Devaki Pandit ( born 6 March 1965) is an Indian classical singer.
With tune in her voice and appeal in her persona, Devaki Pandit has fostered her own one of a kind way of singing and has won numerous hearts through her charming exhibitions.
Brought into the world in a family with marvelous entertainers in her genealogy, Devaki Pandit was presented to a plenty of workmanship. According to sharing her modest starting points Devaki, “Excellence in music rises out of the aggregate, complete self-give up to the Swar. My excursion with music is to achieve that Beauty through Sadhana, practice. I comprehended this co-connection at early age as I was encircled by specialists artists, entertainers, creators who lived with this reality each second My maternal grandma Mangala Ranade and her sisters hailed from Goa and were eminent performers, vocalists.”
Devaki Pandit is a Disciple of Padma Vibhushan Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar and Padmashree Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki. Her Gayaki is accordingly impacted by her incredible masters and their remarkable tasteful way to deal with music. She was started into music by her mom Smt. Usha Pandit. She accepted her conventional preparation at 9 years old from Pt. Vasantrao Kulkarni. Later she likewise got direction under Pt Babanrao Haldankar of Agra gharana and Dr Arun Dravid, who is likewise a pupil of Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar. She Says “My mom Usha Pandit, my first Guru, likewise a pupil of Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, showed me the nuts and bolts of music however consistently tried personal over and over; whether I had the steadiness to stay devoted to an extraordinary, deep rooted responsibility with Music. This watchful and self-logical methodology helped me in my interest to get information from extraordinary unbelievable masters.”
Music is known to outperform all limits, and it was the same with Devaki Pandit. With preparing from the Agra Gharana, she began singing expertly by twelve years old when she recorded for a youngsters’ collection. With gaining the complexities from her mom and her masters, Devaki prospered as a cultivated artist. Her sharp sensibilities and excitement to accomplish flexibility drove her to sing different structures, for example, bhajans, ghazals, abhangas, melodies for films separated from Indian old style music.
She proceeded to team up with prestigious craftsmen like Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Ustad Rais Khan, Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Naushad, Jaidev, Jatin-Lalit, Ustad Zakir Hussain in the field of movies, TV, and live traditional exhibitions.
Awards and Recognitions
- Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarship – the only person to receive it twice consecutively
- 1986 – Maharashtra State Award for “Best Female Playback Singer” (Film : Ardhangi)
- 2001 and 2002 – Alpha Gaurav Puraskar
- 2002 – Maharashtra Government Award for “Best Female Playback Singer”
- 2002 – Mewati Gharana Award
- 2006 – Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Award