Shirsha Chakraborty

Actor, Extra, Dancer, Band Member, Singer,… more

Ontario, Canada
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Audio

Candour (Original)

This is a cheeky song about how frustrating it can be to get mixed signals from someone you're into

01Candour (Original)
02Mirror (Original)
03Stand up for love (RnB -Destiny's Child)

Physical Attributes

Height:
157 cm / 5ft 2in
Weight:
50 kg / 110 lbs
Ethnicity:
South Asian
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Skin color:
Brown
Waist:
69 cm / 27 in
Hips:
88 cm / 35 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Eye color:
Brown
Hair color:
Black
Hair length:
Medium
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2019
  • Independent Music : Released debut singles "Candour" and "Mirror" on all major streaming services (links provided in "Music" section)
  • Recording Session : Worked with award-winning producer Larry Klein in a recording session
  • Kensington Market Jazz Festival : Performed a contemporary jazz set with Indian influences, as part of the Barry Livingston Group
2018
  • Monstrartity "Monster Artist Development" Program : Shot an episode with a blend of interviews, live innovative English/Hindi mashup performances, and sample voice training exercises. The video received close to 200K views on YouTube.
  • Tour Performance : Performed with Indian celebrity artist Arnab Chakraborty in a headlining show in Ohio
  • Voice of The Ocean : Won 1st place in a Princess Cruises singing competition
  • Humber College : Won Lawson Vocal Studios Vocal Award
2017
  • Movie Soundtrack : Sang the theme track of Bollywood movie "Wedding Anniversary" alongside Ustad Rashid Khan
  • Performance : Performed with Grammy award-winning bassist Christian McBride; one of the songs had my own lyrics
  • Performance : Performed background vocals for award-winning jazz singer-songwriter Emilie-Claire Barlow
  • Performance : Performed with Bollywood celebrity artist Abhijeet Bhattacharya in Toronto
  • Tour Performance : Performed in 3 headlining U.S. shows with Indian celebrity artist Kinjal Chattopadhyay
  • Acting Contest : Winner of "Miss Iberostar" acting contest in Jamaica
  • Humber College : Won Trish Colter Award
2016
  • Performance : Performed with legendary jazz pianist Larry Goldings
  • Humber College : Won James Appel School of Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Humber College : Won Yamaha Music Canada Ltd. Award
2015
  • Collaboration : Invited by Grammy award-winning artist Laura Sullivan to collaborate, and sang in her project
  • Panorama India's "India Day Parade" : Headliner performer for India Day event at Yonge-Dundas Square
2014
  • Performance: : Performed as celebrity Ash King's lead female singer in a show in India
  • Voice of Storm Vocal Competition : Won 1st Prize in all of India in an online and live singing competition
2013
  • Movie Soundtrack : Sang the theme track of an Indo-Canadian movie called "Surkhaab"
  • Government Music Training Grant : Earned scholarship to take intense Indian Classical Vocal training, in India
2012
  • Opening Act : Performed as the opening act for Bollywood celebrity artist Alka Yagnik in Toronto
  • Opening Act : Performed as the opening act for Bollywood celebrity artist Kailash Kher in Toronto
  • Performance : Performed a fusion medley at the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce dinner gala in the Metro Convention Centre
  • Mayfield Secondary School : Performed in another high school theatre production
2011
  • Mayfield Secondary School : Performed in high school theatre production
  • Professional Stage shows : Started doing paid shows across Canada
2010
  • Debut Singing Album : Recorded and released my debut Bollywood-style singing album called "Liv In Luv"
2009
  • Mayfield Secondary School : Selected for Regional Arts Program as Vocalist
2008
  • Performance Workshops : Gaining a lot of performing experience through professional workshops
2006
  • Musical Training : Started enrolling in regular classes to take training in vocal music and voice technique

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Extras

Extras experience

No previous extras experience


- Experience being an extra at a college video shoot (party/social environment)
- Sang in someone's live music video shoot

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz

Influences: H.e.r., Taylor Swift, Sabrina Claudio, Mahalia, Chance The Rapper, Arijit Singh, Ella Fitzgerald, Post Malone, Moonchild, Jonita Gandhi

KEY SKILLS:
- Immaculate pitching
- Expressive voice acting
- Impromptu vocal harmonizing
- Innovative, intuitive and creative
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Songwriting and composition
- Fast learner
- Detail-oriented

HIGHLIGHTS OF EXPERIENCE:
- Performed professionally in over 50 shows on stages across Canada, U.S. and India
- Performed with celebrity artists like Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Ash King, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, and Shankar Mahadevan
- Worked with producer Larry Klein in a recording project
- Invited by Grammy award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Laura Sullivan to collaborate, and sang in one of her projects
- Performed as the headliner for Panorama India's India Day Parade in 2015 at Yonge-Dundas Square, as well as the opening act for singers Kailash
Kher and Alka Yagnik in Brampton
- Participated in "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa", an Indian TV reality show similar to Canadian Idol
- Sang the theme track of Bollywood movie "Wedding Anniversary" alongside Ustad Rashid Khan, as well as of an Indo-Canadian movie called
"Surkhaab"

ORIGINAL SONGS:
- Aug 2019, released debut single "Candour":
https://soundcloud.com/shirshamusic/candour

- Sept 2019, released 2nd single "Mirror":
https://soundcloud.com/shirshamusic/mirror

YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1MWTaaagzZRLXBUOnu6Dw
- over 250,000 views
- received appreciation and praise for Evil Angel cover (45,000+ views), from original band's lead singer!
- many videos of live performances in various kinds of stage settings

GOOGLE PLUS:
https://plus.google.com/102877375734450180007/posts
- over 400,000 views

INSTAGRAM:
instagram.com/shirshamusic

FACEBOOK:
facebook.com/shirshamusic

Dancing

Dancing ability

Beginner


Dance styles
  • Bollywood

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