Soumita Saha

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Soumita Saha
  
Background information
Born (1992-07-17) July 17, 1992 (age 29)
Kolkata, India
GenresEDM
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Composer
  • Painter
  • Social activist
Years active2010–present
Labels
  • Big Tunes Records
  • Aatman Audio
Websitewww.beingsoumitasaha.in
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NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
EducationArchitecture
Alma materDelhi University

Soumita Saha is an Indian playback,[1] eminent Painter and social activist. She is known for her contribution to Rabindra Sangeet as well as the song Ishq,[2] considered as revolutionary work in the EDM genre.

Early life and education

Soumita was born and raised in Kolkata, West Bengal to parents working in Bengali Film Industry. Her father Swapan Saha[3] is a noted Rabindra Sangeet exponent,[4] while her mother Madhumita Saha is a Entertainment Critic. Her native language is Bangla; she also speaks English and Hindi.. She completed her schooling from St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School and later pursued a degree in Architecture from Delhi University .

During early days, she released a song compiled and inspired by Gajendra Verma's Emptiness,[5] which went viral on the Internet and brought her popularity. Since then, she has appeared in various TV Shows like Geet Sangeet by Channel Vision and several other shows on Rupashi Bangla, ETV Bangla and OM Bangla Television's Gaan Bangla Show. She has also performed on Big FM as well as Jadavpur University Community Radio. She bagged several small screen playback offers. The singer lent her voice to popular bangla series Sahityer sera shomoy. She later made her debut in the international world of music with EDM number Ishq[6] release from big tunes records,Miami. She has also sung for many Bangla movies. Recently she lent her voice to an item song for the movie O my love released in April 2020. She is known for her contribution to Tagore's songs.[7] Some of her Rabindra Sangeet renditions were released from The Aatman Audio in 2019. Soumita is a skilled painter,[8] her paintings[9] gets exhibited across most major cities in the country and abroad.

Singing career

She gained initial popularity as a Rabindra Sangeet singer. Her Rabindra Sangeet works include Nisarga Madhuri,[10] Aay tobe Shohochori, [11] Gram Chhara oi Ranga Matir Poth,[12] Amaro Porano Jaha Chay, Tomar Khola Hawa and Woh Din Suhana In pop genre, her first major breakthrough came with the song Ishq, which was released in February 2018. The song was marketed by BigTunes Records[13] from Miami, United States. Rising the ladder of popularity Soumita bagged Playback offers for tollywood. She sang for many tollywood movies. Recently she lent her voice for a song in the movie O my Love. Earlier she sang for the popular Bengali series Sahityer Sera Shomoy aired in 2017. Soumita gifted a melodious Pop cover song from the hit pops of 1980s sung by Debbie Gibson.The song "Out of The Blue"[14] was not only appreciated by the audience but Debbie Gibson herself showered gesture of appreciation for Soumita. Soumita is a successful playback singer who sang for many bengali movies. She is mostly known for her versatility her latest work is an item song that she sang for the movie ওহ তাই লাভ that released in 2019

The singer composed background Scores for TVC of many reputed brands.

Social activism

Saha has been vocal about various issues in the society, especially those related to women's empowerment. In April 2018, she vehemently opposed Kerala based Professor Rajith Kumar calling women as transgenders.[15] She argued that if wearing jeans makes a person transgender, then western countries should have transgenders only.. In the aftermath of Kathua Rape and Murder Incident, she dedicated a poem in support of the victim Asifa. She also supported model and lyricist Gilu Joesph in the Grihalakshmi Controversy by demanding dedicated breastfeeding rooms[16] in places like Malls and Multiplexes. In the controversy surrounding actress Swara Bhaskar for the movie Veere Di Wedding, she openly argued that if society can accept on-screen sex then it would be wrong to object on-screen masturbation.[17] She has always been vocal about several social causes and demanding mandatory periods leave is a revolution she started that gained immense media glare Singer Soumita Saha urges all companies to grant mandatory Period Leave to Women employees.[18]

Art

Soumita[19] is a skilled painting, her artworks gets exhibited in popular cities across India and the United States. She has made her mark in the world of art with meaningful thematic artwork. Her versatility basically is her way of experimentation with various forms of art. Soumita excels in amalgamating acrylic realistic form of art painting[20] with calligraphy portraits. Her recent work Afflatus[21] gained enormous fame all across India. Afflatus is portrait of painter Frida Kahlo, where soumita's experiment with two xult form of art attained completion.Her art work অব্যক্ত also gained enormous fame. She also featured a promising emerging artist of the year[22] by Indian media.

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References

  1. https://www.bing.com/public/Soumitaborn2rok singer/composer
  2. https://news.biharprabha.com/2018/02/an-interview-with-ishq-fame-soumita-saha/
  3. https://gaana.com/artist/swapan-saha
  4. https://www.khabor24x7.com/entertainment/rituparno-ghosh-is-the-brightest-example-in-terms-of-perfection-says-swapan-saha-23849/
  5. https://news.worldsnap.com/entertainment/teen-sensation-soumita-saha-releases-emptiness-iii-tere-bina-150287.html
  6. https://open.spotify.com/album/5ybjg2hqcRfIPrsSLvPghL
  7. http://www.radioandmusic.com/entertainment/editorial/features/170717-rabindra-sangeet-singers-our-country-you
  8. https://www.ekhansangbad.com/2020/02/20/%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B9%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%A1%E0%A6%BC%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B0-%E0%A6%AC%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%95%E0%A7%87-%E0%A6%B8%E0%A7%8C%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B0-%E0%A6%AA/
  9. https://monvoyage.in/index.php/2019/04/16/art-is-the-food-for-soul-that-keeps-me-alive-soumita-saha/
  10. https://news.biharprabha.com/2017/04/teaser-of-nisarga-madhuri-launched-on-eve-of-bengali-new-year-2017/soumita-saha-voicing-nisarga-madhuri/
  11. https://lifeandmore.in/culture/music-dance/friendship-strongest-bonds/
  12. http://www.punjabiinholland.com/news/33344-please-find-below-an-article-for-publication-titled-singer-soumita-saha-releases-new-song-to-celebrate-world-music-day.aspx
  13. https://www.beatport.com/label/big-tunes-records/74902
  14. https://punediary.com/valentines-special-international-singer-soumita-saha-goes-out-of-the-blue-this-valentines-day/
  15. http://chennaipatrika.com/post/Singer-Soumita-Saha-strongly-opposes-Rajith-Kumar-Transgender-
  16. https://news.biharprabha.com/2018/03/on-womens-day-singer-soumita-saha-urges-for-breastfeeding-rooms-in-malls-and-multiplexes/
  17. https://urbanasian.com/entertainment/2018/06/soumita-saha-if-we-can-accept-on-screen-sex-why-do-we-object-on-screen-masturbation/
  18. https://www.radioandmusic.com/entertainment/editorial/press-releases/190103-singer-soumita-saha-urges-all%3famp
  19. https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ZcTVgQ66jxawP4f2O9mCJ
  20. https://www.khabor24x7.com/offbeat/new-art-from-artist-soumita-saha-on-world-art-day-12113/
  21. http://www.journeyline.in/newsdet.aspx?q=192469
  22. http://thenewhunt.in/10-emerging-indian-artists-to-watch-out-for-in-2020/

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