Kamalini is one of the leading exponents of Rabindranath Tagore’s songs, known in India and Bangladesh as “Rabindra Sangeet”. She has been trained from an early age at Dakshinee, a leading Rabindrasangeet academy in Kolkata, India.
Over the last 11 years she has performed extensively in India, US, Canada, and Bangladesh, and has been a regular face on Bengali television in India, Bangladesh, and the Bengali diaspora across the globe, including the US. In 2013 she went to Mauritius on a mission to teach and spread Tagore’s music in that country on a joint initiative between the Govt. of Mauritius and UNESCO, in commemoration of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary. She has given a solo concert for the President of India, Sri Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Indian Presidential Palace) in 2015. She has had solo and group performances at the North American Bengali Conferences (NABC) in 2013 in Toronto, and in 2016 in New York City. She sang for the 2005 movie Nishijapon, directed by Sandip Ray.
Kamalini has 12 albums with one of the leading music labels in India, Saregama, 7 of them solo. This includes a prestigious “Best of Kamalini” collection.
A student of South Point school, Kolkata, Kamalini completed her Bachelor’s in English Literature from Jadavpur University, India with a gold medal in 2001. She then won the (Bill) Gates Cambridge Scholarship and went to St John’s College, Cambridge, UK for a master’s degree. On completing her degree, she spent a year in Collegio Ghislieri, University of Pavia, Italy on an exchange program with St. John’s College.
She aspires to take Tagore’s music to a wider international audience, cutting across generations and geographical boundaries.
She currently divides her time between Kolkata and San Francisco.