Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya is a contemporary Rabindrasangeet singer widely hailed in both her native Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
She has traveled extensively and has cut numerous albums in many countries, most notably in Bangladesh and India . She also opened Shurer dhara, a school for learning music in Dhaka.
In 2002 she was awarded the first Ananda Sangeet Puroshkar for being the best female Rabindra Sangeet artist, a feat she repeated the following year. She currently holds a faculty position in the Department of Theater and Music at the University of Dhaka.
Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya recently sang in a movie directed by Ritu Parna Ghosh. In an interview with VOA Bangla Service Bannaya talks about her role in the film.