|Native name||শাহানা বাজপেয়ী|
|Born||Santiniketan, West Bengal, India|
|Genres||Rabindra Sangeet, fusion, folk|
|Instruments||Vocal, mouth organ, Tanpura, piano, keyboards|
|Labels||Bengal Music Company, Hindustan Records Inreco|
|Associated acts||Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, Anupam Roy|
Sahana Bajpaie is an Indian-Bangladeshi singer-songwriter from Santiniketan and one of the prominent contemporary Rabindra Sangeet publisher in Bangladesh. By the age of 13 she started singing. In 2007, she released her debut album Notun Kore Pabo Bole, which was a collection of Rabindra Sangeet. In 2014, she released her second solo album Shikawr, with other musician from West Bengal. Shahana's second Rabindra Sangeet album Ja Bolo Tai Bolo was released in 2015 and last solo Mon Bandhibi Kemone was released in 2016.
Early life and education
Bajpaie was born at Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. She spent her childhood at Santiniketan and lives there till 2002. Her parents were both political science professor at the University of North Bengal. She took her music lesson from father Bimol Bajpaie and learned to sing song at the age of thirty. Later she succeed Bijoy Sinha, Chitra Roy, Shayamaly Banerjee, Chandan Manda and Mita Haque through received training under the Indian classical music and Rabindra Sangeet. In 2005, Bajpaie joined in BRAC University in Dhaka as a Lecturer in English. In May 2008, she left that for further studies at the SOAS, University of London.
In 2007, Bajpaie released her debut album Notun Kore Pabo Bole, which was a collection of Rabindra Sangeet. It was released in March 6, 2007 from Bengal Music Company, Dhaka. The album created a stir in the music scenario of Bangladesh and West Bengal.
In 2000, Bajpaie married her childhood friend Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, a Bangladeshi musician, singer and composer. They got divorced in 2008. The couple has one daughter. Later Bajpaie married Richard Herrett and now she resides in the London. Currently she serves as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Bengali in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at SOAS South Asia Institute.
|2012||Bolo Shokhi Bolo||Tasher Desh|
|2013||Mor Bhabonare||Hawa Bodol||Rabindra Sangeet, with Saptarshi Mukherjee|
|2014||Tomay Gaan Shunabo||Under Construction||Rabindra Sangeet|||
|2014||Poush Toder||Under Construction||Rabindra Sangeet|||
- "An Interview with Sahana Bajpaie". Café Dissensus. October 17, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Shahana Bajpaie to make comeback after 7 years". The Independent. Dhaka. June 22, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Sahana Bajpaie launches her second Rabindrasangeet album in Kolkata". India Blooms. 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Sahana Bajpaie returns with folk album". The Daily Star. August 30, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Sahana lends voice to Arnob's music". Dhaka Tribune. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- Waheed, Karim (November 6, 2016). "Rediscovering Sahana Bajpaie". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Sahana Bajpaie and Arnob sing for film 'Under Construction'". Dhaka On Air. January 11, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "South Asia Department". SOAS, University of London. Retrieved February 6, 2017.