autobiography

Everything on this website is written by me, and I don't refer to myself in the third person.

 

Parts of this website are password protected for copyright reasons and also to provide security to ideas, views, and artists, since owing to my international nature I contradictorily have to limit my freedom of expression.

 

That does not however change any of my beliefs, particularly those concerning basic human rights.

 

You may request the password via the contact form on the contact page.

About me:

I was born near Kolkata, India with the name Shreya Chatterjee and changed it when I turned 21. I call myself Shreya Tanisha because Tanisha is my 'daak naam,' a name given to all Bengalis, which is like a nickname, but not legalised. 

 

I decided to replace my last name with it because my last name is an indicator of the caste system, which I am vehemently against. I was raised to respect all religions, within reason, and personally I am agnostic. 

Shreya Tanisha is now my stage and screen name.

 

When I was a one-year-old I lived in Kolkata, India and various other cities in West Bengal, until moving to New Delhi where I began my education. When I was four years old, my family moved to Singapore, and then when I was ten we moved to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. When I turned twelve we moved to The Netherlands, near The Hague, to a town called Wassenaar, and after a few years, I decided to go to a boarding school in Wales, Llantwit Major. I subsequently lived in London and Edinburgh, for University, moving back and forth between the two. After graduating, I spent some time back in India, and then returned to London for my postgraduate degree and lived there, in Wimbledon, for the following years and eventually moved to Virginia Water, Surrey. I also spent some of my time in Cambridge. 

As of 2022 I live between Doha, Qatar, various cities in India, and the United Kingdom, predominantly London.

 

Since I've lived in and traveled to various different places I don't think of one place as home. I have always felt like a nomad and believe in being a global citizen, which some may consider a utopian aspiration in today's world.

 

I'm an artist.