Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar

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Arati Ankalikar Tikekar
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Arati Ankalikar Tikekar
Background information
Native name
आरती अंकलीकर - टिकेकर
OriginMumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music
Occupation(s)
  • Classical vocalist
  • Playback singer
Years active1975–present
WebsiteAratiAnkalikar.com

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar (born January 27, 1963 in Vijayapura, Karnataka) is a two-time National Award-winning Indian classical singer who is active mostly in Marathi, Konkani and Hindi film Industry; known for high-pitch singing and style, earned in Agra as well as Gwalior and Jaipur.

Arati has been credited by audio cassettes and CD recordings. She was the main playback singer for the Sham Benegal's film, Sardari Begum. She is known for her albums Tejomay Nadbrahm, Raag-Rang, and, playback for the movies Antarnaad, De dhakka, Savlee, and the hit Sardari Begum, Ek Hazarachi Note. Her daughter Swanandi Tikekar who is in her mid-twenties dabbles in acting as well.

As a singer[edit]

She has been the main playback singer for several Marathi, Konkani as well as Hindi films, namely:

TV appearances[edit]

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar has made appearances on television interviews, Reality Shows and as a guest judge on music shows. The following list consists few appearances on Marathi television networks.

Type of Show Name Role Network Name
Interview Ashi Manase Yeti interviewee Mi Marathi
Interview Khupte Tithe Gupte interviewee Zee Marathi
Concert Elgaar Soloist ETV Marathi
Concert Rutu Hirawa Soloist Mi Marathi
Concert Good Morning Maharashtra Soloist Zee Marathi
Music Competition Idea SaReGaMaPa – Season 2 Guest Judge Zee Marathi
Music Competition Idea SaReGaMaPa – Season 2 Grand Finale Special Appearance Zee Marathi

Accomplishments and awards[edit]

She received her first National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the Konkani cinema, Anternaad, based on the life of a classical singer for the year 2006.[1]

She received Maharashtra State Film Awards, for the Marathi Film, De Dhakka. Later, in 2013, she was awarded with National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the second time in the Marathi movie, Samhita.[2] She is married to Indian film actor, Uday Tikekar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ "National Film Awards 2013". dff.nic.in. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ Report pubes Arati ankalikar; tikekar bags national award for a second time. DNA India.

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