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Initiated into music by her mother, Suchismita had her first public performance when she was two and a half. Vigorous training at home continued with Kalyan Guhathakurta, a disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and from age of four, she started performing on Doordarshan (National TV channel) programmes for children. She was nine when she joined ITC-SRA in 1990 as a general class student under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. In 1992, she became a scholar of the academy. The disciplined training in classical music and long hours of practice gave her a strong foundation.
She left the academy in 2002 and has been a prolific performer since, singing classical, semi classical and contemporary music at concerts as well as playback for TV and films. Her classical music concerts include performances at Saptak Festival 2011, Ahmedabad, Aarohi Music Festival 2011, Mumbai, Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai, Malhar Utsav, World Peace Convention, New York, India Fest USA, Ananda Utsav 2011, New Jersey and NABC 2011, Baltimore. She has sung the theme song of IPL tournament 2009 and has also done the playback for a Hollywood film. Suchismita also conducts music workshops and gives lectures across the world. Her CD releases include recordings of Bhajans, Bangla Adhunik and Nazrul Geeti.
Following is an excerpt of her performance at the ITC SRA Lawns, where she was accompanied by Pandit Tarak Saha on the tabla and Smt. Rupashree Bhattacharya on the harmonium.