Vidushi Shashikala Dani (Kannada: ವಿದೂಷಿ ಶಶಿಕಲಾ ದಾನಿ, Hindi: विदूषी शशिकला दानी) is an Indian Hindustani old style Jaltarang craftsman. She is one among the couple of artists and by and by the main All India Radio-reviewed female example of the Jaltarang. She is a multi-instrument craftsman with show and showing experience in Jaltarang, Harmonium, Sitar, Violin, Dilruba and Tabla. She is likewise an All India Radio-evaluated performer in the Gamaka class of Hindustani Light Music.
Shashikala procured a Bachelor of Arts and gotten comfortable Hubballi, where she wedded Shri Arun Dani, child of columnist T.S.R. Awardee Lt. Shri Surendra Dani. They have a child together, the performer Sugnan Dani. In the wake of working at the State Bank of Mysore for a very long time, she is currently perceived as a striking Jaltarang craftsman, endeavoring hard to safeguard, create, and advance this exceptional instrument.
Especially intrigued by Jal tarang, she chose to commit and foster her traditional music vocation with an emphasis on this instrument.
After much trial and error with the Jaltarang, Shashikala has guzzled both “Gayaki and Tantrakari angs” in her playing style. She is prepared in the Gwalior gharana school of Hindustani Classical Music under her dad and Guru Pt. D. R. Warang. She has additionally fostered different styles throughout the long term. Her specialty is “Layakari”.
She is by and by associated with coaching youthful and energetic melodic gifts at her foundation, Swara Naada Sangeeta Vidyalaya.
Awards and recognitions
- “Kitturu Rani Chennamma” Award by Government Of Karnataka – 2021
- “Karnataka Kalashri” Award by Government Of Karnataka – 2020
- “B Grade” in Gamaka (Hindustani Light Music) by Prasar Bharti – All India Radio – 2018
- “B-High Grade” in Jaltarang by Prasar Bharti – All India Radio – 2002
- “Gāyana Gangā” Life-Achievement Award by Padma-Vibhushan Dr.Gangubai Hangal – 2009
- First at National-Level Inter-Bank Music Competition held in Chennai – 1991
- Selected twice for scholarship by Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy – 1982, 1985