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Who is Rupankar Bagchi?

Rupankar Bagchi, also known mononymously Rupankar is a Bengali singer-songwriter, playback singer and actor from Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi faces backlash after saying other singers are better than KK

Bengali artist Rupankar Bagchi has created a storm on the internet with his recent remarks around KK. He held a live session on Facebook, hours before KK’s death in Kolkata. During his interaction with fans, Rupankar questioned the frenzy around KK’s concert in Kolkata and said that singers from Kolkata can sing better than KK. 

In the live video, he said that regional singers from Kolkata cannot imagine the amount KK earns. He said in Bengali, “I got to know through Facebook that the one and only KK was in Kolkata for a show and there has been a lot of excitement about it.” Comparing KK’s performance, he named Kolkata-based artists and bands and added, “I have seen videos of mine, Anupam Roy, Somata, Emaan Chakraborty, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Cactus, Fossils, Rupam Islam and others. I think we all sing better than KK, why do you not get excited about us? What is the reason?”

He continued, “Who is KK? We are better than any K. All the singers I have mentioned are far far better than Mr KK.” He ended his life by questioning the audience’s ‘obsession with Bombay’ artists and urged viewers to explore regional stars in South, Punjab and Odisha among others. “Be a Bengali guys please,” he signed out.

KK, who was also known as Krishnakumar Kunnath, died hours after performing in Kolkata. He felt unwell after reaching his hotel. While he was taken to a hospital, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Reacting to Rupankar’s post, fans of KK are currently slamming him in the comments section. While some said that Rupankar cursed KK to death, artiste Tanmay Sadhak wrote, “100% you should have been jailed.” “You are jealous,” added another user.

Later, Rupankar said that his post has been misinterpreted by social media users. According to him, his post intended to question the lack of interest in Bengali music and culture, rather than focusing on KK.

Rupankar Bagchi Biography, Wiki

Rupankar Bagchi is a famous playback singer of Bengali cinema who owns many instant hits in the recent times. Shedin Dujoney and Jhal Legechey of Ganesh Talkies, Govire Jao of Baishe Srabon, Gaan Khuje Paai and Chupi Chupi Raat of  Chalo Let’s Go and Amar Mawte of Hemlock society are his most popular songs.

He is known for his intensity to explode on stage as a stage performer. He is one of the most popular singers of Bengal at present, who remains in limelight with a fan following crowd. As a stage performer he started at the age of 11.

Both his parents are musicians. He started learning music at a younger age. He was initiated to the musical world by his father Ritendra Nath Bagchi at a younger age. He learnt Rabindra Sangeet from his mother Sumitra Bagchi. He learnt Hindustani music from Sukumar Mitra and modern songs from Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay.

When he performed live for the first time at the age of 11, his mother stood beside him. Now he is one of the popular voices of the music industry and apart from film music, he has also recorded songs for jingles, private albums as well as television serials. He is most active at nights with his live shows and move from one place to another. He has also anchored a few television shows.

He has received Best Playback Singer for ‘Andarmahal’ from Ananda Bazar Patrika. In 2006, he received Uttam Kumar Award. He has also received awards as a singer of television serials. ‘Sonar Harin’ of ETV Bangla is one such.

‘Best Album’ by Snowcem Ananda Durgotsav Arghya for ‘Bhokatta’ (2002) and Best Album’ by Bangio Sangeet Prachar Samiti for ‘Meghe Roddure’ (2003) are other major honours received by him.

Rupankar Bagchi Biography Wikipedia
Rupankar Bagchi
BornDecember 2, 1973 (age 48)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
GenresModern Bengali Music, Indian Classical Music, Filmi
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Playback Singer, Composer
Instrumentsguitar
Websitewww.rupankar.com

Rupankar Bagchi Career

Rupankar is a singer-songwriter, playback vocalist, and actor from Bengal, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on December 2nd, 1972. He had sung songs in contemporary Bengali films, such as “Dutta Vs. Dutta (2012), Chalo Let’s Go (2008), Baishe Srabon (2011), Jaatishwar (2014), Chotushkone (2014), Monn (2018), and Aparajita Tumi (2012).”

He is famous for his intense performances on stage as a performing artist. Rupankar is of the foremost recognized singers of Bengal at present. He came to the limelight with an immense fan following. Bagchi belonged to a Bengali family and had classical vocal training from his father, Ritendra Nath Bagchi, and “Rabindra Sangeet” from his mother, Sumitra Bagchi, at an early age.

He learned classical music and modern songs from Sukumar Mitra and Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay. His first on-stage performance was at the age of eleven. In 1999, he married Chaitali Lahiri.

He had recorded tunes for jingles, albums, private collections, and television series. Rupankar generally has dynamic evenings and live shows. Likewise, he had secured several network shows. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, presented Shri Rupankar Bagchi with the “Rajat Kamal Award” for Best Male Playback Singer: Jaatishwar (Bengali) at the “61st National Film Awards

Bagchi has also acted in films such as Ashchorjyo Prodeep (2013), 17th September (2019), Aam Sutra (2018), and Bidaai Byomkesh (2018). 

Some of his other works include Bhokatta, Highway, Tumi Shunbe Ki, Meghe Roddure, Ami Tomake Chini, Poth Bhola (Rabindra Sangeet), Ganer Jharnatolay (Rabindra Sangeet), O chand, Fire Esho Ruby Ray, Tomay Gan Shunabo (Rabindra Sangeet), Neel and many more. 

Rupankar Bagchi Controversies

Rupankar Bagchi slammed for his disrespectful comments against KK hours before his death Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi faces backlash after saying other singers are better than KK, Bagchi has shared a live video questioning popularity of KK. His video came hours before KK died in Kolkata. Who is KK? Read what Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi is getting trolled for.

Rupankar Bagchi Nominations

  • 2009: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Sandesa Sandesa” from Well Done Abba
  • 2010: National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Tolte Tolte Cholte Cholte” from Abohoman
  • 2010: Bangla Sangit Purashkar for Best Male Singer – “Tobe Prem Kake Chay” from album Mohonay
  • 2010: Bangla Sangit Purashkar for Best Album – for Mohonay
  • 2011: Bangla Sangit Purashkar for Best Male Playback Singer – “Gobheere Jao” from Baishe Srabon
  • 2011: Radio Mirchi Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Gobheere Jao” from Baishe Srabon
  • 2011: Friends FM Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Gobheere Jao” from Baishe Srabon
  • 2011: Zee Bangla Gourab Samman for Best Male Playback Singer – “Gobheere Jao” from Baishe Srabon

Rupankar Bagchi FAQ’s

Who is Rupankar Bagchi?

Rupankar Bagchi, also known mononymously Rupankar is a Bengali singer-songwriter, playback singer and actor from Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

How old is Rupankar Bagchi?

Rupankar Bagchi is currently 48 years old.

Why is Rupankar Bagchi getting trolled?

Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi faces backlash after saying other singers are better than KK.

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