Our Story

Our Story




Constructing A New Standard Of Excellence

Shanta started its journey in 1988 in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector and became one of the forerunners in RMG export by establishing leading industries such as Shanta Garments Ltd, Shanta Industries Ltd, Shanta Washworks Ltd, GDS Chemicals Ltd and Shanta Denims Ltd. Earning a solid reputation as an important vendor for some of the most renowned apparel brands of USA and Europe.

Shanta is also a key founding member and majority stakeholder of the STS Group - the promoter of the world-class Evercare Hospitals Dhaka (previously Apollo Hospital) and Chattogram, International School Dhaka (ISD), Glenrich International School, Universal College Bangladesh (UCB) and the Delhi Public Schools, Dhaka. Moreover, Shanta Securities Ltd., Shanta Asset Management Ltd. and Shanta Equity Ltd. were established in 2015 with the aim of setting higher standards in the financial services sector. Shanta has a long track record of construction since 1991, having been involved in various projects of its own and of the STS Group. It has built the iconic Safura Tower- the 16 storied commercial landmark at Banani, the 200,000 sft multi-facility centrally air conditioned International School Dhaka (ISD) at Bashundhara, the 125,000 sft Delhi Public School at Uttara, state-of-the-art RMG factories such as its 150,000 sft Shanta Industries Ltd, the 150,000 sft Shanta Denims Ltd and the 35,000 sft Shanta Washworks Ltd at Dhaka EPZ.

Furthermore, the team was also involved in the construction of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka - the 550,000 sft first multi-disciplinary super-specialty hospital of the country.

Eventually exiting the RMG sector and dissolving its interests to pursue the passion for construction, Shanta Holdings Limited (SHL) was established in 2005 with a mission to change the lifestyle of city dwellers by providing modern, functional and aesthetic living and working spaces that can only be compared to the most successful developers of the globe.

With the belief that construction is not just about building structures - but an Art, SHL goes beyond the traditional scopes of property development and integrates the best the world has to offer. Since then, SHL has emerged as the most reputed and fastest growing real estate developer of the country.

Shanta Lifestyle was established in 2022 with an aim to cater to the rising interior design and home decor needs of Bangladeshi consumers searching for luxury and exclusivity.

Shanta Life Insurance offers tailored solutions with the latest tech for comprehensive coverage and personalized service.

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Who We Are

A powerful portfolio of the country’s most distinctive and selective developments, with an excellent reputation in the Real Estate market, and enviable relationships that give our clients exclusive access to the ultimate in luxury apartments and exquisite commercial spaces, all in prime locations of Dhaka city.

Our promise remains to develop a portfolio of luxury spaces and offer investors as well as buyers an unparalleled quality of service, inimitable by competitors. It is the commitment to both impeccably high standards and attention to detail that drive us to our success.

Besides building beyond expectation, SHL moreover sets standards for itself, for you and for others, which is why we proudly declare our driving philosophy to be "Setting Standards".

SHL Skyline

Our Logo


The concept for our logo is derived from the shape of human hands, the shape they make when held with the palms facing each other.

Usually, when we hold an object in our palms, it is something we care about, something valuable to us. Like when a blow of air attempts to put off a candle that gives us light, we protect it with our palms. When a tiny bird falls from its nest, we hold it up and protect it in our palms. When a sculptor sculpts a masterpiece, he shapes it using his fingers and palms. Hence, our logo depicts the amount of care and emotion we put into each and every creation.

Moreover, it is a symbol that inspires us on a daily basis to be caring towards our clients and protect their interests by providing an uncompromising level of service and superior products.

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To become the most trusted brand in the region by offering comprehensive solutions to the diverse needs of the communities we serve.


To set new standards through innovation and sustainable solutions that exceed the expectations of all our stakeholders.




Our vision & mission are being made into reality through the belief and implementation of 6 core values. Integrity, commitment, innovation, quality focus, agility and value people are embedded in our DNA and drives toward our motto of “setting standards”.

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We conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity, and ethics in every action we take.

Quality Focus
Valuing People