Papon (Singer) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Controversy, Biography & More


Real NameAngarag Mahanta
Profession Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 November 1975
Age (as in 2017)42 Years
Birth PlaceNagaon, Assam, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Nationality Indian
HometownNagaon, Assam, India
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya, Nagaon, Assam
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutSolo Album: Depths of The Ocean (2011)
Assamese Album: Jonaaki Raati (2004)
TV: The Dewarists (2011)
Bollywood Singing: Naina Laagey of film Soundtrack(2011)
Hindi Album: The Story So Far (2012)
Tamil Singing: Hey of film Vanakkam Chennai(2013)
Assamese Film: Rodor Sithi (as actor, 2014)
FamilyFather- Khagen Mahanta (Died, Singer)
Mother- Archana Mahanta (Musician)
Papon parents
Brother- N/A
Sister- Kingkini Mahanta
Papon with his sister Kingkini Mahanta
CasteKurmi Kshatriya
HobbiesTravelling, Singing
ControversiesIn 2018, the lawyer of Supreme Court Runa Bhuyan filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act by claiming that Papon inappropriately kissing a minor girl during the singing reality show 'The Voice India Kids.'
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseShweta Mishra Mahanta
Marriage DateYear 2004
ChildrenSon- Puhor Mahanta
Daughter- Parijaat Mahanta
Papon with his wife and children

PaponSome Lesser Known Facts About Papon

  • Does Papon smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Papon drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Papon hails from a musical background as his late father and mother both were musicians.
  • At a very young age, he started getting training in Indian traditional as well as classical music.
  • He always dreamt to perform at various music festivals all over the world.
  • He sings almost every type of music like folk music, ghazals, electronica, etc.
  • In 2007, he founded a folk-fusion band named as ‘Papon and The East India Company.’ The band includes a Drummer, a Bassist, a World Percussionist, a Guitarist, and a Keyboardist.
  • The band gave live performance at almost every Indian music festivals like the ‘SAARC Bands Festival’ in New Delhi, the ‘Kovalam Literary Festival’, the ‘Eastwind Festival’, ‘NH7 Weekender’ in Pune, the ‘October Fest’ in Bangalore, etc.
  • His band also gave live performance at various International festivals like ‘du World Music Festival’ in Dubai, ‘Java Jazz Festival’ in Jakarta, ‘Paleo Music Fest’ in Switzerland, ‘Oslo World Music Festival’ in Norway, ‘Dhaka International Folk Fest’ in Bangladesh, etc.

  • He has sung songs in several different languages like Assamese, Tamil, Mishing, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, and Bengali.
  • He appeared on the several seasons of musical TV serial ‘The Dewarists.’ In its first season in 2011, he was collaborated with popular Indian musician ‘Rabbi Shergill’ on the song ‘Khule Da Rabb.’ In its second season in 2012, he was collaborated with ‘Karsh Kale’, ‘Carl Barat’, ‘Ross Ainslie’, and ‘Warren Mendonsa.’ In its fourth season in 2014, he has sung the Indian music director Shantanu Moitra’s composing song.
  • In 2013, he along with musicians ‘Kartik Das Baul’ & ‘Anushree’ produced a song and performed it on the finale of ‘Big Boss Bangla.’
  • He gained huge popularity with the Indian TV serial ‘Coke Studio India’ and appeared in its first three seasons.
  • In 2014, he produced one episode of MTV India’s popular TV serial ‘MTV Unplugged.’
  • He also produced the fourth season of ‘Coke Studio India’ in 2015.
  • He has sung the theme song ‘Jajabor’ for the popular reality TV show ‘MTV Roadies X: Battle for Glory’ in 2 different languages, Assamese and Hindi.
  • Papon has co-composed the several famous songs like ‘Har Ek Baat’, ‘Naina Laagey’, ‘Tauba’, etc.
  • He has also sung many Bollywood songs like ‘Banao’ & ‘Naina Laagey’ for film ‘Soundtrack’ (2011), ‘Jiyein Kyun’ for film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ (2011), ‘Zindagi Aisi Waisi’ for ‘I Am Kalam’ (2011), ‘Kyon’ for film ‘Barfi!’ (2012), ‘Kaun Mera’ for film ‘Special 26’ (2013), ‘Maula Sun Le Re’ & ‘Khud Se’ for film ‘Madras Café’ (2013), etc.
  • Papon has collaborated with Indian guitarist ‘Susmit Sen’ on the song ‘The Voyage’ and with Musician ‘Rachel Sermanni’ and Indian music performer ‘Bickram Ghosh’ on the project ‘Troikala.’
  • In 2016, a documentary web series ‘Hometown Heroes’ which was released by ‘Red Bull’ was based on his career.
  • In 2017, he judged the Hindi singing reality TV show ‘The Voice India Kids.’
  • He is an avid art lover and nature lover.