London born Ranjana has always felt a strong passion and curiosity about her South Asian roots. She has expressed her love of this culture through several years of training in North Indian singing, whilst immersing herself in the life and sounds of contemporary Britain. After seeing her favourite singer perform in London, Ranjana entered a new chapter of her life by starting a new phase of training with acclaimed vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty in Kolkata, India(2000).

She has been working on the Big Big Sing Project, led by Stephen Deazley and Eugene Skeef for the Commonwealth Games. More info on http://www.bigbigsing.org/start-singing/songbook/hansadhwani-tarana/

2012 saw the launch of a new sound called Open Souls with Jason Singh (Sound artist/beatboxer)Seb Rochford (drummer/producer).The music is a soundscape, driving improvised rhythms using Indian classical compositions and contemporary music as its inspiration. Performances have included the Exhibition Road festival and The London Jazz Festival (Queen Elizabeth Hall). They're latest free single available to download on here.

Ranjana created her debut  EP, "Awakening" with Jesse Bannister and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar in 2011. They have created a sound that juxtaposes the beauty of sacred Indian vocal music with dynamic yet sensitive arrangements. She has been playing this material with some of the UK's leading musicians-Nick Ramm on keys, Liran Donin on bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums at festivals and venues including the Vortex, Greenbelt festival, Norwich Arts Centre and Dean Clough.

Ranjana performed in Nitin Sawhney and Akram Khan’s Svapnagata festival, and has performed and presented two concerts at the Barbican. Ranjana was part of Arohan Ahead - funded and supported by the Cultural Leadership Program and Sampad, which aim to develop and support emerging leaders in the cultural sector.

Ranjana was privileged to perform in "Opera Shots" - an experimental piece commissioned by the Royal Opera House and composed by Nitin Sawhney in 2010.

Ranjana also featured on the soundtrack to the feature film "Life Goes On", directed by Sangeeta Datta with music by Soumik Datta.

She has been performing and teaching the basics of Indian vocal music to various organisations around the country under the auspices of her own organisation Antara Arts. Ranjana also spent five years as an education project manager at the LSO.


She has worked as both an artist and educator for organisations across the UK, including the  Southbank Centre,City of London Festival, the British Museum, Serious International Music Producers and Dulwich Picture Gallery. 

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"Ranjana Ghatak was excellent…" Suresh Menon, Pulse Magazine.


"Her voice is clean and crisp and she delivers her notes with confidence.  Her rendering of the songs demonstrates a substantial amount of training in Indian classical technique. The texture of her voice has a raw quality which gives the album a folk feel as well. " Pulseconnects

"It is not hard to see why Ghatak’s music is becoming so popular." Concrete Online


"Rising artist Ranjana Ghatak,....  Shrutinandan specialises in the fine art of transforming young talent into professional artists! This is one vocalist to watch out for in the coming years!" confluence.org.uk