Devaki Pandit

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Devaki Pandit
Birth name Devaki Pandit
Born (1965-03-06) 6 March 1965 (age 52)
Origin Maharashtra, India
Genres Playback singing, Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1977–present

Devaki Pandit (Marathi: देवकी पंडित) (born 6 March 1965) is an Indian playback singer. She is also a trained classical singer.

Early life[edit]

Devaki Pandit was born in Maharashtra, India to Usha Pandit. She was introduced[1] to music at the age of two, and is a third generation[1] musician from the Pandit household. She received[2][3] her initial music training from her mother Usha Pandit. She trained under Vasantrao Kulkarni for 10[3] years, Jitendra Abhisheki for twelve years[3] and from Kishori Amonkar for four[3] years. Since 2003, she has been training under Babanrao Haldankar.


Devaki Pandit gave[1] her first stage performance at the age of nine. In 1977, at the age of twelve[4] she recorded her first song - a balgeet (translation: a song for children) for Polydor Records.

In 1986, she recorded her first playback song for the Ardhangi which went on to win her the Maharashtra State Award for "Best Female Playback Singer".

She is well known for her several Marathi serial title songs especially Abhalmaya of Zee Marathi. Besides Marathi, she has also sung songs in Hindi.

She recently judged the multi episode vocal talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Marathi and was known to the public for her accurate judgement and excellent guidance.

In Spandan (2012) she has given her voice to the songs 'Chal chaal chaal tu bala' and 'Ya Jagnyacha'. The song 'Chal chaal chaal tu bala' features more than 50 cerebral palsy kids.


Hindustani Classical[edit]

Tana Riri has been composed by Devaki Pandit

  • Deepti (Legendary Legacy)
  • Inner Soul (Ninaad)
  • Sandesh (Ninaad)
  • Raag- Lalit/ Anand Bhairav/ Pancham Hindol (Alurkar)
  • Raag- Shree/ Kamod/ Bahar (Alurkar)
  • Reverence (Times Music)
  • Tana Riri (Times Music)


Devaki Pandit composed Shreeramraksha Stotram, Aradhana Mahakali & Ganaadheesh. She sang the Ram Raksha Stotra in 32 different Hindustani Classical Raagas.


  • Sadabahar Geete- Vol I & II (Fountain)
  • Anmol Gaani (Sa Re Ga Ma)
  • Gurukrupa
  • Dayaghana Panduranga (Fountain)
  • Saangu Kunaas Hee Preet (Fountain)
  • Saajana (Fountain)
  • Saare Tuzhyaat Aahe (Fountain)
  • Gaanara Zaad (Fountain)
  • Goad Tujhe Roop (Times Music)
  • Shabda Swaranchy Chandnyat (Fountain)
  • Man Muthitun Gharangalatana (RPG)


  • Suno Zara (Times Music)

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarship - the only person to receive it twice consecutively
  • 1986 - Maharashtra State Award for "Best Female Playback Singer" (Film : Ardhangi)
  • 2001 and 2002 - Alpha Gaurav Puraskar
  • 2002 - Maharashtra Government Award for "Best Female Playback Singer"
  • 2002 - Mewati Gharana Award
  • 2006 - Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Award


  1. ^ a b c "About Devaki". 
  2. ^ Hemlata Marathe. "Article: A note on Devaki Pandit and her Music". 
  3. ^ a b c d "Gurus". 
  4. ^ "Work". 

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