Ghazal & Thumree
Suchismita is a versatile vocalist of Indian classical music. Her craftsmanship stems from her rigorous practice regime of Hindustani Classical form and her ease in rendering other forms - ghazal, thumri and film – is a testimony to her versatility.
She has received critical appreciation both in India and abroad.
At the age of 8, she won a competition organised by the Russian Consulate, Kolkata
She won a competition organised by the West Bengal State Sangeet Academy for her outstanding performance in Khayal, Thumri and Dadra
She gained national recognition, when she achieved the first position in the All India Radio Music Competition
The talented singer’s first break in film industry came with a song in, Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar starrer, Shaadi ke Side Effects, where she sang the romantic number, "Desi Romance" with Arijit Singh. It was composed by Pritam
Suchismita’s vocals have also featured in other Bollywood movies like Ye Jawani Hai Deewani, Airlift, Mirzya, Jigariya, Tigers, Lakshmi.
She was chosen by Mr AR Rahman for the duet song with him "Jagao Mere Des Ko" for MTV Coke Studio, India
Her rise to international fame began, when Hollywood music composer, Thomas Newman, invited her to sing and Co-write the score for the golden globe award nominee film, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and also its sequel, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". It was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London
She has collaborated with stalwarts like A R Rahman , Javed Akhtar , Pritam , Shankar Ehsaan Loy, among many others. Javed Akhtar penned one of her noteworthy compositions: “Payal ", which she released as a single to rave reviews.
Some noteworthy national and international performances:
The World Congress of Religions, Washington DC
North American Bengali Conference, Houston, Las Vegas
Virsa Heritage, PTV Lahore, Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan
Kalaghoda Festival Mumbai
Nishagandhi Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Saptak Festival, Ahmedabad
Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur
Sham E Ghazal, Hyderabad
Esplanade Theatre in Singapore
Ritu Vasant Utsav Udaipur
Kutub Featival Delhi
Bollywood Music Project Delhi