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Anima Choudhury


  Dr. Anima Choudhary was born in Nalbari. However, it was in Nagaon where Anima received her elementary education. When she was in grade four she won the conveted award at the Assam Music Competition held at Nagaon. Her road to success had already begun, and she never looked back.
           Little Anima moved to Guwahati along with her parents when she was in grade five. At this time she started an arduous regimen of training in classical music with Hiren Sarma, a well-known music teacher of Assam.
          Anima Choudhury auditioned to sing in the "Akanir Mel", the Children Program of Guwahati Radio Station and started singing regularly in "Eimahar Geet" (the song of the month), when she was in grade five. By the time Anima was in grade seven, she was singing solos on the radio program "Chemoniaar Coraa", The Youth Corneer.
          Anima started college at the prestigious Cotton College in Guwahati. It was during such a competition during her freshman year that she won the award of the best singer in Cotton College. This competition was the turning point in her career, she was discovered by the well-known music director of Assamese movies, Raman Barua  who signed her immediately to sing playback song in his upcoming movie "Mukuta". Anima's performance in this movie surpassed all her previous accomplishment. Her song "O Pran Gopal Patila Mayare Khela" became a hit overnight. Anima graduated from Cooton College with major in History and went to pursue her post graduate studies in History at Gauhati University.
         Award of the Best Singer in Gauhati University in 1973. At the same time she sang for another Assamese film "Putula Ghar". In 1974 she got her M.A. degree in History. In 1999 Anima got PH.D. degree from Gauhati University for her thesis "Temples and Shrines in and arounmd Guwahati: a Sociological and Folkloristic Exploration. At present she has been in Chaygaon College , being the Head,of the depertment of History
         Dr. Anima has so far recorded a number of songs on disks, mostly released by H.M.V.,company. She has recorded innumerable songs in cassettes CD etc released by various companies. In the mean time she sang for another assamese movie "Prem Janame Janame".
         Dr Choudhary is a "A" grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarsan, where she has sung innumerable songs. In 1989, she was sent to the Cuttack TV station as the Assamese representative to participate in a program on the culture of Northeast India for national TV network. Oriya TV centre pursuaded her to sing Oriya songs also.
          Anima Choudhury is a "Visharad" in classical music and also a regular singer of Bhajan and Ghazal at the Guwahati Radio Station . She is also a popular stage-performing artist of Assam. Besides every corner of Assam she has visited differnt places of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Patna, Cuttak, Tawang etc as ainvited singer. In 1991 Anima had made her maiden voyage to the USA to participate in the Assamese-American convention in Philadelphia. During her visit to the USA, she also performed stage performance at Milwaki, Chicago, Boston, Rodh Island , Newjersey, Newyork etc. She also performed a program at Chicago TV.
          Anima Choudhury sang for a number of cassettes and CD of Assamese Modern song, Kamrupi Lokageet, Goalparia Lokageet, Bargeet, Bihugeet, Tokarigeet, Biyanaam, Namghosha, Rajasthani Geet Jyoti Sangeet. BishnuRava Geet etc.

Some of her popular cassettes and CD are---

       "Preetir Smriti" Vol: 1 and vol: 2,
       "Asalar Ba"
       "Smriti Anupam"
       "Air Pujar Bedi"
       "Tejimola Xare Ase"
       "Supahi"
       "Ei Bohagate"
       "Jan"
       "Majani"
       "Senehi"
       "Lajuki Meghali"
       "Ramdhenu"
       "Xubas"
      "Maniki Madhuri"
       "Xurar Jinjiri"
       "Amol Mol"
       "O Bandhu Re"
       "Madhura Maruti"
       "Jiyari"
       "Pua Gadhuli"
       "Pat Gabharu 93"
       "Biyanam"
       "Sukaina"  
       "Parabhati Kanya"
       "Jyotir Gan"
       " Phool Kuwanri"
       " Na Kaina"
       "Kachali"
       " Hiyajui"
       "Madhai Malati"

   some of her famous number-----
       "Dikhau Noi Parare"
       "E Pran Gopal"         
       "Anubhab Mor Preetir Smriti"
       "Xuni Ki Nuxuni O"
       "Lag Diyar Kotha  Asil"
       "Gabharu Habare Para"
       "He Natun Purush"
       "Dusakut Kajal Bolai Loi"
       " Bohagar Baraxun"
       "Bhabisilu Likho Buli Sithi Tumaloi"
       " Tejimola Xare Ase"
       "Agali Kolapat Lora Ki Chare"
       "Udash Nohabi Dekhi Andhar"
       "Mayurpankhi Ja Uti"
       "Aiso Kanai Aioso"
       "Samashan Xalit Joa Naratanu Deha"
       "Guru Moke Daya Nachariba"
       "O Xadashiva E"
       "Dayamai Daya Kara Moke"
       " Halise Jalise Madhai Malati"
       "Bogi Dhake Dhaki  Kaloi Nu Olala"