Chandrima the soothing voice from the valleys of Assam, in early days got her formal training in classical music from Dr Manjulika Hazarika of Lucknow Gharana and Dr Prabal Sarma of Gwalior Gharana of Assam. In initial days Chandrima started her career and made her mark as an All India Radio artiste in Guwahati under domain of Bhajan singer. She gained her masters in music from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh in Hindustani classial music. Thereafter when she moved to the cultural city of Kolkata in pursuit of her musical career, she continued her training under the able guidance of Bidushi Smt Shipra Basu for harnessing the skills of Semiclassical musics and also received vocal training from musician Shri Goutam Ghosal. From early days, Chandrima made her niche as a performing artist taking her shows from various parts of Bengal and almost all states of India.
Music Albums Her maiden Album release in 2006 “Sapnaneel” brought her recognition as an vocalist. The album released from Prime music upheld some modern musical genius of contemporary music. Her next solo-album “Tribute to legends”, was released in 2010 from Raaga Music under the auspices of the legendary Manna Dey himself. “Tribute to legend” relived some priceless nostalgias of Bengal, and has earned rave reviews.
Musical shows The forte of Chandrima is however her experimental work on music. Her premier project “Sangachadhwam” at Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR), with legendary singer Srabani Sen, pertaining to Tagore’s relevance on contemporary music, created ripples and received critics attention from print & electronic media. Her other experimental project on demand is “Love stories love songs”, where she teams up with Entertainer Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, to present research on stories behind the onscreen actors and actresses of yesteryears. This performance which have pulled repeat audience many times in Kolkata as well as in other states, is one of highly rated shows aired in social media.