Jolly Das... contestant of Indian Idol 2 who suffered from chicken pox last year has got a direct entry in the Gala of Indian Idol 3.
Name: Jolly Das Date of Birth: November 8, 1980
Place of Birth: Konnagar, West Bengal
Currently Residing in: Kolkata Education: Graduate in Music from Rabindra Bharati University
Family: Father, Mother & younger Brother
Jolly Das describes herself as a natural singer. She does not come from a musical family, like many other Indian Idol contestants.
She is the first-generation singer of her family and the two voices that enticed her towards singing are that of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.
Since childhood, Jolly loved to listen to the songs of these two great icons and sing along. This way, she was nurturing a voice along with the dream of becoming a famous singer some day.
After her performance on the school stage at the age of ten, Jolly was fully engrossed in music to the extent that even her studies started getting affected. Seeing her passion and love for music, her parents decided to allow her to pursue studies in music from the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata from where she has graduated in music.
A self-confessed movie and television buff, Jolly also likes spending her time reading thriller novels. A very soft-hearted and soft-spoken person, Jolly idolises Lataji and admires the way she conveys each and every emotion through her songs without really saying much in person.
Indian Idol, for Jolly, is a boat that will take her to the other side of the river where success and fame await.
Jolly Das' favourite song is: Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayee from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.