Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Arts
Location : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shantanu Moitra is an Indian music director who has composed music for the Hindi film industry, and is most known for his score in 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. He was born on 22 January 1968 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Shantanu Moitra began his film career in 2002 Hindi films 'Pyar Ki Dhun' released in 2002 and first breakthrough performance in 2005 Hindi film 'Parineeta' for the film, he won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. He has also composed for first Bengali movie 'Antaheen'. He has also music composed for Vidhu Vinod Chopra Hindi movie 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' (2006), '3 Idiots' (2009), and also worked with Indipop albums like as Ab Ke Saawan, Mann Ke Manjeere: An Album of Women's Dreams for Breakthrough, and Sapna Dekha Hai Maine (2003).