Indian Classical, bollywood & fusion.
Rajdeep Chatterjee & Meghna Rajaram in a spellbinding musical performance at UTSOV this year with live band, FriendzBand
Rajdeep Chatterjee hails from Jamshedpur and has been learning music from the age of two-and-half-years under Pandit Shri Chandrakant Apte. Rajdeep graduated in Indian classical music from two prestigious universities, Allahabad & Gandharva. He was amongst the top Finalists of Zee TV’s "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" LiL Champs in 2006 and became a household name when he ranked 4th in very popular reality singing competition, Indian Idol, Season 4 in the year 2008. He was declared as one of the best singers of all four seasons of Indian Idol by renowned judges like Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher and Sonali Bendre. He was declared as the Jharkhand Icon by the Symbiosis group, along with famous Film director “Imtiaz Ali” (Director Of Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal).
Rajdeep made a distinct standing in the Indian music industry by recording original Hindi, Tamil and Bengali songs . He has recorded a song for Oscar and Grammy winning musician, AR Rahman in his studio for his show in Germany and also recorded a song for a Tamil Film with India’s golden voice, Shreya Ghoshal. Rajdeep's first ever Bollywood playback is in the movie "Bodyguard" . Recently he has sung the title tracks for popular film releases like Khiladi 786 and Gunday. He has done around 300 shows in India as well as abroad. His versatility as a singer is his strength and his energy and enthusiasm always makes his live performances a memorable one.
Meghna Rajaram has performed with K for Kishore winner, Arnab Chakraborty in Austin & Phoenix and with Indian Idol Sensation, Rajdeep Chatterjee. She has also performed for Sukhwinder Singh, Bappi Lahiri’s music troupe, Asha Bhonsle and her music group, Jagjit Singh and renowned classical singers Veena Sahasrabudhe & Suresh Wadekar, and Grammy Award Winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
FriendzBand is a team of like-minded musicians who enjoy performing popular Indian music. Members of the band have accompanied renowned artists like Manna Dey, Bappi Lahiri, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sadhna Sargam - to name a few. Each of them comes with many years of formal music training behind them. They have been enthralling audiences around the country with their lively brand of music for more than 15 years. They came together with Rajdeep in 2010 and have been happy to join him in concert on multiple US tours, ever since.
The band is represented by the following musicians:
- Guitar: Ranjan Ray Chaudhuri
- Drums: Danny Williams
- Precussions: Makarand Utpat
- Keyboard: Atish Mitra
Virtuoso dance performance by Rumeli & Rhythm
Rumeli and her newly formed dance group of New Jersey – “Rumeli & Rhythm” with a team of talented & motivated dancers from NJ will perform "Aanandadhara - A stream of divine bliss" to echo our worship of Goddess Durga.
Unmissable Utsov home production by Utsov kids.
Be ready for an awesome performance by our kids. They have been working hard to put up a great show for you.