Her melodious voice playing with musical notes has been enchanting
music lovers since she started humming. With elegant beauty and the
voice of a nightingale she is unique among today's Indian singers.
She is the only lady Ghazal singer from India today, whose
performances across the globe continue to enthrall her fans world-wide.
Ghazal is her favorite genre and it lives deep within her. WBRi
correspondent Barshali Banerjee caught up with lovely Janiva Roy at a recent concert and chatted with her about her music, films and more.
From Rumpa Roy to Janiva Roy how did the journey mold your life?
is God who bestowed his blessings on me. Since just 12 years of age I
have been performing in stage with my parents Bapi Roy and Shikha Roy.
While performing in stage one day a Father of a renowned Church was
present there over and mesmerized by my performance. After that he
called me and gifted me with the lovely name Janiva, which was inspired
from the small and wonderful city Geneva. I think it is his blessing to
me that made the world to know a little person like me that I consider.
Being a Bengali yourself and trained in Indian classical music,
Rabindrasangeet and other Bengali modern melody, how did you feel your
inclination for Ghazals?