classically trained and very experienced singer, Haimanti Shukla has
a solid reputation in Bengal. Her repertoire is also vast. She is
also a very popular concert singer and travels abroad frequently.
Has excellent voice and can tackle any song.
Haimanti Shukla is famous for her melodious songs, her sweet
voice and her sociable nature. Born in 1949 and trained under her
father Late Pandit Harihar Shukla, she has successfully carved a
niche of her in the world of music
Over thousands of songs and about 50 released music albums to
her credit, Shukla has sung in languages like Bengali, Hindi and
Oriya. Shukla is a musically known and well-accepted face among the
musical fraternity of Kolkata and India.
Her first recording, “E
to kanna noy aamar” in 1972 with lyricist and musician
Shailen Mukhopadhyay and Pulak Bandhopadhyay brought her into the
limelight. Along with Bengali films she has also done playback for a
couple of Hindi movies as well.
Initially she got
her talim from her
father Late Pandit Harihar Shukla. However, close association with
muscical personas like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar,
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Allah Rakha Khan, Naushad, Hemanta
Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Salil Chaudhuri and many more, helped her a
lot to gain more knowledge.
She wrote some lines for us
on 04th September, 2000: