Antara Mitra

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Antara Mitra
Birth name Antara Mitra
Born (1987-07-10) 10 July 1987 (age 29)[1][2]
Maslandapur, West Bengal, India
Origin Kolkata, India
Genres Filmi, Hindustani classical
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2006–present

Antara Mitra (Bengali: অন্তরা মিত্র; born 10 July 1987) is a vocalist and Bollywood playback singer from West Bengal, India. Mitra was a contestant in Sony Entertainment Television's reality show Indian Idol 2 in 2006.[3]

Biography[edit]

Mitra is from Maslandapur, a small town in West Bengal, near Calcutta, India.[4] She exhibited a keen early interest in music, and her father inspired her. She was accepted as a contestant at age 18 on a national TV show and competed admirably as a finalist in both that show and a successive similar show Junoon.

At one time she considered studying medicine, but abandoned the idea in favour of pursuing a professional singing career.[5]

Mitra literally grew up with music: her father is a music teacher. Since the age of three, Mitra would sing along with other children who came to her home to learn from her father.

When Mitra was eliminated from the contest, well-known music director Anu Malik offered her playback singing work, but Mitra returned to her home town and soon afterward (April 2006) she relocated to Mumbai to pursue a vocal-performance-for-film soundtrack career.

She also participated as part of the Bollywood team of vocalist contestants in another popular Indian TV reality show, Junoon - Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, where again she was not the winner, however she considers both shows learning and career-development experiences, and expressed gratitude to the TV audience, producers and judges of both contests for allowing her opportunities to perform for the broadcast audience and judges while competing.[6]

Mitra sings in multiple languages: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and English and is active in the Bollywood film soundtrack music industry.[5]

Indian Idol 2 performances[edit]

Audition[edit]

  • "Dama Dam Mast Kalandar" (Runa Laila)
    • The judges liked it, however Anu Malik was a bit hesitant.

Theater round[edit]

  • "Kaisi Paheli Hai" (Parineeta)
    • Mitra was through to the piano round!

Piano round[edit]

  • "Hume To Loot Liya Milke Husn Waalon Ne" (Private album) – Most votes
    • Mitra received good comments, especially from Anu, "I think I have found my playback singer," and made it through to the finals with the most votes.

Recordings and appearances[edit]

Discography[edit]

Film songs[edit]

Year Song title Co-Singer Film Music Director
2007 "Loving You" Sonu Nigam Speed Pritam Chakraborty
2007 "Yeh Ishq Haye - Remix" Shreya Ghoshal Jab We Met Pritam Chakraborty
2009 "Kuke Kuke" Shaan Life Partner Pritam Chakraborty
2009 "Aage Aage" Mika Singh Life Partner Pritam Chakraborty
2009 "All The Best" Soham Chakraborty All the Best: Fun Begins Pritam Chakraborty
2010 "Om Jai Jagadish Hare" Solo Toh Baat Pakki! Pritam Chakraborty
2010 "Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si" Mohit Chauhan Raajneeti Pritam Chakraborty
2010 "Aa Jaane Jaan" Javed Jaffrey Hello Darling Pritam Chakraborty
2010 "Tera Mera Pyar" Karthik Action Replay Pritam Chakraborty
2010 "Ale" Neeraj Shridhar Golmaal 3 Pritam Chakraborty
2011 "Beshuba" Kunal Ganjawala Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Pritam Chakraborty
2011 "Yeh Dil Hai Nakhrewala – Filmy version" Solo Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Pritam Chakraborty
2012 "Sun Soniye" Mohammed Irfan Ajab Gazabb Love Sajid–Wajid
2013 "Saree Ke Fall Sa" Nakash Aziz R... Rajkumar Pritam Chakraborty
2013 "Kaddu Katega" Solo R... Rajkumar Pritam Chakraborty
2015 "Eshona Monta Amar" – (duet) Rishi Chanda Gangster Jeet Ganguly
2015 "Gerua" Arijit Singh Dilwale Pritam Chakraborty
2015 "Manma Emotion Jaage" Anushka Manchanda Dilwale Pritam Chakraborty
2015 "Janam Janam" (Duet) Arijit Singh Dilwale Pritam Chakraborty
2016 "Gumnaam Hai Koi" (Duet) Jubin Nautiyal 1920 London Kaushik
2016 "Aafreen" (Duet) K.K 1920 London Kaushik
2016 "Itni Si Baat Hai" Arijit Singh Azhar Pritam Chakraborty
2016 "Jaaneman Aah" Aman Trikha Dishoom Pritam Chakraborty

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antara Mitra Biography". Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Antara Mitra". Sify. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bengali girl in Idol chase". The Telegraph. 6 March 2006. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Halim, Moeena (13 January 2016). "Soft, sultry and soulful". India Today. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Singh, Deepali (2 December 2015). "The Gerua Girl: Antara Mitra". DNA India. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Aspi "How Antara Mitra went from Indian Idol to Rajneeti", India Times, 13 June 2010, accessed 13 June 2011.

External links[edit]

Indian Idol 2
Sandeep Acharya | N. C. Karunya | Anuj Sharma | Amey Date | Antara Mitra | Meenal Jain

Ravi Tripathi | Panna Gill | Monali Thakur | Neha Kakkar | Yashashree Bhave | Sagar Sawarkar