|Artist Birtday :||10/07/1987 (Age 31)|
|Born In :||Maslandapur,West Bengal,India|
|Genres :||Filmi, Indian Classical|
|Web Site :||facebook.com/antara.mitra.2013/|
Antara Mitra (born 10 July 1987) is an Indian singer. Mitra came to limelight when she became a contestant in the popular singing reality show Indian Idol 2 in 2006. Mitra become more well-known and got recognition after the release of her duets Gerua and Janam Janam with Arijit Singh. She also received significant amount of Indian media coverage for her singing of the Dilwale songs. Her Baby Jaan song from Bhaijaan Elo Re starring Bengali superstar Shakib Khan received an overwhelming response on YouTube, and created a record of becoming the fastest Bengali language video track to reach 1 million (10 Lac) views on Youtube .
Mitra is from Maslandapur, a small town in West Bengal, near Calcutta, India.Mitra grew up with music all around her: her father is a music teacher. Since the age of three, Mitra would sing along with other children who came to her home to learn from her father. Mitra started doing stage singing performances since the age of 6. Mitra was more inclined towards the singing of her aunt. Her aunt used to sing for All India Radio. She sung Bengali Folk songs during her growing up days. She exhibited a keen early interest in music, and her father supported her. She was accepted as a contestant at age 18 on a national TV show and competed admirably as a finalist in both that show and a successive similar show Junoon. At one time she considered studying medicine, but abandoned the idea in favour of pursuing a professional singing career.