Rajrupa Chowdhury was born in Kolkata, India. She took up the sarod at the tender age of five at the Ustad Ameer Khan School of Instrumental Music, under the guidance of Pranab Naha. She has taken talim from Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy and from Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury. In 2006, Ms. Chowdhury placed first class in her Masters in Instrumental Music from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Since then she has been taking advanced talim from Professor Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay, who has been influential in the formation of her own style of music.
Ms. Chowdhury has performed at various concerts and competitions in India, such as: Salt Lake Music Festival, Kolkata (2010); Maitraiyee Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata (2009); Sutanoti Parisad Concert, Kolkata (2005); Protiva Utsab organized by EZCC (2003); Bishwa Banga Shammelan at Yuva Bharti Krirangan, Kolkata (2001); India Habitat Centre (2001); All India Radio Music Competition (2001); and Dover Lane Music Competition, Kolkata, (1999). She is the proud recipient of awards such as the ITC-SRA Promising Artist Award, the National Scholarship for Senior Students of Indian Classical Music, and Distinction for Sangeet Bhushan by Sangeet Parisad.
Ms. Chowdhury has also performed at the Bengal ITC-SRA Classical Music Festival in Dhaka, the Chhayanaut Suddha Sangeet Sammelan in Dhaka, and in “A Tribute to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan,” organized by Chhayanaut in 2009. She has performed on several occasions at Bengal Shilpalaya, Bengal Art Lounge and Shadhona, Dhaka.
Internationally, Rajrupa Chowdhury has performed in the USA, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was the youngest sarod player to perform at the North American Bengali Conference held at New York, USA in 1995.