Sidhartha Sankar Ray
singer, lyricist, composer and playback singer,
Siddhartha Ray (widely known as Sidhu) is an Indian singer, lyricist, composer and playback singer from Kolkata, West Bengal. He is one of the pioneers of the Bangla Rock genre. Prior to pursuing his career in music, Sidhu left his dream profession of being a doctor and formed the band Cactus, of which he is the front man. The band offered a new genre in Bengali music scene–a Bengali rock band. Songs like Holud Paakhi have become a household name. Sidhu also tried his luck at acting, presenting quiz shows as quiz master, presenter of musical game show, singer as soloist in many Bengali films. Since then he has gone on to compose, write lyrics and sing for his band. In 2013, he and his band made their debut in Tollywood (Bengali cinema), composing the songs for Nil Nirjane. They won the Mirchi Music Awards Bangla several times.