THE JOURNEY SO FAR ..

Madhuraaa Bhattacharya was formerly well known as Nilakshi Bhattacharya. She changed her name in the month of December 2013. Madhuraaa Bhattacharya was born on 17th March, 1991 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Her father Shri Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya M.A.(Mod. Hist.), LL.B belongs to Higher Judicial Service. As a Judge of West Bengal he was transferred to various districts. Madhuraaa had opportunity to visit those places in her childhood to witness the beauties of nature. Apart from his career as a Judge, her father is also a celebrated Writer, Novelist and approved Radio Play Writer of the All India Radio.

For her birth in a music oriented family (her mother being the daughter of an excellent Vocalist Shri Sadhanananda Misra and grand daughter of a beautiful singer with a mesmerizing voice quality, late Santimoyee Debi), Madhuraaa did not think twice for selecting a career in Music. From her childhood she used to sit beside her singing mother with rapt attention. When her mother stopped for brief intervals to select the next song, the tiny Madhuraaa, to the utter surprise of her parents and Elder Sister Sumitra, could imitate the memorized tune almost accurately with faltering lyrics. She was barely 3 years then. This was the beginning.

Her love for music never dominated her thoughts to sacrifice her studies. Her dream for professional career in the field of music never superseded her academic goal. She always tries to sail keeping balance in both the fields.

Madhuraaa in due course was admitted in Lake Town Govt. Sponsored Girls' High School. She scored star marks in her Madhyamik Examination in 2004 and was admitted in the B. D. Govt. High School, Salt Lake for her Higher Secondary Studies. In 2006 she passed H.S. with high first division marks with Music as one of her selective subjects

Madhuraaa is taking Hindusthani Classical Music Training under the strict and disciplined guidance and care of MR. SANDIP NAG. She took admission in RabindraBharati University for graduation in the stream of Music. In 3 year degree course Honours in Music she scored the highest mark and was declared 1st Class 1st. Also stood 1st Class 1st in Masters in the same stream.

Subsequently, Madhuraaa received music training from various celebrated Singers like Shri Asit Mukhopadhyay, Nitish Dutta Roy, Shuvomita Banerjee, Swapna Dey, Prof.Papri Ghosh, Prof. Kankana Mitra. In the year 2005 Madhuraaa participated in All Bengal Sachin Deb Barman Music Competition and stood 2nd. This year she started her Musical Career as a Playback Singer in the Bengali Mega Serial "BonhiSikha" on Etv Bangla. And her maiden Studio Recording experience inher life fell just on the previous day of her "Secondary Board Test Examination".

In the Next year (2006) she was selected in "Top 10" for an All Bengal Music Competition, "UnishKuri Madhur Kantha" organized by DaburHoneytus at the behest of Ananda Bazar Patrika (Century-old Leading Bengali Daily). This competition in fact served as the history-sheeterin her musical career. For one month she used to receive voice training from eminent celebrated vocalists like Haimanti Shukla, Babul Supriyo, Rupankar, Miss Jojo, Prasant Samaddhar before The Grand Finale held in Kala Mandir.

In 2007, she was selected from Eastern Zone to participate in Sony Tv "Indian Idol 3". She scrapped through upto theatre round. Though she did not reach for Top-10, she did not allow any frustration to affect her future career. On the contrary, she devoted much to accomplish herself for future encounter.

Her elder sister Sumitra, a celebrated Fashion Designer also served as an inspiration to reach the zenith of her aspiration. She is owner of the Pramoda.

Though tiny her niece Doyel inspires her a lot by way of imitating her songs almost correctly with her flattering but cute articulation.

Her mother Smt. Sampa Bhattacharya an approved B-High Artist of All India Radio.

In January, 2009 Madhuraaa was selected along with 11 other candidates for an All India Music Competition "Sitaron Ko Chhuna Hai" sponsored by Miditech in Real Channel. She had to stay in Delhi for 5 months at a stretch. During her stay for grooming and regular telecast competition, she received voice training from reputed Vocalists like Anant Baidyanathan, Prasant Samadhar, Neha Vasin. In Grand Finale she bagged the Runners-up title. Meanwhile, Madhuraaa made a great achievement on being selected as an approved artiste of All India Radio in 2009 for the stream Ghazal, Bhajan   Shyama Sangeet. In 2014, She has been upgraded in the stream of Shyama sangeet   Bhajan by the All India Radio.

In the meantime, Madhuraaa was selected and invited to the Republic of China to participate in the 10th Asia Art Festival in September, 2008. She had to render old Hindi Songs of the Golden Era together with the Chinese Songs taught by the Chinese team. This 10th Asia Art festival was celebrated in 14th States of China like Beijing, Zhengzhou, Guangzhow, Baotou, Mongolia etc. where she travelled with her team accompanied by her mother.

In the mean time she started Playback singing in Bengali Films in full swing. With Udit Narayan   Babul Supriyo in "Mahakal" in the year 2008, followed by her Playback renderings with the galaxy of eminent singers like Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kumar Sanu, Zubeen Garg, Javed Ali. She has worked with Bollywood Tollywood Music Directors like Jeet Gangully, Indraadip Das Gupta, Debojyoti Mishra, Debjit Roy, Dev Sen, Akash, Samidh Mukherjee, Rishi Chanda, Asok Raaj, Samik Chokroborty, Sandip Kar, Om Arup, Chandan Roychowdhury, Subhash Dey Many other reputed Music Directors.

She Is Invited As Guest Celebrity Singer In The Biggest Musical Show Of Bengal "SONG CONNECTION" On A Very Poular Bengali Channel ZEE BANGLA CINEMA. She Is The Winner Of Two Most Popular Game Show Of Two Most Poular Bengali Channel In Celebrity Singer's Special Episode, "Konney Tui Megastar" On "Star Jalsha" (2012) And "Didi No.1" On "Zee Bangla" (2014).

As fragrance is attributed to roses, it is nothing but Music, that envelops her constant thoughts. Her dream is to win over the hearts of the Music Lovers across the World with her Melody & Soulful Music…

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