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 lifelong 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 she 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
Music Composer and Sound Studio category 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. In 2022,
she was recognized as one of the BAFTA Breakthrough Artists for India. Recent work includes
two highly-rated series, Jubilee (2023), and The Jengaburu Curse (2023). She recently won 2 Filmfare awards for best score for Sacred Games and Jubilee. She was also nominated for Filmfare for her score in the film "Three of Us".
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