagram post about his eating habit

    Shantanu Moitra’s Instagram publish about his consuming behavior

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