Kishore Das is undoubtedly a talented singer, with an abundance of skills and charisma. He has done songs for movies and television dramas. He has also performed on international platforms. In a recent interview with Star Showbiz, he delves deep into his life.
Could you tell us something about yourself?
I’m a singer, but I also compose music. I live and breathe music. To put it simply, music is the essence of my existence. It can be said that everything I do is somehow related to music.
When did you start singing, and what was your debut project?
I grew up with music. My parents were into music, so I can say that music is in my blood. I was simply born into it. I began practicing music from a very young age. However, I entered this scene professionally with the competition, Close Up-1: Tomakei Khujchhey Bangladesh in 2006. I secured the fifth place there. My first project was an album, titled Nikhoj Shongbad. It was released in 2007, under the banner of Gaanchill Music.
Who inspired you to pursue this career?
My father was the one who suggested that I should take part in Close Up-1 as he believed I could sing well. He is the reason I decided to take part in the program. My family also inspired me to pursue this career.
Did you ever want to be anything other than a singer?
I used to play cricket as a child. I had a dream of becoming a cricketer, but that dream remained unfulfilled as I went down the music line.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I can never really do something by planning ahead. I’m more of a spontaneous person. I don’t want to switch to any line other than music. I want to keep making good songs and some new compositions. That’s all.
What are the struggles that you have faced in your career?
Everyone has to struggle in every phase of their lives if they want to reach a certain position. In the music industry, we have to work very hard and put our all into songs if we want them to turn out well. I have worked with many renowned musicians, so I had to spend a lot of time with them and learn many things from them. I could say that the struggle was learning the ins and outs of music properly.
Do you have a favourite memory related to ‘Close Up-1’?
I have many. The concept that the public can know you within six months is quite amusing. After I was eliminated from the top five, I had a show in Cox’s Bazar. I was travelling there on a bus, and the supervisor suddenly announced over the microphone that I was in the bus, and asked me to sing for them.
Who is your favourite singer? If you could perform with anyone, who would it be?
My favourite singer is Kumar Bishwajit because he has always inspired me. I have been listening to his songs for a while now. He is a brilliant artist. I had a dream of working with him, and now I have fulfilled it. I worked with him on his solo album, in a film, and he has also worked with me on my album. I love his stage performances as well. If I could perform with anyone, it would be Bryan Adams.
Are there any upcoming projects that the readers should look forward to?
I will be releasing singles on this Eid. I hope the audience will like them.
Do you have any special message for the readers?
I would like to encourage them to keep listening to our songs. There’s a lot of work and effort behind every song we create. Some may take a very short time to make, while others may take months.
By Amina Hossain