Samrat performing in Mumbai in 2014
|Also known as||Samrat|
|Born||1982 (age 36–37)|
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Genres||Hindustani classical music : khayal, thumri, tappa, bhajan|
Samrat Pandit was born in Kolkata, India. He belongs to a family of musicians and is the 6th generation from his family into music. He was taught music by his father, Jagdish Prasad, a Hindustani classical singer, himself a direct disciple of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
At age five, Samrat participated in the "Bal Kalakar" program of All India Radio in Bhopal. He started touring with his father when he was adolescent, accompanying him on stage.
Samrat launched his solo career in 2001, while continuing to offer vocal support in his father’s performances. He is a certified All India Radio artist since 2009. He participated in TV shows accompanying his father and as a solo artist, in local channels Om Bangla TV, government channel Doordarshan and national channel Zee 24 Taas.
Performances in IndiaEdit
He also performed at the Thumri Festival in Delhi, organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, department of Art, culture and languages of the Government of Delhi, at Kamani Auditorium. In his native Kolkata, Samrat appeared in notable venues including the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 2010 and the Salt Lake Music Conference in 2011. He performed with other musicians like Ramdas Palsule, Dilshad Khan and Ramkumar Mishra.
- 2013 Europe : he participated in the fusion project of Nevcivan Özel in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, one of Turkey's major concert halls.
- 2015 North America and Europe, including concerts in London and Toronto.
- 2016 Europe : he was the first khayal singer to perform in the country of Lithuania in the capital Vilnius.
- 2018 Europe including shows in Germany and Greece
Samrat's musical influences are his father Jagdish Prasad, Barkat Ali Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Bhimsen Joshi, Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, and the Ghazal He also listens to other musicians including Michael Jackson, and he appreciates world music and Balkan music.
- 2009: In rare moods with Pandit Jagdish Prasad - double DVD
- 2012: Patiala Prince
- 2016: Live in Goa - DVD
- 2017: Live in Delhi
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