Anusheh Anadil

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

Anusheh Anadil is a Bangladeshi musician, artist, cultural activist, and entrepreneur.[2]

Background and early life[edit]

Anadil was born to Jamal Ahmed Sufi, a businessman, and Lubna Marium, a dancer and writer. Anadil's mother, Lubna and her sister, Naila Khan, appear in Tareque Masud's documentary film Muktir Gaan. Anadil's younger brother Kushan Omar Sufi is a musician and designer. Her maternal grandfather was Lieutenant Colonel Quazi Nuruzzaman was a Bangladeshi war hero and secular nationalist, who served as a Sector Commander of the Mukti Bahini, in Sector 7, during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Her grandmother is Professor Emeritus Sultana Zaman, founder of Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation - an organization for identification and care of mentally challenged children in Bangladesh.[citation needed]

As a child, Anadil was trained in The North Indian classical music. Through her encounters with the Bauls and Fakirs of Bengal, she found a connection to the philosophy and music they presented. She began performing with the band "Bangla" in 1998. In 2012, she released her solo album "Rai" which consisted of songs written by her and Tareq Masud's songs. Masud had also filmed one of Bangla's music videos named "Kanaar Haat Bajar" and had helped Anusheh with the making of Bangla's second album Prottutponnomotitto.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Anadil was earlier married to Buno, another member of Bangla band[3] Together they have two children.[1] She runs a crafts shop in Dhaka, "JATRA".[4][5][6]

Anadil is now married to Seth Panduranga Blumberg since December 16, 2016.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • "The Musical Journalist’s Award" (2006)
  • "Annanya’s Sreshtho 10 Nari" (2007)[citation needed]
  • "Meeto Memorial Award" (2009)[1]
  • "Daily Pratidin Award" for the "Best Title Song in a Soap Opera" (2011)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Awardees of 2009". Meeto Memorial Award. Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ Bergman, David. "The Bangladeshi Women Making Rural Mystic Music Cool". AsiaCalling.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ Kavita Charanji (October 13, 2006). "Anusheh and Buno: Popularising Baul songs among urban youth". The Daily Star. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Farhana Urmee (April 11, 2014). "In conversation with Anusheh Anadil". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Farhana Urmee (April 11, 2014). "Weaving seven tales of Bangladesh". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Zia Nazmul Islam (April 19, 2014). "Seven Tales from Anusheh". The Daily Star. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hossain, Rafi; Shahnewaz, Sadi Mohammad (December 24, 2016). "Anusheh’s New Beginning". The Daily Star. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Anusheh song wins Zee Bangla Gourav Award". The Daily Star. June 2, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2016.