Sandhya Mukherjee is also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay. She was born on 4th October 1931. Mukherjee is one of the finest Singers and a Musician, primarily in Bengali music. She is a diva of the Bengali Music Industry. To her, music was not just a passion but devotion. Sandhya Mukherjee was born in Calcutta to Narendranath Mukherjee and Hemaporva Devi. Her father was a government employee working in the Indian Railways. Mukherjee was the youngest among the six other siblings.
Initially, Sandhya Mukherjee started her classical singing training under the guidance of Pandit Santosh Kumar Basu, Professor AT Kannan, and Professor Chinmoy Lahiri. Later, she mastered classical singing with the help of her Guru Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. In 1966 she married the Bengali poet Shyamal Gupta, who also wrote lyrics for several of her songs. She started her career by singing in Mumbai as a playback singer in Bollywood movies but decided to get back to her homeland Kolkata. Despite being a classical singer, Mukherjee predominantly sang Modern Bengali songs. She collaborated with excellent singers, but the one that received most of the popularity was Hemanta Mukherjee Hemant was an Indian singer who sang in many India >> Read More... . While Hemanta Mukherjee sang for the artistic actor Uttam Kumar Uttam Kumar was matinee idol of Bengali cinema. He >> Read More... , Sandhya Mukherjee was the voice of the gorgeous Suchitra Sen Suchitra Sen was a renowned and respected Indian f >> Read More... . Apart from Hemanta Mukherjee, her notable collaborations were with Robin Chatterjee Bio coming soon... >> Read More... and Nachiketa Ghosh.
She joined the mass movement to raise money for the Bengali refugees who settled in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal during the Bangladesh Liberation War. In 1970, she was awarded for National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her vocals in Jay Jayanti and Nishi Padma. She was honored with the highest civilian of the Indian State of West Bengal – the Banga Bibhushan in 2011. In 1991, she was awarded the Bharat Nirman Award - Lifetime Achievement Award.