In continuation of our mission to promote
and propagate Hindustani Classical Music, we now feature a page
solely dedicated to exceptional young musicians. By showcasing
promising young artistes, we hope to infuse a flow of fresh talent
into an arena that is teeming with phenomenally talented performers
not always given due recognition.
Biswas was born in a music loving family of Nadia District, West
Bengal. Sensing a rare talent in his daughter, her father Shri
Bharat Chandra Biswas helped and encouraged her in developing this
art from an early age. Her earliest lessons in music were from Shri
Amalendu Pal and Shri Kalyan Guha Thakurta. As a child prodigy she
won the first prize in All Bengal Music Competition at the tender
age of ten. She is a first class Graduate with Honors in Music from
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
After Graduation her exceptional talent enabled her to enter the
dream music world ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 1994 first as a
general class student and later in 1999 as a scholarship holder
under her Guruma Vidushi Subhra Guha of Agra Gharana. Having
remained as a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy for five
years, Sanjukta continues to learn under her Guru Maa Vidushi Subhra
Guha in a true Guru Shishya Parampara.
Sanjukta has been the recipient of many awards and accolades, a few
of which include the coveted ITC SRA Award of a “Promising Artist”
at the Music Forum, Mumbai, National Scholarship for Young Artists
by Govt. of India, the Jnana Pravaha Scholarship, 'Surmani' by Sur
Singar Samsad, Bombay, the Madhobi Chatterjee Fellowship from
Sanskriti Pratishthan, Delhi, and the Girija Devi Puraskar (Anukrit)
at the Purab Ang Gayaki Utsav in Delhi which covered Thumri-Dadra
performers from all over the country.
Sanjukta became an approved artist of All India Radio and Television
and regularly broadcasts from Kolkata Radio Station and performs for
various Television Channels. Now she is a B-High Artist of All India
Radio. Her gayaki provides a blend of learning with impeccable
‘Raagdari’ and aesthetics with a perfect tuneful voice and 'aakar'.
Sanjukta has now blossomed into a mature performing artist and is
being invited by not only various major platforms in West Bengal but
by other cities of India like Delhi, Bombay, Vadodra, Lucknow ,
Kanpur , Guwahati , etc. She has also been invited by various
organizers of the United States of America and has performed at New
York , Chicago, Buffalo , Albany and various cites of New Jersey.