Rituparna, from Delhi, India, is an accomplished vocalist and performer in a variety of genres. She founded Ragini School of Music upon moving to Austin in 2017.
Rituparna did her studies from the famous Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan – the abode of Guru Rabindranath Tagore. This further accentuated her tryst with Bengali and Indian culture and music, and is reflected in many of her performances.
In Delhi, Rituparna performed in various music events across venues like Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi Islamic Center, India Habitat Center, Muktodhara, Cyber Hub, Sri Ram Center of Performing Arts to name a few prominent ones. Rituparna is the lead vocalist of the band “Roots” which specializes in Indian Folk songs from different states. She formed a band of her own named “Wrong Pencil” and performed in Delhi and other cities. Through these endeavors, she diversified in Hindustani music, mainly in the Folk and Semi Classical genres.
Although her first love is music, Rituparna is an established stage actor. She was the lead actor of a Bengali play “Shesh Rokkha”, a modern adaptation of Tagore’s play. This play was staged several times in cities across India – Delhi’s Kamani Auditorium to Kolkata’s Academy of Fine Arts.
In the US, Rituparna is a well-known solo performer. She is the lead vocalist of Austin-based band The B-Hive, and has also performed independently in a number of states around the country, from Detroit to Florida to New York and Kansas, including many more.
Rituparna teaches Hindustani classical music, in addition to folk, Bollywood, and other semiclassical styles of vocal music.