Anand Bhate

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Anand Bhate
Anand Bhate singing in Vasantotsav 2011.jpg
Anand Bhate singing in Vasantotsav, 2011
Background information
Birth name Anand Bhate
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1981– Active

Anand Bhate (born 1971) also known as Anand Gandharva[1] is a Hindustani classical vocalist from the Kirana Gharana.[2] He is popular for his classical singing of songs from the Marathi film Balgandharva (2011).

Early life and training[edit]

Anand Bhate was born in Pune, India in 1971, in a family active in classical music. He inherited the singing tradition from his great grandfather Bhate Buva, who was a well known vocalist for Thumri and Natya Sangeet in the 19th century. By the age of 10, he had started systematic training in classical singing from Chandrashekhar Deshpande. He began his training under Yashwantbua Marathe, who introduced him to some of the intricacies of Khayal gayaki. Later he became a disciple of late Bhimsen Joshi,[2] with whom he trained for 15 years.


His first public appearance was in 1981, when he performed Balgandharva's gayaki on All India Radio, Doordarshan and had a tour in the USA. He also showed excellence in his regular school academic studies by getting on Pune Division merit lists for his both SSC and HSC examinations. He is a Software Professional working at Zensar Technologies, Pune. He has performed all over India and abroad in many prestigious music conferences like Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Samaroha, Learnquest Music Conference, etc. Recipient of numerous awards he has many published albums to his credit.

He has recently sung all the tracks for the lead character of a Marathi bio-pic of Balgandharva.[3] He won the National Award for Best Playback Singer for the movie Balagandharva.

Awards and Achievements[edit]

  • National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Balgandharva (film)
  • Award by Swaryogini Dr. Prabha Atre award from Gaanvardhan & Tatyasaheb Natu foundation Pune, for his significant achievements and performing career.[4]
  • Balgandharva Gunagaurav Puraskar by Balgandharva Sangeet Rasik Mandal
  • Honoured with the title “Anand Gandharva” in 1981 at the age of 10
  • Published an audio cassette of Natyasangeet in 1983
  • Pandit Ramkrishnabua Vaze Young Artiste Award in 2006
  • Dr. Prabha Atre Puraskar, by Ganawardhan, Pune in 2012
  • Balagandharva Puraskar by Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad, Mumbai in 2012
  • Maharashtra State award
  • Zee award
  • MIFTA award


Anand Bhate in Sawai Gandharv Bhimsen Festival 2015


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  2. ^ a b "Of melodies and sporting spirit". The Hindu. 1 Feb 2010. Retrieved 8 Mar 2012. young Hindusthani maestro 
  3. ^ Mishra, Garima (10 Mar 2011). "Bal Gandharva to get western artiste on its orchestra". Indian Express. Retrieved 8 Mar 2012. 
  4. ^ Amrutha Byatnal (8 Mar 2012). "Field day for Marathi films". Pune: The Hindu. Retrieved 8 Mar 2012. 
  5. ^ Anand Bhate - Awards and Achievements

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