I was born in a family that has been associated with the technical field of engineering for many generations. However both sides of my family have a musical ear which I seem to have inherited. Although none of them got the chance to undertake formal training in music from a Guru, they all are great 'Kaansens' (connoisseurs) of music. I lost my father, quite early in life, to cancer. However my mother has been a pillar of strength and a constant source of support and encouragement for me.

My musical journey began quite early in life when I was barely in kinder-garden! My aunt had gifted me a toy harmonium on which I would play the national anthem and other nursery rhymes. Observing it the way I used to play the harmonium, my mother realized that I have been blessed with a fairly good musical talent. Very soon, I started leaning light music from Ms. Medha Gandhe who used to come home to teach my sister. Before I knew it, I gave my debut programme when I was a little short of seven years of age! A series of rave reviews followed and I was being hailed as a child prodigy!

This paved the way for a formal training in classical music from veteran Guru of Gwalior gharana - Pt. Gangadharbua Pimpalkhare, (a disciple of Pt. Vinayakbua Patwardhan). It was in those eight years of rigorous training that my foundation in music became rock solid, thanks to Pimpalkhare Guruji. I then took lessons from Pt. Vijay Koparkar, (a disciple of Pt. Vasantrao Deshpande and Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki) for another eight years.

After learning music for about 15 years, I felt I had hit a plateau. I found myself asking many questions about music, for which I could not find any satisfactory answers in the musical environment around me. It was a phase when I was battling my own demons with relation to music; a phase of frustration, of disillusionment and hopelessness with regard to the art form that I so revered and was passionate about. While this phase is generally considered a significant milestone in every student’s ‘journey’, the discomfort it caused me seemed insurmountable at that time! It was then that I chanced upon ‘Mukkam Vashi’, a transcription of Pt. Kumar Gandharva’s residential workshop in Vashi. It opened an entirely new and unknown, yet a refreshingly natural world for me. I found many of the answers I was looking for in Kumar ji’s thoughts, resulting in an irresistible urge to understand his musical philosophy and learn his diverse repertoire. I consider it to be my privilege to have had the chance to learn the finer nuances of Kumar ji’s gayaki. from Pt. Vijay Sardesmukh and Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande, (both being senior disciples of Pt. Kumar Gandharva)

I did my Bachelors and Masters in Hindustani Vocal Classical Music from the Centre for Performing Arts popularly known as Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune. I also did a Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from the prestigious Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

Thus a rigorous study of more than two decades with all these renowned and able Gurus has enriched me with a rich fund of knowledge. Self study continues and with each passing day, I realize how much more lies ahead untapped and unexplored!

I am a recipient of the Central Government scholarships for Classical Vocal Music awarded by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) as well as the Department of Culture, Government of India. I have featured on various TV channels like E-TV (Marathi), Zee Marathi and Doordarshan (Sahyadri).

I am a B-HIGH graded artiste of the All India Radio and also present Natyasangeet, Bhavgeet, Bhajan, Tappa, Thumri, Dadra, Hori and other semi-classical and folk forms.

I am the Founder-Director of ‘Gandhaar School of Music’ where students are trained in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music using a contemporary approach.

I have been fortunate enough to have received the blessings and appreciation by musicologists , critics and stalwarts of classical music like Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Late Shri. P.L.Deshpande, Late Pt. Chota Gandharva, Gundecha Brothers, Ustad Sultan Khan, Vidushi Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Jasraj, Ganasaraswati Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Vidushi Girijadevi and many others.

I have been profiled by INDIA TODAY(Sept 26 2011, Special Issue), a prestigious news and current affairs magazine, as one of the 35 Young Achievers/Youth Icons from various fields from all over India.

Apart from music, I love interiors and have done up my house myself. It has been featured in various newspapers like DNA Pune, Sakaal Pune, Mid Day Pune and magazines like Citadel and Society Interiors. I am a great lover of world cinema and have done the prestigious 'Film Appreciation Course' from FTII, Pune. I have trained in Bharatanatyam for a year. Working out, reading, gardening, food & travel and theater are some of my other hobbies. I have always maintained that I am an 'Artist' first and a 'Vocalist' later!