Shantanu Moitra

Shantanu Moitra

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“When I left the corporate world to do music full-time, to me, it was very clear that I will never do anything that jeopardises my love for music.”Shantanu Moitra

Shantanu Moitra (born 22 January 1968) started his career as a client servicing executive in an advertising agency the 1990s. Pradeep Sarkar was working in the company as a director, and he needed a composer to set a tune to the jingle “Bole mere lips / I love Uncle Chipps”. Moitra stepped in as a last resort, and went on to compose numerous other jingles. He is now an acoomplished and award winning music director and playback singer who has composed and sung songs for Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam film industry. He most known for his scores in the films Parineeta (2005), Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006) and 3 Idiots (2009), and private albums, Mann ke Manjeere and Ab ke Saawan sung by Shubha Mudgal. In 2014, he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Background Score) for Na Bangaaru Talli.

Shantanu Moitra is also known for his innovative soundtracks and his ability to rediscover and reinvent folk music.

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