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 recently sung all the tracks for the lead character of a Marathi bio-pic of Balgandharva.[3]


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. 

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