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Unnati [India]

ARTIST: Unnati


TAGS: Indian Classical, Indian Folk, Thumri, Spiritual, Sufiana, Bhajan, Ghazal, Bollywood, Jazz

BIO: Unnati literally means “prosperity” in Hindi. Unnati’s first public performance was at the tender age of 4 years old in front of an audience of 3,000 people singing for Janmashtami (Krishna’s Birthday). Unnati grew up performing and training with her father, Indian Classical vocalist Nitai Dasgupta. Unnati released her first album with sister Preeti in India. The album titled, “Vishwa – The Universe of Music” had a 6 City India tour of Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore & Coorg. In 2005, Unnati was one of six semi finalists of the Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes Jazz World heat and her track “Baarish Mein – In the Rain” released on “The Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes of 2005” compilation album.

Unnati has since performed at prestigious venues globally including the Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Mexico’s Cervantino Festival, Boubou’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai.

Some highlights for Unnati have been the Attenborough family inviting Unnati to perform at Westminster Abbey for Sir Richard Attenborough’s Memorial Service. Unnati sang “Raghupati Raaghav” one of Gandhi’s favourite bhajans (spiritual song) which was in the Film “Gandhi” directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Ben Kingsley reciting a poem at the altar and Unnati sang from the organ loft overlooking the crowd of 2000 celebrity guests singing the bhajan with her tanpura acoustically. Ahead of her solo album release, DJ Ravin choose “Teri Yaad Aati Hain” (from Unnati’s forthcoming album, Indigo Soul) to be featured on CD 1 of Buddha Bar’s 10 CD Compilation album “The Ultimate Experience”. Over Christmas, Unnati’s voice features in a sound installation at the V&A Museum until the new year in London at the pillars leading into the South Asian Gallery.

Unnati’s musical has an international crossover sound featuring elements of Indian Classical, Spiritual (sufianna & bhajan) & Jazz reflecting Unnati’s versatile music background bring raised in London but to an Indian Classical mentor and father. Unnati’s desire is to create her own international mainstream sound which is not of one distinct genre. Unnati is releasing her debut solo album, “Indigo Soul” in 2018.


Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Cadogan Hall, London, UK
Southbank Centre, London, UK
Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, UK
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India
Boubou’s Music Festival, Saint Barthelemy, Caribbean Islands
Cervantino Festival tour, Mexico
India tour, India


“The congregation listened in rapt silence to Dasgupta’s mellifluous rendering of Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram. Her singing floated through the Abbey whose stained glass windows were lit up brightly on a sunny morning…” (The Telegraph, India)

“Unnati is a shining example of talent, perseverance and the power of tradition” (Viram Jasani, Asian Music Circuit, UK)


– “Indigo Soul” (debut solo album, to be released in 2018)


Indigo Soul: “Teri Yaad Aati Hain” new single trailer, taken from Unnati’s solo debut album, “Indigo Soul”

Indigo Soul: “Teri Yaad Aati Hain” (Behind the Scenes)

Indigo Soul: “Desh Rain” live at Alchemy Festival, London, UK (15may2015)

Indian Folk: “Kesariya Balam” live at London Latin Jazz Festival, London, UK (01oct2016)

Sufiana / Ghazal: “Maye Ni Main Kinu Akhan” live at Seven Arts, Leeds, UK (10mar2016)

Spiritual: “Prabhuji Daya Karo” live at Mind Body Soul Experience, London, UK (2014)

Bollywood: “Jiya Re” live at Compass Theatre, London, UK (April 2015)

Jazz Classics: “The Look of Love” (2015)