Anusheh Anadil

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Anusheh Anadil
Native name আনুশেহ আনাদিল
Origin Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres Folk music, Lalon Geeti
Occupations musician, singer-songwriter, cultural activist, entrepreneur[1]
Instruments vocal
Years active 1998-present
Associated acts Bangla (band)

Anusheh Anadil is a Bangladeshi musician.[2] She used to be the lead vocalist of the folk band Bangla.[3] She now works independently and with her band 'Bahok'.

Early life and career[edit]

Anusheh was trained in north Indian classical music under Ustad Sagiruddin Khan. She later moved to folk music genre. She has been performing with Bangla band since 1998. She worked with Jonas Hellborg. She was featured in Susheela Raman’s Music for Crocodiles. Anusheh had recorded a song with the band Indian Ocean for Abhik Mukhopadhyay’s movie Bhoomi. She worked with Pandit Tanmoy Bose on a project called Baul and Beyond.[4] She continues to learn classical under the guidance of Kalpana Bhattacharya. ((cn)).

Anusheh has sung for maverick film-maker Q's film 'Tasher Desh' and earned good reviews for it.[5]

Anusheh's presentation at TEDxDhaka was much appreciated.[6] She also participated in the mega-concert 'Sounds of Freedom' in Delhi in March 2014.[7]

Anusheh is the lead vocalist of her band 'Bahok' which also features Palki (acoustic guitar/backing vocals), Nozrul (Bangla dhol), Shafi Mondol (dotara/vocals) and Seth Panduranga Blumberg (guitar/vocals).[8]


Anusheh won The Musical Journalist’s Award in 2006, and Annanya’s Sreshtho 10 Nari in 2007.[citation needed] She won Meeto Memorial Award in 2009.[1] She also appeared on Link TV.[9] In 2011 Anusheh won the Daily Pratidin Award for the Best Title Song in a Soap Opera for her song in Zee Bangla's Subarnalata.[10]

Business affairs[edit]

Anusheh runs her own crafts shop called JATRA – A Journey into Craft in Dhaka.[3] The enterprise consists of 100 groups of crafts-people.[1] Jatra has been doing path-breaking work in developing local arts and crafts through a happy partnership between local crafts-people and designers, who are using traditional craft for contemporary designs. [11] Jatra's project to research the seven regions of Bangladesh and bring the stories, crafts, flora and fauna of each region to the fore-front has been specially appreciated. [12]

Personal life[edit]

Anusheh has two children.[1]


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