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Background information
Genres Hip-hop, rock, R&B, classical, alternative, experimental
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, music composer, record producer, music director, arranger, lyricist, conductor
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active 2003 – present (started career in 2003 as child artist)
Website tishmaonline.com

Tishma is a well known rock music singer, musician, lyricist and music composer in Bangladesh.[1] She is also known as the "Rock Princess of Bengal" among her fans.[2][3][4][5][excessive citations] She is a popular singer, music composer, songwriter, record producer, music director, arranger, conductor, guitarist, keyboardist, rapper, rock musician, and plays different types of musical instruments such as guitar, keyboard, and drums, and is Bangladesh's first female music composer.[2][3][6][7][8][9][excessive citations] She is an innovator in Bangladeshi popular music and is noted for introducing changes in the pop music arena in her country.[3][4][6]

Music career[edit]

Tishma has released thirteen solo albums up to now.[1][4][7][10][excessive citations] Tishma made her debut as a child artist with her album Tara in late December 2002 (due to the release time late in the year, sometimes Tishma's album is often listed as a 2003 release.[7]

Starting from her debut album, Tishma has introduced many new music genres to Bangladesh, such as R&B, ballads, and funk.[citation needed]

Tishma has been influential to Bangla music trends. Tishma's contributions to music, choreography, music videos, and fashion have inspired other Bangladeshi pop singers.[1][4][11][12] Tishma is the youngest artist in Bangla music to have released thirteen solo albums.[6][13] In 2011 Tishma's own composed album "Xperiment" came out. "Xperiment" was the first digital album released for sale in Bangladesh history and also the first solo album composed by a female music composer in Bangladesh.[citation needed] In 2012, Tishma released her solo album Xperiment ReloadeD, and in 2013 released her solo album Hypnotized.[14][15][16][17] In 2014, Tishma was to release her next solo album, Rockstar, which was written, tuned and composed by her;[4][5][12][18] as per studio reports and television interviews, some of the songs in this new album will be rock, ballads, funk, slow and mellow rock; and the rest of the songs in this new album will be soft, slow, classical and melodious songs, at the request of fans who enjoyed her softer classical mellow hits "De Re Na Na Megh Jhorana", "Projapoti" and so on.[4] A documentary video album of Tishma named The Rock Princess – Xposed, which will include five new music videos of Tishma's songs, was to be released in 2013 or 2014.[19] In 2015, Tishma released her 12th solo album MesmerizeD,[2] which is also fully tuned and composed by herself, and contains both English and Bangla tracks.[20][21] In 2016 Tishma's 13th own composed solo album "Royalty" was released and it is also her fifth own composed album. Her new video "Mone Mone Tomake Bhalobashi one Hoe" from this album came out in the same year. (http://www.banglatribune.com/entertainment/news/177989/%E0%A6%AD%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%A1%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%93%E0%A6%A4%E0%A7%87-%E0%A6%A8%E0%A6%A4%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%A8-%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%BE , http://www.bd-pratidin.com/entertainment/2016/12/31/196510)

Education and biography[edit]

Tishma spent a large part of her early childhood in various countries of Europe,[3] and began her education in the UK.[3][22]

Originally a classically trained musician,[23][better source needed] Tishma began her musical education at a very early age;[4][22] she was playing piano by age four,[23][better source needed][24] and studied European Classical Music & Music Theory under ABRSM, London.[25] She also received talim (musical education) in Indian classical music from Ustad Shonjib De, Ustad Akhtar Sadmani and Shampa Reza among other Ustads, and studied Tagore songs (Rabindra Sangeet) from Dr. Anupam of Shantiniketan, and Nazrul Geeti and folk music under Ustads.[23][better source needed][25] She has released songs in a variety of genres such as rock, Bangla folk, opera, rap, classical, experimental, alternative, Nazrul, Rabindra Sangeet and Adhunik.[3][22]

Alongside having released most of her albums while in school, Tishma has 10 A's in O levels (in one sitting) and 5 A's in A levels.[2][3][26][27][28][excessive citations] In 2014, she took a break from media work to attend college, and is currently studying engineering.[29]



Video albums[edit]

  • 2003 – Pop Queen [23]
  • 2003 – Bashiwallah
  • 2003 – Chand
  • 2004 – Digi Digi Dum Dum
  • 2004 – Best of Tishma
  • 2005 – Sham Rakhi Na Kul Rakhi
  • 2005 – Deewana
  • 2005 – Prem
  • 2006 – Matir Putul
  • 2006 – Neel Chokh
  • 2007 – Chander Meye Josna
  • 2008 – Mega Hitz of Tishma
  • 2009 – Rock Rajkonna
  • 2010 – Projapoti
  • 2014 – The Rock Princess – Xposed (musical documentary)[33]


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