Ashis started learning tabla under the guidance of his father Shri Tapan Paul at the tender age of five. Later he took lessons from Pandit Samir Chatterjee and Pandit Debnath Chakraborty. For more than last 30 years he is under the able guidance of none other than Pandit Anindo Chatterjee,the tabla wizard.
Ashis performs all over the world as a soloist and also as an accompanist with different top ranking musicians of our country in different famous music conferences. He has performed with musicians like Late Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pt. Manilal Nag, Pt. Partha Chatterjee, Pt. Partho Sarothy, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Pt. Purbayan Chatterjee, Vidushi Kala Ramnath, Pt. Rajendra Gangani, to name a few. He has the rare honour of performing at the Sydney Opera House.