Kaushiki Chakraborty (conceived 24 October 1980) is an Indian old style entertainer. She went to Sangeet Research Academy, and was one of the examples of Patiala gharana. Her collection covers Khyals and semi-old style Thumris. She is the beneficiary 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in the Asia-Pacific classification. She is the girl of Hindustani old style entertainer, Ajoy Chakraborty and she has held exhibitions with her better half, Parthasarathi Desikan. In 2020, she was granted Nari Shakti Puraskar.
Chakraborty was brought into the world on 24 October 1980 in a Bengali Brahmin family in Kolkata. She is the girl of Chandana Chakraborty and the Padma Bhushan beneficiary Indian traditional vocalist, Ajoy Chakraborty. She had an interest in music from the age of two. She went with her dad on world voyages through music exhibitions since the last part of the 1980s. She sung her most memorable melody in broad daylight, a tarana, at age 7, at the Calcutta Rowing Club.
At age ten, she began learning Indian traditional music at the institute of Jnan Prakash Ghosh who was additionally her dad’s master. Afterward, she joined the ITC Sangeet Research Academyfrom where she graduated in 2004, and was likewise prepared by her dad at his Shrutinandan school of music in Kolkata. She has not just well versed in delivering of Khyals and Thumri however she has likewise advanced South Indian Classical music from Vidwan Balamurali Krishna from 2002.
She finished her tutoring at Patha Bhavan School, Kolkata. In 2002, she moved on from the Jogamaya Devi College, a subsidiary undergrad ladies’ school of the University of Calcutta, in Kolkata with a top notch degree in Philosophy. She additionally acquired a graduate degree in Philosophy from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Chakraborty has taken part in many significant shows. Aside from delivering Khyals in her exhibitions, she has every so often embraced contemporary type of Indian popular music. She performed at the Dover Lane Music Conference from the age of 20 and kept partaking for the following 5 years. In her presentations, she presents a full grown and rhythmical swing prevailed by excessive taans in three and-a-half octaves.
In the two-day festivity out of appreciation for entertainer Kishori Amonkar in acknowledgment of her 60 years commitment to music held at Pune on 14 February 2011, Chakraborty delivered raga Todi. Two different craftsmen, Kalapini Komkali, little girl and supporter of Pt. Kumar Gandharva and Nandini Bedekar of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, additionally delivered bandishes in the equivalent raga at a similar setting during the morning meeting. Bharat Kamat on the tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on the harmonium offered help to each of the three specialists. In the interesting melodic meetings coordinated by Mumbai’s National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), ragas in various time-cycles were introduced on 18 September 2011 by three entertainers which included Kaushiki Chakraborty, Ulhas Kashalkar, and Devaki Pandit. This delivering was a takeoff from the typical night shows, and the ragas were sung in time-frames proper to each raga, beginning from early morning till night.
In the beginning phases of her vocation, in August 2003, Chakraborty gave a live exhibition in London which was delivered as the record “Unadulterated”. Her dad had went with her on harmonium on this occasion. She likewise performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammelan in India, the Spring Festival of Music (California), Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsavand Parampara Program (Los Angeles). She has been acclaimed as “torchbearer of the Patiala custom” for her melodic exhibitions.
Chakraborty has a week after week television show with vocalists in the amusement station, Ruposhi Bangla. The television show named “Gaan-Golpo ar Gaan” (Songs, Stories and Songs), broadcasted on Sundays, presents music and tattle. She presents Bengali tunes, for example, Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrulgeeti, Folk music, Toppa, Adhunik, Bangla Bands, film melodies, and remixes. Her visitors who have showed up on this show are Banasree Sengupta, Subhamita Banerjee, Lopamudra Mitra, Joy Sarkar, her dad, Ajoy Chakraborty, as the visitors.
