Unnati literally means “prosperity” in Hindi. Unnati’s first public performance was at the tender age of 4 years old in front of an audience of 3,000 people. Unnati grew up performing and training with her father, Indian Classical vocalist Nitai Dasgupta (learnt from Ustad Amir Khan).
Unnati released her first album with sister Preeti in India. The album titled, “Vishwa – The Universe of Music” had a successful 6 City India tour of Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore & Coorg.
In 2005, Unnati was one of six semi-finalists of the Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes Jazz World heat and her track “Baarish Mein – In the Rain” released on "The Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes of 2005" compilation album.
Unnati has since performed at prestigious venues globally including; The Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Mexico’s Cervantino Festival, Boubou’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai and Pizza Express Jazz Club in London.
Some highlights for Unnati have been the Attenborough family inviting Unnati to perform at Westminster Abbey for Sir Richard Attenborough’s Memorial Service. Unnati sang “Raghupati Raaghav” one of Gandhi’s favourite bhajans (spiritual song) from the Film “Gandhi” directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Ben Kingsley recited a poem at the altar and Unnati sang from the organ loft overlooking the crowd of 2000 celebrity guests singing with her Tanpura acoustically.
Ahead of her solo album release, DJ Ravin choose “Teri Yaad Aati Hain” (from Unnati’s forthcoming album, Indigo Soul) is featured on CD 1 of Buddha Bar’s 10 CD Compilation album “The Ultimate Experience”.
In Christmas 2017, Unnati’s voice featured in a sound installation at the V&A Museum until the new-year in London at the pillars leading into the South Asian Gallery.
Unnati’s musical has an international crossover sound featuring elements of Indian Classical, Spiritual (sufianna & bhajan), Folk & Jazz reflecting Unnati’s versatile music background bring raised in London but to a Bengali Indian Classical vocalist mentor and father. Unnati’s desire is to create her own International mainstream sound which is not of one distinct genre. Unnati is releasing her debut solo album, “Indigo Soul” in 2019.