Shruti Sadolikar

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Shruti Sadolikar Katkar
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Background information
Birth nameShruti Sadolikar
Born (1951-09-09) 9 September 1951 (age 67)
OriginMaharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music

Shruti Sadolikar Katkar (born 9 Nov. 1951) is an Indian classical singer of the khyal style in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana.[1] She is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani vocal music for 2011.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Sadolikar was born 1951 into a family from Kolhapur which was known for its musical tradition.[3][4] She received training in Indian classical music from childhood.[5] Her initial training was given by her father, Wamanrao Sadolikar, who was taught by the founder of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, Alladiya Khan, and his son Bhurji Khan.[1][6] Following her studies with her father, Sadolikar learnt music for twelve years from Gulubhai Jasdanwala, who was known for his large collection of raga compositions, including compositions in rare ragas.[1][5][6] Sadolikar earned a master's degree from SNDT Women's University in Mumbai and wrote a thesis on Haveli Sangeet, a type of temple music.[5]

Sadolikar performs all forms of Indian classical and semi-classical music, including thumri, tappa, and natya sangeet, and has performed in India, Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, Germany, and the West Asian countries.[5] She had several musical and educational recordings published and holds the Homi Bhabha Fellowship of the National Centre for the Performing Arts.[5] In 1999, Sadolikar produced a play named "Sangeet Tulsidas" for which she set the music, and she performed for SPIC MACAY to interest young Indians in Indian classical music.[5] Sadolikar has regularly performed playback for Indian movies.[7] She had Katkar added to her name after marriage and is a student of Azizuddin Khan, son of Burji Khan.[6] Sadolikar works as Vice Chancellor of the Bhatkhande Music Institute University in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Das, C. L. (4 July 2008). "Some enticing variety". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Declaration of Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2011" (PDF) (Press release). Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ Dorian, Frederick; Broughton, Simon; Ellingham, Mark; McConnachie, James; Trillo, Richard; Duane, Orla (2000). World Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 92. ISBN 1-85828-636-0.
  4. ^ Tandon, Aditi (6 Nov 2000). "Three Days of Rich Musical Treat". The Tribune. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Kumar, Mala (1 March 2004). "Reflecting on notes". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  6. ^ a b c "Music sammelan". The Hindu. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  7. ^ Roy, Piyush (18 September 2006). "The 'classical voice' continues to enthrall Bollywood". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Prof. Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar". Bhatkhande Music Institute University, Lucknow. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010.

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