Satyasheel Deshpande

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Satyasheel Deshpande
Satyasheel Deshpande.jpg
Performing at [Madhya Pradesh] Tribal Museum Bhopal September 2015
Background information
Birth name Satyasheel Vaman Deshpande
Born (1951-01-09) 9 January 1951 (age 67)
Mumbai, India
Genres Indian classical, Hindustani
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, musicologist, author, archivist
Instruments Singing
Performing at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum Bhopal September 2015

Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande (born 9 January 1951) is an Hindustani classical musician who specialises in singing Khayal. He is a disciple of Pandit Kumar Gandharva and the son of musicologist Vamanrao Deshpande.[1]


Deshpande has been performing in music festivals and has also occasionally sung for Bollywood films. His most remembered performances being those in "Joothe Naina Bole" in Lekin... (1991)[2] and "Man Anand Anand Chhayo" in Vijeta (1982), both duets with Asha Bhosle. Other films have seen him singing with Lata Mangeshkar.[citation needed] In 2010, he was also part of the 112 singers who sang the "Marathi Abhimaangeet".[3]

Recently in February 2015, he created Five Minute Classical Music (FMCM) khayal piece for Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation. The project was launched for "people who don't have any prior experience of listening to Indian classical music" for a khayal usually last for 20–45 minutes.[4]

Deshpande is also trainer of various notable artists like Pushkar Lele,[5] Anand Thakore[6] and Kaushal Inamdar.[7]

  • 2004 - Kahen (produced by Dinanath Smruti Pratishthaan)[1]
  • 2007 - Thumri Katha - The Story of the Thumri (produced by Ninad)[1]

The Samvaad Foundation[edit]

With the help of a Ford Foundation grant, Deshpande has established the Samvaad Foundation, at his residence in Mumbai where he has created a collection of Hindustani archives.


Among the many awards Deshpande has received following awards:


  1. ^ a b c d Sinha, Manjari (23 March 2007). "When delight came in a double dose". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Bhawana Somaaya (2008). Hema Malini: The Authorized Biography. Roli Books Private Limited. ISBN 9789351940487. 
  3. ^ Sukhada P Khandge (28 February 2010). "Now, a song for the Marathi 'manoos'". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Phorum Dalal (8 February 2015). "A smart way to enjoy Hindustani classical music". Mid Day. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Understanding the Fundamentals of Hindustani Music". National Centre for the Performing Arts. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Sen, Sudeep (2013). The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry. HarperCollins Publishers India. ISBN 9789350295175. 
  7. ^ Kaushal Inamdar. "Kaushal S. Inamdar". Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "List of Homi Bhabha Fellows". The Homi Bhabha Fellowship Council. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 

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