Srikanto Acharya

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Srikanto Acharya
Native name শ্রীকান্ত আচার্য
Origin Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Adhunik Bengali Songs , Rabindra Sangeet
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments vocal
Years active 1996–present
Labels Sagarika
Associated acts Singer, Songwriter
Website http://www.srikantoacharya.com/

Srikanto Acharya is a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter and music director.

Early life[edit]

Srikanto was born in Kolkata, India and is son of Rohini Nandan Acharya and Kana Acharya. He got formal training in Rabindrasangeet from Dakshinee. He also got trained in tabla from Ustad Ali Ahmed Khan. He quit his job as a sales professional and then Utpal Chakravarty, proprietor of an old music store convinced him to drop in his cassettes at Sagarika Music. He got a call from them within a week and they offered him a contract to sing for them.[1] Srikanto Acharya is now a household name across the world among audiences who listen to Bengali music.

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 : Anandabazar Award for Best Puja Album of the Year - Brishti Tomake Dilam
  • 2001 : Anandabazar Award for Best Puja Album of the Year - Nodir Chhobi Anki
  • 2001 : Anandalok Award for Best Male Vocal - Nodir Chhobi Anki
  • 2003 : Anandalok Award: Best Male Playback Singer - "Momo Chitte Niti Nritye" in Aamar Bhuvan
  • 2003 : Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Male Playback Award - "Megh Pion-er Bag-er Bhitor" in Titli
  • 2004 : Anandabazar Award for Best Puja Album of the Year - Ghuri
  • 2004 : Alpha Music Award for Best Rabindrasangeet Album - Jibon Chhobi
  • 2006 : Anandabazar Award for Best Puja Album of the Year - Roddur
  • Outstanding Young Person's Award for his achievements in Music awarded by the North Calcutta Junior Chamber [2]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums (Basic and Rabindrasangeet)

  • Ami Noi
  • Ghuri (Anandabazar Best Puja Album of the year 2004)
  • Jibon Chhobi (Best Rabindrasangeet Music Award 2004)
  • Yeh Chahat (Hindi)
  • Nodir Chhobi Anki (Anandabazar Best Album of the year 2001)
  • Bristi Tomake Dilam (Anandabazar Best Puja Album of the year 2000)
  • Nil Dhrubotara
  • Kono Ekdin
  • Nivrito Praner Debota (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Anubhabe jenechilem (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Kachhei Achhi
  • Hridoy Aamar (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Knaach Kaataa Hire
  • Roudrochhaya
  • Anubhobe Jenechhilem (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Smritir Soroni (Remake Compilation)
  • Apon Gaan (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Sanj Sakaler Robi (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Moner Janala
  • Uttoron (Rabindrasangeet)
  • Musafirana (First ever album of Contemporary Bangla Ghazal, in Bengali Music)
  • Onek Diner Gaan (Rabindrasangeet...solo album released after 11 years in 2014)

Albums (collaborative)[edit]

As Playback Singer

As Music director[edit]

  • Krishnakanter Will

As voiceover artist[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amrita Choudhary (26 October 2002). "Music on his mind". Pune Newsline. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "North American Bengali Conference". 
  3. ^ http://news.priyo.com/music/2011/12/28/surer-dhara-launch-sruti-gitab-44669.html
  4. ^ Staff reporter (11 September 2003). "Bengali, the flavour of the festive season". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 

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