ARTIST - FOLK & LIGHT MUSIC SINGER [BIHAR, INDIA]
Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan is an accomplished folk singer of India specially in Bihar. She has an excellent command over folk music. Moreover, she excels in Bhojpuri and Maithili
singing along with classical music, semi-classical (Thumri,Dadra), Light Music (Ghazal) as well. She can sing equallywell in various other regional dialects like Angika, Bajjika and Magahi.
Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan has in course of time emerged as a versatile genius. Her understanding of the craft combined with the melody of her voice and attractive personality makes her an endearing artist. She is popular for her folk songs like Sohar - performed during childbirth, Sumangali - associated with wedding, Ropnigeet - performed during the season of sowing paddy, Katnigeet - performed during the paddy harvesting season, Purbi, Fagua- Holi festival song,Ghato-Chaita & Chaiti is very popular in the month of Chait (Hindi calendar), Bidesia by Bhikhari Thakur (favourite of all), Birha, Kajari, Pachra, Jhumar, Jatsari, Aalah, Nirgun, Samdaun and traditional war songs called Beer Kunwar.
No wonder, Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan has won several awards and laurels like Mauritius Samman awarded by the
President of Mauritius (2013),Yuwa Vindhyawasni Samman awarded by Chief Minister Of Bihar- Nitish Kumar (2013)
Surshree Award, Mumbai (2015), Muscat Bhojpuri Award- Oman (2014), to name only a few and has become a
celebrity. She also has been the Brand Ambassador of Vrindaha Tourism of Kodarma, Jharkhand.
In India, “Champaran Ki Beti” Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan is performing regularly in solo concerts organised by Govt. Of Bihar (at National and International stage), Govt. of Jharkhand and many other prestigious organizations. Apart from her solo performances she has shared the stage with stalwarts of the music world like Ustad Ghulam Ali, Anoop Jalota, Rabindra Jain, Hariharan, Ahmad Hussain-Mohammad Hussain, Bhupendra, Sharda Sinha & Chandan Das.
Today we are experiencing the contradicting face in the changing sphere of Bhojpuri song culture , she is one of the finest folk singer who is representing the Bihar’s folk cultural heritage in its true format the National and International level, in a very effective manner with purity and honesty. We can see her devotion towards The Culture of Bihar and Jharkhand from 20 years.
Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan also established "Sur Sangam Kala Sansthan" and "Nootan Nritya Sangeet Mahavidyalaya" in Bihar, in which thousands of students are learning the thread of music, establishing themselves as a good performer in the field of vocalist,instrumentalist, dancer etc.
She has been the Member of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Executive Member in Sangeet Natak Aacademy, Govt. of Bihar. Now, she is the
Member of Sangeet Natak Academy under Ministry of Culture,Govt. of India.
We can see her utmost dedication to represent “True Culture Of Bihar” to the masses and navigate them towards “Cultural Solidarity”.Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan is sharing love for Cultural
Heritage through her music and bringing happiness to all.