Ghazal Singer

"Ghazal Singer" Janiva Roy is a reputed, devoted, emotional actress and a very unique playback & Ghazal singer of the entertainment world. Though Janiva Roy is her showbiz name, her real name is Rumpa Roy. Born & brought up at Kolkata, West Bengal, she is very passionate about singing & music activities right from her childhood. Janiva spends all her time listening the unforgettable songs of the legendary melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. Janiva started singing at the age of 8 years under the guidance of her parents Shika and Bapi Roy, who are also well established singers of Kolkata

After completion of her high school and college education, Janiva involved herself seriously in the  world of singing and slowly was attracted towards Ghazal singing. Day by day she kept listening to emotional and meaningful Ghazals from Rajendra Neena Mehta, Bhupinder Mitalee Singh etc. Janiva, whose role model is Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, has performed some successful Ghazal shows on the national and International level and after getting bumper response in ghazal singing, Janiva wanted to establish herself as the female Jagjit Singh in the gallery of ghazal singing. She has performed several shows in Russia, Singapore, Bangkok, Dhaka, Mauritius, Dubai, Hong Kong and many other countries.

Her passion for singing has been purely expressive of romanticism of life, a venture that has created a parallel path which along with her professional inclination.  Janiva Roy has fresh (Khanakdaar) voice which is uniquely deferent. She chooses Sufi, romantic style of singing because she believes in normal living which has its own accidental moments.

As a play back singer, Janiva Roy rendered her first play back song for Bengali film MALA BADOL  under the music direction of Abir Mukharjee, and continued doing playback singing  for films like :- AMADER JANONI, BONDU PRIYA , BODHU HOLO BAIGI,BHUMI PUTRA,TAPASYA, RATVOR, PARTNER, MR. FANTOSH, LOVE STORY etc.

Janiva’s voice has always been a craze in music albums where she has rendered all style of songs for music albums like SAJNI TUMSE JO PYAR  HO GAYA, SUN KUDIYE. Her other released music albums are SHOPNEY TUMI , PREM, PRIYA TUMI, SHOPNER THIKANA (Bengali) etc. She has also released devotional albums titled JAI BABA LOKNATH, JAI MATA DI, HE KRISHNA, MAA TARA. Her latest album AHSAAS PYAR KA has proved that she is a good romantic ghazal singer. Now Janiva has sung 8 ghazals in an album called SOCHTE–SOCHTE, which has lyrics by Naqsh Lyallppuri and music by Ali Gani.  Rajan Layallppuri is the director of the music video.

Trained singer
Janiva Roy’s talent was groomed and polished by her mentors like Shipra Basu, Md. Nasir Khan, Ustad Maskoor Khan etc  and after basic training she  learnt ghazal singing from Shri Om Prakash Bindre. She has also done many shows with him in her primary
stage. Janiva has deep knowledge of Hindustani, Ravindra sangeet and classical music.

Music Concert and Performance     
Janiva Roy has performed at several national and International shows and has shared the stage with Shahrukh Khan, Mithun Chakrabarty, Shabbir Kumar, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Sudhesh Bhosle, Babul Supriyo, Rup Kumar Rathod and other well known singers and celebrities.  Though Janiva Roy admires Lata Mangeshkar, she also has a very soft corner for another legendary singer Asha Bhosle and sings the memorial songs of hers in some of her stage shows, especially the Ghazal numbers from her films.

Janiva Roy has great respect for legendary music directors like Naushad. Madan Mohan, Khayyam, Shankar Jai Kishan, R D Burman and Laxmi Kant- Pyarelal and is very keen to sing under the music direction of A R Rehman, Playback singing is her love but ghazal gayaki is the real aim of Janiva’s life.

Singer -actress      
Janiva Roy has depth, expressive guts equally as a singer as well as actress. Her beautiful eyes and approach are playing a big role of her dual personality. Janiva Roy started her carrier as an actress singer with her debut film MALA BADOL(Bengali) directed by Raj Mukherjee opposite actor Prasanjeet . Probably she is the third actress in Bengal after Geeta Dutt and Kanan Devi who were not only actresses, but also playback singers. The whole of Bengal liked the film and appreciated her performance as an actress and a playback singer. After doing SWAPNO DAKHAR SHESHE BANGAL, GHATI, CHINGRI LLISH, MARA TUKARE MAYENOMIRU (Santhali Film) Janiva Roy is now ready to prove herself as singer actress in Bollywood with an emotional love story based Hindi film shortly.

She is a very big fan of Meena Kumari, Madhu Bala and Vahida Rehman and wants to tag on to their footsteps along with a new method and a modern style of approach of films. Janiva Roy is keen on working with directors like Raj Kumar Santoshi, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar and Milan Lutharia.  Janiva Roy is also very creative and has written several stories for the films and short films besides scripted for a documentary. She has written story for CHINGRU LLISH, AMAR GAAN (Bengali) and MERI GHAZAL (Hindi feature film).

According to Janiva Roy- “ I am interested to conceive poetic films like MERE MEHBOOB, ARZOO, PALKI, KAJAL, GHAZAL, MAIN TULSI TERE AANGAN KI and PAKEEZAH, because I have always loved the golden era of 70’s unforgettable films, right from my childhood” .






New Ghazal Album Launched (Mumbai, Delhi And Kolkata)
Sang Dil - (Singer Roop Kumar Rathor , Janiva Roy And Javed Ali)
Sochte Sochte - (Singer Janiva Roy. Music Ali Ghani. And Poet Naqsh Leyal Puri.)
Muntazir, Ahatope Will Be Launched.

Films With Playback Will Be Launched
E Shudhu Amar Gaan, Khushbu, Meri Ghazal.
Janiva Roy Sang To This Films . And She Is Heroin Of This Films. Her Two Bengali Albums Will Be Launched. Very Soon Her Arabi Album Will Be Launched In Dubai.
She Has Done Many Ghazal Shows In Abroad And Wholl India.
Russia, Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Hongkong, Mauritius, Israyel, Malaysia. Etc