Pappa’s girl Oli is the cutest voice ever on the mic
Alva Mitra Kundu
22nd May 2014
Raiganj, West Bengal
Proudly says ‘imd1’ for
Music – Singing
Some people develop talent in their growing years while some incept it since birth. Samriddhi Kundu, who is known by her stage name as Oli has enlightened her inborn talent just when she was 3 months old, when most of us couldn’t even utter a voice. Belonging to the land of ancient artistic history i.e. Bengal, this 5-year-old has reached great heights with her soulful & melodious voice. Backed by the strongest pillars i.e. her parents who shared a clip of Oli on a WhatsApp status and today her voice is been loved by 80 million+ people all across the globe. Oli truly deserves the recognition and fame a singer must achieve.
Team imd1 appreciates the great efforts made by Oli’s parents in recognizing and pushing their daughter’s career in the field of Music.
We are really keen to know; how did your journey begin? What was that moment when you discovered that you want to become a Singer?
Oli:I don’t have any idea...
Know me Beyond Singing
Do what you love, love what you do
Alia Bhatt, Arijit Singh
I draw inspirations from
Food I Love
Fried rice with Chicken Manchurian
Food I Don't Like
Had I not been a Singer then…
Like Vacations at
Anywhere with Maa and Baba
Favorite Pass time
Watching cartoons, drawing and singing
Favorite Movies / Series
Love you Zindagi
Favorite Actor / Actress
Oli’s Parent: Deblina Biswas , a friend of mine saw Oli's music video clip on a WhatsApp status on 2017. She forwarded that to his friend Shirshendu Bagchi who happens to be the owner of SS music studio. He wanted to record a song with Oli, but she was too small for that. Again, Shirshendu approached for recording recently and this is how the journey began.
What were the hardships/hurdles you’ve encountered and how did you overcome them in your journey?
Oli: only enjoyment.
Oli’s Parent: In the beginning, grandparents didn't like this but as the flow of good wishes and blessings began, all gave permission.
Who has been your influencer in this journey & how?
Oli: Actually I am crazy for Alia Bhatt. I want to be like her.
Oli’s Parent: Oli's mom used to sing, but it stopped due to the flow of life. Somewhere she wants to fullfil all her dreams through Oli.
Tell us something about your Guru?
Oli: To me, my Guru is Goddess Durga.
Oli’s Parent: Basically, she started her journey of music with her mother. Now she has started taking lessons from Kasturi Sen. YouTube is also a Guru for her.
Do you think Singing and its learnings can be helpful in life even if one does not want to consider it as a career?
Oli’s Parent: Obviously, music is the best medicine and also your best friend. Hence, it is always helpful.
What are the pre-coaching essentials e.g. Right age, mindset or any other?
Oli’s Parent: Coaching never needed a particular age. But if anyone has interest on anything then s/he should take that seriously. As per Oli's pre coaching mind set- she loves music, she never takes lessons in any particular way. She sings while writing, drawing, etc.
How has technology transformed the world of Music?
Oli’s Parent: Technology has brought many scopes for learners and we have many platforms to showcase our talent.
What according to you is scope of Singers in India?
Oli’s Parent: Now days there are so many ways to showcase our own talent. But there are also many competitors, so we have to start every day from the beginning.
If you were to bring one big change in the way people get trained in Singing, what would that be?
Oli’s Parent: To change everyone‘s mind set because we must have to respect every genre of music.
Your piece of advice to parents who are skeptical about their children taking up a career in any co-curricular activities?
Oli’s Parent: Education is necessary but now days there are so many ways to highlight kids’ in extracurricular activities also. If guardians take them seriously from the beginning, it can be easier for children to survive in this competitive world.
Your piece of advice to the youth of our country?
Oli’s Parent: Live each day with full of dreams and hope.
What is your success mantra?
Oli’s Parent: "Love You Zindagi”. Love your life and life will love you back.
What was your thought behind encouraging your kid to take up Singing as a professional career (for parents)?
Oli’s Parent: We wanted to see our child happy and depression free. As she likes singing and she should take it as profession if she wants.
Which was “that” moment when you considered yourself as “I Am The 1”?
Oli’s Parent: Till this moment, everything is like a dream for her. So the ‘I Am The 1” moment did not happen in her life yet
Any other thoughts you want to share?
Just feel blessed with every one's blessings across the world. It reminds us that humanity is not died yet. Youth will surely make the world pure again