Aarya Ambekar

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Aarya Ambekar
Aarya after a program in Sydney, Australia in November 2015
Background information
Birth name Aarya Samir Ambekar
Born 16 June 1994
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) 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 has made her acting debut in Jan 2017 through the film Ti Saddhya Kay Karte.[1]


Aarya was born in Nagpur to Sameer Ambekar, a doctor and Shruti Ambekar, a vocalist. Aarya's grandmother, a classical vocalist, recognised 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.[2]


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 organised 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 26 November 2008. She also performed the same song at Shivaji Park, Dadar in a program organised 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.


  • Pancha Ratna Vol. 1,[3] 2,[4] 3[5] on Universal Music India
  • Garjati Sahyadriche Kade
  • Jai Hari Vitthal
  • Marathi Abhimaangeet composed by Kaushal Inamdar[6][7]
  • Aathava Swar composed by Mrs. Varsha Bhave[8][9][10][11]
  • Mala Mhanatyat Aarya Ambekar
  • Geet Tujhe Gata Gata – Collections of poems of famous poets[12][13][14]
  • Khaucha Gaav composed by Yashwant Deo[15][16]
  • Hum Aur Tum – Hindi songs album composed by Khalil Abhyankar
  • Aanandwan Ale Ghari - Shri Baba Amte
  • Majhya Matiche Gayan - Kusumagraj Pratishthan
  • Diva Lagu De Re Deva - First solo album based on poems of eminent Marathi poets. The album is composed by famous composer Saleel Kulkarni[17]

Marathi films[edit]

TV serials[edit]

As an actress[edit]

Year Film Role Ref(s)
Upcoming Rangila Re [25] [26]
2017 Ti Saddhya Kay Karte Tanvi (in college) [27] [28] [29]

Public Appearances[edit]

A few events where Aarya has performed –

Awards and recognition[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Aarya is a daughter of Samir Ambekar and Shruti Deshpande Ambekar. Samir Ambekar is a doctor by profession.


  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/music/Aarya-Ambekar-to-make-her-debut-in-acting/articleshow/48422755.cms
  2. ^ a b "Spotting Talent" – Article on Aarya in Lokmat Times paper Archived 29 June 2013 at Archive.is
  3. ^ PanchaRatna Vol 1
  4. ^ PanchaRatna Vol 2
  5. ^ PanchaRatna Vol 3
  6. ^ मराठी अस्मिता
  7. ^ अभिमानगीत बातमी
  8. ^ आठवा स्वर
  9. ^ आठवा स्वर, लोकसत्ता
  10. ^ आठवा स्वर, सकाळ
  11. ^ The complete details of the album[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Ba. Bha. Borkar Archived 8 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Details of the Album in Sakal Daily Archived 8 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Details of the Album in Loksatta Daily
  15. ^ Details of the album in Saakal Daily
  16. ^ Detils of Music Launch in Jalgaon Live Newspaper
  17. ^ "Diva Lagu De Re Deva Album Details". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  18. ^ Let's Go Back
  19. ^ Details of the Music Launch in Indian Express
  20. ^ Detais of the Album on SAREGAMA site
  21. ^ "Rama Madhav Audio Launch". Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Rama Madhav Music Review". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Goshta Tichya Premachi Movie Details". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ready Mix romantic song for Avinash Vishwajeet". Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  25. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/music/Aarya-Ambekar-to-make-her-debut-in-acting/articleshow/48422755.cms
  26. ^ http://www.zeetalkies.com/gossip/singer-arya-ambekar-to-make-her-acting-debut-with-rangila-re.html
  27. ^ http://www.zeetalkies.com/gossip/singer-arya-ambekar-to-make-her-acting-debut-with-rangila-re.html
  28. ^ http://marathistars.com/movies/ti-saddhya-kay-karte-2017-marathi-movie/
  29. ^ Bhanage, Mihir (6 January 2017). "'Ti Sadhya Kay Karte' Movie Review". Entertainment. The Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  30. ^ Vasantotsav
  31. ^ Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Music Festival
  32. ^ Dubai Performance Dubai Photos
  33. ^ Sai Baba's Visit to Pandurang Kshetra, Hadashi, Pune
  34. ^ Aarya Performing in front of Sathya Sai Baba
  35. ^ Sai Baba's B'day at Puttaparthi
  36. ^ The video montage uploaded by Star Majha channel on Youtube
  37. ^ Nashik Festival 2011
  38. ^ Nashik Festival details in Sakal website
  39. ^ Details and video on IBN Website
  40. ^ Details of Manik Varma Scholarship in Sakal Archived 8 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  41. ^ Article about Haribhau Sane Award in Sakal Daily
  42. ^ Details in Loksatta
  43. ^ News of Punyaratna Awardsin Loksatta
  44. ^ News of Punyaratna Awards in Sakal
  45. ^ Details of the award in India Express
  46. ^ "Young Achievers Award - Sakaal Times News Article". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  47. ^ Khadilkar, Asha (8 December 2015). "संगीत शिकण्यासाठी प्रत्येक क्षण शिष्य बनून राहावे" [I Became a Disciple of Music and Learned to Live Every Moment]. eSakal.com (in Marathi). Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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