Soumita Saha

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Soumita Saha
Born (1992-07-17) 17 July 1992 (age 29)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Singer, architect[1]
Years active 2010–present
Known for Singing, Rabindra Sangeet, social activism
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Soumita Saha is an Indian singer and social activist. She is known for her contribution to Rabindra Sangeet as well as the song Ishq.[2][3][4]

Early life and education

Soumita was born and raised in Kolkata, West Bengal to parents working in Bengali Film Industry. Her father Swapan Saha is a noted Rabindra Sangeet singer, while her mother Madhumita Saha is a Bangla Film Critic. Her native language is Bangla; she also speaks English and Hindi.[1]. She completed her schooling from St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School and later pursued a degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture.[5]

During early days, she released a song based on Gajendra Verma's Emptiness, which went viral on Internet and brought her popularity.[1] 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.[6]

Singing career

She gained initial popularity as a Rabindra Sangeet singer.[7] Her Rabindra Sangeet works include Nisarga Madhuri, Aay tobe Shohochori, Gram Chhara oi Raanga Matir Poth, Amaro Porano Jaha Chay, Tomar Khola Hawa and Woh Din Suhana[8][9][10] In pop genre, her first major breakthrough came with the song Ishq, which was released in Febaruary 2018. The song was marketed by Loud DJ Records from Miami, United States.[3]

Social activism

Saha has been vocal about various issues in the society, especially those related to women's empowerment.[11][12] In April 2018, she vehemently opposed Kerala based Professor Rajith Kumar calling women as transgenders. She argued that if wearing jeans makes a person transgender, then western countries should have transgenders only.[13]. In the aftermath of Kathua Rape and Murder Incident, she dedicated a poem in support of the victim Asifa.[14] She also supported model and lyricist Gilu Joesph in the Grihalakshmi Controversy by demanding dedicated breastfeeding rooms in places like Malls and Multiplexes.[15] 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[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rao, Gayatri. "Classical Vocalist Soumita Saha Achieves with Parental Support". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  2. Staff, BP (3 February 2018). "Singer Soumita Saha's International Debut Song becomes a massive Hit". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Singer Soumita Saha to come up with her first International Song on February 1 | AVSTV". Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  4. "Artistic freedom is the most important part of any song: Soumita Saha". Journey Line. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  5. "Indian Singer of International fame Soumita Saha Opens up about her journey in the music industry on World Music Day". 22 June 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  6. Staff, BP. "Internet Sensation Soumita Saha tributes Tagore with her new Song". The Biharprabha News (7 May 2014). Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  7. BP, Staff (3 June 2017). "8 Singers you can't miss if you are an ardent Rabindra Sangeet Fan". The Biharprabha News. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  8. Bangaliana, Sholoana. "Singer Soumita Saha's Music Album Nisarga Madhuri Released | Sholoanabangaliana Portal". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  9. Staff, BP. "Kolkata's Singing Sensation Soumita Saha's ode to Tagore on 156th Rabindra Jayanti". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  10. Sharma, Rajkumari (5 August 2017). "Soumita Saha releases Tagore song on Friendship Day.". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 India, Box Office Capsule. "Singer Soumita Saha Comment on Swara Bhasker's On-Screen Masturbation Scene in VEERE DI WEDDING". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  12. "Singer Soumita Saha pays Tribute to Raja Ram Mohan Roy on his Birth Anniversary". | Sulekha Movies" (in en). Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  13. Jha, Subhash K. "Singer Soumita Saha strongly opposes Rajith Kumar's Transgender Remarks – SKJ Bollywood News". Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  14. "Singer Soumita Saha dedicates a poem to the Kathua Rape Victim.". 31 May 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  15. Tondak, Ravi. "On Women's Day Soumita Saha urges for Breastfeeding Rooms in Malls and Multiplexes". Retrieved 11 July 2018. 

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