Priyanka Bhattacharya hometown is Banaras. She’sfrom a middle class Bengali family. She started singing when She was 6 years old. Her parents have always been supportive of her career choice, as they were also into music, though not professionally. Her father, Sri Atanu Kumar Bhattacharya plays tabla and he initiated her into music. she then started learning classical music from respected Pandit Devashish Dey. Her first big moment was when she won the prestigious AIR Vocal Music Competition when she was in 12th standard. In the meanwhile, She completed the six-year course of Hindustani Classical Vocal music (Prabhakar) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. Then She got into Banaras Hindu University for her Bachelors in Music from the renowned Faculty of Performing Arts. During my graduation days, one day She got a call from Gajendra Singh, the creator of the famous music reality show, ‘SaReGaMaPa’ on Zee TV for ‘Challenge 2005’ edition of the show. Her parents were really thrilled about that. She was very nervous during the entire process of audition… but eventually got selected in Adesh Srivastav’s gharana. She came to Mumbai for the first time.It was like a dream.She had mixed feelings because this was the first time She had stepped out of her hometown all by herself.