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Antara Nandy – an Indian playback singer from Assam.

Antara Nandy

Antara Nandy completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, Kolkata and is now a studying Mass Comm in Symbiosis International University. She started her vocal training in Indian classical music under Padmashree Ustaad Rashid Khan at the age of 5 years. Later she joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy. In 2013 Antara joined KM Music Conservatory, founded by A. R. Rahman and started her western classical music training. She is the winner of Ullas and other inter school music competitions at various levels.

Antara Nandy completed her schooling from Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, Kolkata and is now a studying Mass Comm in Symbiosis International University. She started her vocal training in Indian classical music under Padmashree Ustaad Rashid Khan at the age of 5 years. Later she joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy. In 2013 Antara joined KM Music Conservatory, founded by A. R. Rahman and started her western classical music training. She is the winner of Ullas and other inter school music competitions at various levels.

Antara won the “Best Music – Music Video” category in the “Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-15” for her first own composition & music “YA DEVI”. She was nominated for ‘Ramdhenu Viewers Choice Awards’ in the Best Female Singer category in 2013. She is the recipient of the ‘Star Wars Award 2012’ conferred by Dream Catchers, Singapore, and Young Achiever Award in 2014 bestowed on by Integrated Council for Socio-Economic Progress, Kolkata. She is also a Scholar at Centre for Cultural Resources and Training – Govt of India (CCRT). She is the youngest Bengali vocalist to perform at the prestigious Durbar Hall, Kolkata.

Antara won the

Antara gave her first major public performance at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata at the age of 9 and released her debut album Ei Jibon Nohoi Xuna Bondhu (this is not life my friend)(an Assamese album) in 2010. She collaborated with renowned singers like Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Pulak Banerjee, Debojit Saha, Luna Bharali Das and Debajit Choudhury in the album. Her second album ‘Eso Matoh Lakkhi Devi’ (a Bengali devotional album) with Bollywood playback singer Raghav Chatterjee raced up the charts to reach the TOP 4 position within 3 weeks of its release in Kolkata. She had sung in many other collaborative albums. She had also been performing all over the country including some prestigious events like Alive-India in Concert. many college shows and shows in social events

In 2009, Antara was selected for the ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2009’, a music reality and talent show conducted by the Zee TV, which proved to be the stepping stone of her life.

In 2013, Antara sang hits like ‘Police Babu’ and ‘Najanu’ for Hengul Theatre. Najanu won the Ramdhenu Viewers Choice award in 2013. In the same year, she rendered her voice in the Assamese album “Xarodi Puwa” featuring a critically acclaimed semi classical composition of Dr. Bikram Borkotoki under the banner Times Music, Mumbai. She had also recorded a number of theme and title songs for various Bangla TV serials which were aired on Star Ananda, ETV Bangla and other channels.

In 2013, Antara sang hits like 'Police Babu' and 'Najanu' for Hengul Theatre. Najanu won the Ramdhenu Viewers Choice award in 2013. In the same year, she rendered her voice in the Assamese album

Apart from albums and TV serials, Antara has also sung for films in a few regional languages. She had sung the opening item song for the Assamese film KHEL – the Game. In 2017, she recorded for the Bengali film “Kichuta Somoy” and also the hit Assamese Song “Bindas”

In 2012 Antara collaborated with Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka on a campaign against violence towards women based on the Delhi gang rape incident. The duo along with Assamese singer Queen Hazarika and playback singer Ritwika Bhattacharya released a music video Aawaz – speak up against sexual violence, where Antara raised her voice against child sexual abuse. The song was produced by Bangalore-based Eastern Fare Music Foundation and the video was directed by Parmita Borah. The video won several awards in various music and film festivals.

In 2015, Antara released her debut Assamese music video ‘Aakaxok Subo Khojo’, a song composed by Jim Ankan Deka. It was the second of ChaiTunes music video series.

In October 2015, Antara released her video “YA DEVI Celebrating Womanhood”, a song which is Sung and composed by Antara. This song went on to win the best music award in the music video category in the 4th. Delhi Shorts International Film Festival’15. and also won in the Music category in the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival – Jury Mention 2015. Her new single “DOHAI” is released in December 2015 which is a fusion of a Bangladesi folk with Hindustani Classical Tarana’s

Antara has performed in various live shows both in India as well as internationally.

Antara along with her sister Ankita had experimented, cup music and clap music and 2 of their songs PINGA and Humma Humma went Viral over all social media in 2016.

“Ja Ud Ja Re” is a modern song released by Antara in August 2017. This song is an Original and was written by Antara when she was in school. She composed the song and music was arranged by the talented Ambar Das.

Antara along with her sister Ankita had experimented, cup music and clap music and 2 of their songs PINGA and Humma Humma went Viral over all social media in 2016.

Awards and nominations

Year
Award
Category
Capacity
Work
Outcome
2009
Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Lil Champs)
Best Singer
Singer
Reality TV Show
Top 3 girls
2013
Music Star Wars (Singapore)
Best Singer
Singer
Rock (English)
Won
2015
Delhi International Shorts Film Festival- 2015
Best Music
Composer with Soorya
Fusion
Won
2015
Mumbai International Shorts Film Festival-2015
Best Music – Jury
Singer
Fusion
Won

Singles

Music videos

  • Aawaz – speak up against sexual violence (2012)
  • Najanu (2013)
  • Aakaxok Subo Khojo (2015)
  • Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Cover) (2015)
  • Ya Devi – Celebrating Womanhood
  • DOHAI – A Fusion
  • JA UD JA RE – A modern song, written and composed by Antara

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