Aarya Ambekar

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Aarya Ambekar
Background information
Birth name Aarya Samir Ambekar
Born Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Genres Indian classical music
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocal
Years active 2008-present
Labels Universal Music India
Notable instruments

Aarya Ambekar is a Marathi playback singer from Pune, Maharashtra. She participated and reached the finals of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs aired on Zee Marathi channel between July 2008 and February 2009.


Aarya was born in Nagpur to Samir Ambekar, a doctor and Shruti Ambekar, a vocalist. Aarya's grandmother, a classical vocalist, recognized the talent in Aarya when Aarya was two years old. Aarya started her formal musical training at the age of five and half years from her Guru and mother, Shruti Ambekar. At the age of six, whilst in first standard, Aarya appeared her first examination in Music.[1]


Sa Re Ga Ma Little Champs[edit]

In 2008, Aarya was auditioned for the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs, a competitive music reality show organized by the Zee Marathi television channel. She was one of final 50 who were selected from amongst several thousand children aged between 8 and 14 across Maharashtra. She made her way to the top 10 finalists and then to the Final 5 Mega-Finalists.

Aarya was popularly referred to as the "Pretty Young Girl", during the show.

Aarya sang a wide variety of songs in the competition. She created the record of receiving full marks from the judges many times. Aarya created an unbeatable record when she got वरचा नी (equivalent to 200%), for her beautifully sung "Paan Khae Saiyyan Hamaro", which remains unbroken in all the nine Schedules of SA RE GA MA PA and even after two schedules of SA RE GA MA PA for professional singers. Singer Hariharan was the celebrity judge for that episode.

Aarya was also awarded performer of the week in numerous episodes by eminient singing personalities like Mahalaxmi Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal, Hariharan etc. Aarya sings a wide variety of songs ranging from pure classical songs, Natyageet, Bhavgeet, Bhaktigeet to Marathi Chitrapat Sangeet, Hindi songs, folk songs, Lavanis as well.

She sang "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008. She also performed the same song at Shivaji Park, Dadar in a program organized by Mumbai Police to pay tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives fighting the terrorists in that attack. The song was originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar after the 1962 India-China War.

During the course of the program, Aarya was also awarded the Manik Varma Scholarship. She is the youngest singer to win the scholarship.


Marathi films[edit]

TV serials[edit]

  • Suvasini - a marathi daily soap telecast on Star Pravah channel from 14 November 2011.

Public Appearances[edit]

Few grand events where Aarya has performed her art –

Awards and recognition[edit]

Acclaim by Idols[edit]

Aarya's tremendous depth, outstanding voice quality and sincere grinding labour taken for improving her singing, won her many acclaims from eminent personalities in the music industry. People who praised Aarya include Kishori Amonkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shrinivas Khale, Shruti Sadolikar, Shounak Abhisheki, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande, Shridhar Phadke, Suresh Wadkar, Kaushal Inamdar, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Hariharan, Vijay Ghate, Asha Khadilkar so on so forth.


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