Bollywood’s Shaan Turns 44: 8 Soulful Songs By Shaan That Made Our Lives Special!

That mellow voice that makes our Dils go "Hmmmmm...."

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Shantanu Mukherjee, popularly called Shaan, turns 44 today. Shaan’s first hit was medley mix of ‘Roop Tera Mastaana’ which was originally created by R.D Burman. After that his life changed and there was no looking back for him, with two of his albums, Tanha Dil and Aksar, becoming chartbusters. Shaan has carved a niche in every lover’s heart who says “Hey Shona”, in every moment where you feel your eyes connecting, when you sing “Jabse Tere Naina”. Not to forget the party lovers who always ask “Where’s the Party Tonight?” since they want to “Rock and Roll” because Shaan’s voice actually makes our “Dill Go Hmmmm.” Today we wish Shaan a very happy birthday and bring you 8 unforgettable songs that cast a spell on you no matter how many times you listen to them!

1. Jab Se Tere Naina

One of the most romantic songs is Jab Se Tere Naina, from the 2007 Ranbir Kapoor - Sonam Kapoor starrer Saawariya. The movie was, well, unforgettable in a different way for those who went to watch it, but one good thing was this song which truly mesmerizes you.

2. Kuch Kam

The song is for those people who are missing something in their lives, or rather, who are missing someone in their lives. A part of the soundtrack of the 2008 flick Dostana, this is sure to have you reaching for the tissues if you’re missing someone!

3. Kuch Toh Hua Hai

So for all the people who remember falling in love for the first time but do not know when or how, Shaan’s voice does the speaking for you!

4. Aaj Unse Milna Hai

This song is from the hit movie by Salman Khan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The song is beautiful in its own way and for people who are waiting to meet each other; nothing can describe the butterflies in your stomach better than this song.  That excitement and Shaan’s voice is a perfect blend. So even if you listen this once you will end up humming it all day.

5. Behti Hawa Sa Tha Wo

For the memories you made in school, in college, and during the endless chats in your hostel dorms with your friends! This song is so much more than just a song, close to every person’s heart.

6. Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge

If eyes are windows to one’s heart, Shaan definitely knows how to enter! The song from the movie Jai Ho became popular and is still loved by many.

7. Chaand Sifarish

From the movie Fanaa, this song makes you crazy. The voice, coupled with the beautiful lyrics, will definitely transport you to another world!

8. Wo Ladki Hai Kahaan

This song is the perfect description of the ideal partner you’re looking for or already have- you just need to listen it once! The song is sure to lighten up your mood!

Shaan’s songs are known for their simplicity which goes straight to the heart, minus any fancy instruments, or rap or anything else. Tell us your favorite in the comments below!

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