was born into a musical family with a long tradition of classical music. She was honored with First Class First diploma in music, from Surangama Music school
of Sri Shailajaranjan Majumder. She underwent many years of rigorous training under the guidance of Sri Subinoy Roy
and Smt. Maya Sen
. She is also received a diploma with disntinction in Indian Classical music. For a while, she was also, a disciple of Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan
Manidipa was honored with Plaque of Honor from Ustad Vilayat Khan
in Maryland University, USA for Rabindra Sangeet. She also received a prestigious Uttamkumar award
for Rabindra Sangeet in Calcutta.
Manidipa had been performing Rabindrasangeet for the All India Radio
, Calcutta, and Doordarshan Kendra
, Calcutta. She was invited in BigFM
Calcutta talk show to talk and perform various genre of songs, starting Rabindrasangeet to classical to Bengali light music to Hindi pops. She was invitee in New York Indian Radio talk show
, to sing and talk about Bengali songs.
Manidipa performed and organized various programs inCalcutta
, New Jersey
, Las Angeles
, New Orleans
and San Francisco Bay Area
. Critics, including The Telegraph
, The Statesman
, appreciated her Rabindrasangeet performance. She has also excelled inSemi-Classical
and Modern Hindi and Bengali Songs. Her three CDs are well appreciated by several musicians in Calcutta.
She is a Chemical Engineer and by profession, she currently works in software field in San Francisco Bay Area. But her professions never hold back her dedication towards music. She relentlessly performs and organizes musical events. She also started not-for-profit “Musical Evening” group(www.musicalevening.com
) to organize music and performing art events in Bay Area to raise money for charity. She is loved and respected by many music lovers all over.