Shantanu Moitra is an Indian music director who has composed music for Bollywood, and is best known for his score in films like Parineeta (2005), Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi (2005), "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (2006) and 3 Idiots (2009), and private albums, Mann ke Manjeere and Ab ke Saawan sung by Shubha Mudgal. Moitra shifted to Mumbai in 2002, when he started working for Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, his first signed film, and soon formed a team with lyricist Swanand Kirkire, starting with the song, "Bawara Mann..". Moitra composed the music in few but highly recognised films starting with his music in Parineeta (2005). His music was critically acclaimed and he received a nomination for the Filmfare Best Music Director Award. That same year he won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. In 2009, he composed score for his first Bengali film, Antaheen. He continues to compose ad jingles, and recently won a Bronze Lion in Cannes in the category of best music for a Happydent advertisement.