Shaan Muttathil: Beauty, Bollywood and everything in between

Shaan Muttathil

Shaan Muttathil is a Bollywood make up artist and hair stylist who has made it big in the glittery world of showbiz with his stunning make up skills. An outsider who managed to mark his imprint in the domain of Bollywood, Shaan’s journey has been a rather smooth foray into the beauty encompassed by the delightful world of cosmetics.

Shaan Muttathil Biography

Born on April 11, 1983 in Herne, Germany, Muttathil has his origins in Kuruppamthara, Kottayam in India. A ‘full on Malayali’, Shaan graduated in Fashion Designing from T. John College in Bengaluru and proceeded to do a styling course from Pearl Academy in Delhi. After topping the class while in Pearl Academy in 2006, Shaan took up a stint with news channel Aaj Tak as their stylist.

Thereafter, Shaan began doing up brides after getting associated with the renowned Pillai sisters in Delhi. He soon began to earn appreciation among the city’s circles of fashionistas and the like. Soon, he began working with models Indrani Das Gupta and Sonalika Sahay, enhancing their looks with special aesthetic effects. His artistic exploration of the realm of beauty and style soon landed him a contract with the Elite Modelling Agency.

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Shaan’s success in the face of his unprecedented interest in the fields of hair styling and make up holds much relevance for him as he he looks back on the days when his mother would work hard as a nurse and earn the same amount, what he makes with one film, in a month’s time.

Shaan Muttathil Career

Shaan’s beginning of breakthroughs came when Kalyani Chawla of Dior introduced him to daughter of Sunil Bharti Mittal, Eiesha Mittal who wore Shaan’s makeup on her wedding day. Thereafter, he began receiving offers for donning up the looks of rich and famous celebrities as he traveled all across the world for his assignments. It was in course of such a tour that he was introduced to Chitrangada Singh which opened up the doors for him in Bollywood.

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Muttathil catapulted to fame and veneration in Bollywood when he did up the look for Chitrangada Singh in a song for Yeh Saali Zindagi. Soon after, Jacqueline Fernandez’s look in Murder 2 as also Lisa Haydon’s look in Rascals earned him acclaim. Shaan went on to work with stars in big films like Housefull2, Inkaar and Desi Boyz which exalted him further into the public eye. His eye catching make up exploits soon made him a popular name in Bollywood. Big budget films like Student of the Year, Race2 and Race3, Krrish 2 and Mehrunissa also had Shaan among their ranks as the make- up artist.

Shaan had also previously worked for fashion magazines and was spectacular in his stint in the Kolkata Fashion Week. More recently, he was the man behind Jacqueline Fernandez’s stunning Filmfare appearance in 2017 as well as the gorgeous beauty’s look in the cover of Femina magazine in July of 2018.


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Shaan Muttathil aura

In an industry where close bonds are not so easy to forge and where fallouts are the order of the day, Shaan seems to be have a certain aura of being trustworthy. No wonder then Shaan has been able to win the confidence of Bollywood biggies and proves to be right when he says that the make-up artist is one who is “closest to the star.”

One among his most famous of clienteles, Jacqueline Fernandez seems to be quite fond of Shaan and her relationship with her MUA is all fun and loving. While in his initial days, it was Chitrangada Singh who helped him in arranging for a place to stay in the city of dreams.

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Fernandez’s recent quirky looks have all been the handiwork of Muttathil. From striking to subtle, he knows just how to achieve the right blend of colours to make his clients look like every bit of the diva they are.

Muttathil has also worked with other big names like Rani Mukherjee, Shraddha Kapoor, Diana Penty, Arjun Rampal, Warina Hussain, Isabella Kaif, Huma Qureshi, Esha Gupta, Kriti Sanon among others.

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Also a vlogger, Shaan Muttathil’s YouTube Channel has over 160000 subscribers. With a variety of Q&A videos, application techniques and make- up tutorials documenting his make up skills as well as his work travels, his YouTube channel is quite a favorite among aspiring make up artists and fashionistas.


Shaan Muttathil is an atypical forayer into the world of Bollywood. Traversing through Kerala to Germany to Delhi to making it big in tinsel town, his journey is nothing short of phenomenal even as he credits Bollywood for having been very kind to him.