Sayantanee Dutt - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)



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Sayantanee DuttOriginally from Bhowanipore, Kolkata, Sayantanee Dutt lives in Fremont, CA with her  husband and son, balancing between a full time job as a computer software professional, being a mother of a 11 year old son and indulging in acivities following her passions. Of all the various roles she adorns as a woman - daughter, wife, mother, aunt - being a mother is closest to her heart.

Sayantanee holds two Masters degrees in economics and has studied at Presidency College, Kolkata; Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi and UC Santa Cruz, USA.

Her wide-ranging cultural interests and activities include Acting, Recitation, Singing as well as hosting radio shows and live events. Sayantanee is also a poet as you will hear above.

Sayantanee has acted in numerous plays in the San Francisco Bay Area, including:

·    Kenaram Becharam – played the role of Buri
·    Nohobot – played the role of Keya ( female lead )
·    Jodi Arekbar – played the role of Bonolata ( this play was staged twice in the Bay Area )  
·    Shonibar – Ma’er role
·    Ami Probhat Bolchi – played the role of Neepa  (female lead ,  this play was staged twice , here in Bay Area and in LA )
·    Ron – Ma’er role
·    Chotushkon by Bratyo Basu  - female lead
·    Robotona
·    Everyone loves a good Tsunami – a play in English

Sayantanee has participated in dance programs and recitation items during NABC 1999 and NABC 2009 which were held in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a regular MC of, and continues to participated  in dance dramas, recitation on stage at various Bengali cultural programs in the Bay Area. She regularly  hosts Paschimi’s "Robibarer Ashor" - an hour long Bengali radio aired lived every Sunday on Radio Zindagi.

When she finds some spare time even after all this, Sayantanee loves to sing Rabindrasangeet, which, she says, "gives me solace when I need it". She reads poems, mainly by Rabindranath Tagore and loves to recite poems which revolve around a “woman”. "But I am not a feminist", she adds.

Sayantanee's motto in life is “Ki paini, tar hishab milate, mono mor nohe raji”.

Sayantanee Dutt can be reached at sayantanee [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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