Chakraborty has framed an elite ladies’ melodic gathering called the “Sakhi” (meaning, companion) which is a precursor in old style music in the nation to “celebrate womanhood” and as a commitment to the renowned fanciful and authentic lady of India – Ganga, Saraswati, Durga, Lakshmi, Draupadi, Kunti, Sita, Radha and Meera. The primary program of the gathering was wanted to be hung on 20 January 2015 at Kala Mandir, Mumbai. Chakraborty was the singer and different individuals from this gathering were Shaoni Talwalkar on the tabla, Mahima Upadhyay on the pakhwaj, Debopriya Chatterjee on the flute, Nandini Shankar on the violin while the Kathak dance execution was by Bhakti Deshpande. They are girls or excellent little girls or supporters of renowned Hindustani performers. Chakraborty gave this melodic troupe her gathering at the Carnegie Hall in October 2015; the program was of an hour and a half term.
Awards and recognitions
Chakraborty has been the recipient of many awards. She received the Jadu Bhatta award in 1995, favourably mentioned and appreciated after her opening song at the 27th annual ITC Sangeet Sammelan in New Delhi in 1998, and received Outstanding Young Person in 2000. She received the BBC Award (2005) for outstanding achievement in music when she was 25 years old. On receiving this award she was praised “as one of the brightest emerging artists in Indian vocal music” and as critic Ken Hunt said “we are talking superlatives”. BBC also made a short film featuring her musical journey – which covered people and places linked with her music. She has also received Sangeet Natak Academy’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskar 2010 for Hindustani Vocal Music, and the 2013 Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar. she has also received “Shera Bangali Samman 2017” by ABP ANANDA
Chakraborty married Parthasarathi Desikan, also a professional singer in Hindustani music, in 2004 and they have a son, Rishith.
Chakraborty’s discography incorporates “Strides,” a performance debut in 1998, and “A Journey Begins” (2002). Her collection “Unadulterated” in 2004 was a record of her presentation in London on 30 August 2003. She has additionally sung a kirtan at MTV Coke Studio – Season 2 – melody name – Lagi with Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire. Her other well known melody accounts are for motion pictures Water, Thirumanam Enum Nikkah (2014) and Kutti Puli (2013). Rituparno Ghosh had requested that her dad license Chakraborty to act in his movies yet he denied saying that it would disrupt her melodic vocation.
Notwithstanding, she showed up in just a single tune grouping in the film Chitrangada which she sang herself. She has sung tunes for motion pictures, for example, her most memorable melody for the film Chaplin, Teen Kanya, a Hindi tune Rahoon tere peechhey for Paanch Adhyay, Gulaab Gang. About her exhibitions she says: “However I never attempt to behave like a 60-year-old since I’m not that. Superimposed earnestness would simply be a thing of misrepresentation, not me. I like to sit in front of an audience and talk with my crowd, not shut my eyes and estrange myself.”
Chakraborty has delivered her collection named “The Best of Kaushiki Chakraborty.” Some of her other traditional sound accounts are: Dhrupad Alap in Poorvi raga, Dhrupad in Poorvi raga, Khayal in Bageshree raga (in teenager taal), Khayal in Bageshree raga (in ektaal), and Varnam in Swarashtram raga.
- 2002– A Journey Begins
- 2005– Hamaaro Pranaam
- 2005– Water
- 2007– Rageshri
- 2007– Pure
- 2008– Jhanak
- 2010– Jag Do Din Ka Mela
- 2011– Manomay
- 2011– Kaushiki
- 2011– Jaani Dyakha Hawbe
- 2012– Paanch Adhyay (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2013– Boon
- 2013– Hanuman.com
- 2013– Shunyo Awnko
- 2013– Thirumanam Enum Nikkah
- 2014– Parapaar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2014– Gulaab Gang
- 2014– Ramanujan
- 2014– Sondhey Naamar Aagey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2014– Hrid Majharey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2015– Karvaan
- 2015– Kadambari (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2015– Family Album (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)
- 2016– Mirzya
- 2017– Kaushikis Sakhi
- 2017– Arani Takhon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 2017– Gaayeja