Alokananda Dasgupta is a composer based in Mumbai, India. She is the daughter of the poet and filmmaker, Buddhadeb Dasgupta. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in English Literature from St. Xavier's College. She was working on her Masters in English Literature at Calcutta University when she decided to pursue her life-long passion for music in Toronto, where she received a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Theory and Composition at York University, where she also has guest-lectured.

Alokananda gravitated naturally towards music composition for films. Her appreciation for a diverse range of music has led her to work in National award-winning Marathi films like Shala and Fandry and was one of five selected for the Mumbai Composers Lab for 2013. She received the Prabhat Purashkar and the Sanksriti Kala Darshan awards for the best background score in 2012 and 2014. Her work on her father's films includes Anwar Ki Ajeeb Kissa, Tope, and Urojahaj,
among others. In 2016 Alokananda was invited to Berlin to attend the Berlinale Talents under the category of Music Composer and Sound Studio and provided music and songs for the feature film Trapped. She then went on to score the Netflix Original Series Sacred Games 1 and 2, in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In 2020, Alokananda composed the music for AK vs. AK and was the winner of the 2020 Filmfare for Best Background Music (Series) for Sacred Games 2, which was also nominated for an Emmy for Best International Series.

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