Shayan Chowdhury Arnob

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Shayan Chowdhury Arnob
Arnab in Dallas,2012.jpg
Arnob performing in University of Texas at Dallas in October 2012
Background information
Native name শায়ান চৌধুরী
Also known as Arnob (Bengali: অর্ণব)
Born Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres Indie, Rock, fusion, folk, Rabindra Sangeet
Occupation(s) Record producer, singer, musician
Instruments Piano, keyboards, vocals, Guitar, Esraj,
Years active 1997–present
Labels Adhkhana Music, Bengal Music Company Limited
Associated acts Bangla, Sahana Bajpaie, Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad, the MAK, Zohad, Andrew, Idris Rahman, Fariha Kamal, Rajib Ashraf.

Shayan Chowdhury, known as Arnob, is a Bangladeshi musician, singer and composer.


Arnab earned his Masters degree from Visva-Bharati University.[1]


Arnob, Sahana Bajpaie and another artist Anusheh Anadil formed the band Bangla in Visva-Bharati.[1] They started performing in Kolkata. Later he has released four solo albums and also worked with Prayer Hall. The debut album as a solo artist was Chaina Bhabish which included the acoustic version of the song Shey Je Boshe Achhe, followed by Hok Kolorob.[2] This album was a compilation of songs Arnob had written during his years at Shantiniketan. This album also contains lyrics of Sahana Bajpaie and Taufiq Riaz.

Arnob released his third album Doob in April 2008. He worked with Sahana Bajpaie, Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad, the MAK, Zohad, Andrew, Idris Rahman, Fariha Kamal, Rajib Ashraf and others. Arnob released his fourth album "Rod Boleche Hobe" in October 2010. It is his 4th studio album and was released from his own music company "Adhkhana Music".

Arnab's performance in Dallas, USA

He has also arranged the music for Sahana Bajpaie's Rabindra Sangeet album Notun Kore Pabo Bolay and for Krishnonoli's album of original songs titled Surje Badhi Basha. He contributed to the theme songs - Bandhan, Flat no 40, Sporshe'r Baire - and TV advertisements . On August 11, 2009 his concert album was released named Arnob and friends live. In 2012 he released his 5th solo album a Rabindra Sangeet album named Adheko Ghume.

He was the music director of the Bengali film Monpura, Aha!, Jaago, Dip Nevar Age and Kolkata Calling!.[3]


Arnob on a stage performance (October 2012)

Solo Studio Albums[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

Featuring Other Artists[edit]

  • Sahana Bajpaie - Notun Kkore Pabo Bole (Rabindra Sangeet)
  • Anusheh Anadil - Kinkortobyobimur (Bangla (band))
  • Prayer hall - Bujccho
  • Krishnokoli Islam - Shurje Badhi Basha
  • Various Artis - Jhalmuri-1
  • Various Artist - Jhalmuri-2
  • Srabonti Ali - My City

Personal life[edit]

Arnob's father, Swapan Chowdhury, was a member of the team which sang songs for the freedom fighters of Bangladesh in 1971.[4] It was shown in the documentary Muktir Gaan. His uncle Tapan Chowdhury is also a notable musician. Arnob was married to Sahana Bajpaie, an Indian musician. They were divorced in 2008.[5]


  1. ^ a b Zia Nazmul Islam (May 24, 2014). "COVER STORY: ARNOB, MORE THAN A MUSICIAN". Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "TÊTE-À-TÊTE Shayan Chowdhury Arnob". New Age. Archived from the original on 23 November 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ “Monpura”: Rustic soul wrapped in urban sensitivity - Music review on The Daily Star (15 August, 2008)
  4. ^ "Swapan Chowdhury's vision of the warfront -Fayza Haq". The Daily Star. 2004-12-16. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Sahana lends voice to Arnob’s music". Dhaka Tribune. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 

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