Shantanu Moitra is an Indian musician. In 2014, he received the National Film Award for his music direction in the Telugu film Na Bangaaru Talli (2013).Shantanu Moitra belongs to a Bengali family with a music background. His father, Sailesh Moitra, was a sarod player. Scribd.com.At a very young age, Shantanu was taught music by his father. Shantanu, at the age of ten, bought his first acoustic guitar. He was also a bandleader during his school days, and in 1982, his school musical band organised the school’s first-ever rock show. In an interview, Shantanu talked about this and said, One of the major turning points in my life was buying my first acoustic guitar when I was 10. What was even better was receiving an award in school for my contribution to music at a time when my school, Springdales in Delhi, didn’t usually give awards for music. I went on to set up the school’s rock band and in 1982 we hosted the school’s first-ever rock show. When I look back now, I think the award instilled huge confidence in me.” Shantanu Moitra’s childhood image with his mother.Later, after the Uncle Chips jingle became a hit, Shantanu went on to compose Hindi pop albums like Ab ke Saawan, Mann Ke Manjeere: an album of women’s dreams for Breakthrough, and Sapna Dekha Hai Maine (2003) for Shubha Mudgal.In 2002, he signed his first Hindi film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Then, in 2005, he worked for the Hindi film Parineeta for which his music earned accolades.Thereafter, Shantanu worked as a music composer for many Hindi films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), Rajneeti (2010), PK (2014), Pink (2016), and Gulabo Sitabo (2020).In 2008, he made his debut in the Bengali entertainment industry by working as a music composer for the film Antaheen. Subsequently, he worked for many Bengali films like Paanch Adhyay (2012), Aparajita Tumi (2012), and Buno Haansh (2014).In 2013, he worked as a background music composer for the Telugu film Naa Bangaaru Talli for which he won the National Film Award for best music direction.In 2018, he hosted the Bengali television music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla. In an interview, Shantanu talked about the participants in the music reality show and said, I love such talents. Each and every contestant has a story, a story behind their musical journey. During this season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa I have met so many young talents. Like, Lama, who is from North Bengal. He never had a proper training. His mother works as a labourer in a local tea garden. Yet their level of dedication and talent amuses me. What makes me happier is the innocence they have.” Shantanu Moitra is a host in the Bengali music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.