Gouri Choudhury

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Gouri Choudhury
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Sylhet, East Pakistan
(now Bangladesh)
Origin London, England
Genres Bhajan, Adhunik, Hindi, Bengali, World music
Occupations Singer, music teacher

Gouri Choudhury (born 1964) is a Bangladeshi-born British singer and music teacher.

Education[edit]

In 1984, Choudhury completed her Secondary School Certificate, and in 1985, she attended Sylhet Academy of Fine Arts and gained a diploma in Folk Songs. She then studied at Sylhet Shilpakala Academy where she got a Diploma in Music and her Higher School Certificate. She continued her education and went to Chittagong University in 1988, where she studied Bachelor of Arts.[1][2]

Career[edit]

After finishing her education, Choudhury came to the United Kingdom and started to work from 1989. She has worked as a Bengali music teacher in various London schools. She has in the past also volunteered as a Women’s Development Officer for Bangladesh Welfare Association where she helped develop Asian women’s skills and talents. She has recorded four cassettes and two CDs, one of Hindi music and one of Bengali music.[3] She has also appeared on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa a music show broadcast on Zee TV.[1][2]

In 1996, Chowdhury also featured in the music video for the Kula Shaker song “[Tattva (song)|Tattva]]”, which reached number 4 in the UK charts. She is seen sitting playing the Sitar.

In 1999, she featured on featured on a track Radhe Radhe with Crispian Mills from the Kula Shaker album “Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts”.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Choudhury has won many ‘Best Singer’ awards, from Bangla TV in 2004, BIMA in 2004, ATN Bangla in 2005 and the community award for ‘Best Singer’ from Channel S in 2006.

In 2002, she won the ‘Best Performance Award’ after being asked by Zee TV to perform on their show Antaksari.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gouri Choudhury". British Bangladeshi Who's Who 2008. British Bangla Media Group. p. 66. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gouri Choudhury". British Bangladeshi Who's Who 2009. British Bangla Media Group. October 2009. p. 42. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gouri Choudhury". Cultural Co-operation. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 

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