Artist Archive

  • Birju Maharaj

    Pandit Birju Maharaj, alias Brij Mohan Nath Mishra, was born on February 4, 1937. He trained in Kathak with father, Achchan Maharaj and uncles Lacchu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj. Besides his mastery over Kathak, he is also a superb musician, percussionist, composer, teacher, director, choreographer and a poet. Birju Maharaj is a recipient of several honors and awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, and the Sangam Kala Award. He taught at Sangeet Bharati, Bharatiya Kala Kendra and headed the teaching faculty Kathak Kendra in Delhi till his retirement in 1998.

  • Bishwajit Kumar Natta

    Trained under the guidance of his grandfather, late Pandit Hiron Chandra Natta, late Pandit Anokhelal Mishra of the Benaras Gharana, Pandit Shankar Ghosh and his father, Patit Paban Natta; Bishwajit has accompanied many renowned artists and also engaged in Pandit Shankar Ghosh’s orchestra group, Dhawni. He currently works as a teacher in Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA), Dhaka City Corporation Music School and Music Department, Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology.

  • Bombay Jayashri

    Bombay Jayashri represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Strengthening her talent with rigorous grooming under the music legend, Lalgudi G Jayaraman and T R Balamani, she is one of the most sought after Carnatic musicians today. Jayashri’s training also involved other forms of performing arts which included Hindustani music, Bharatanatyam and she associated with theatre in her early years. Jayashri has worked with great maestros in the field of music, dance, fusion, films and theatre; giving her work a place of pride. Amongst numerous titles and awards, her song ‘Pi’s Lullaby’ featured in the film, 'Life of Pi', was nominated for the Best Original Song at the Oscars - Academy Awards (2013), Sangeetha Choodamani Award from Dr. A C Muthiah from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha; Shanmukha Sangeeta Shiromani Award by Shanmukhananda Sabha; Bombay and Naadabhooshanam by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi, are only few of several titles that bear testimony to her contribution in the field of Indian performing arts.

  • Brajeswar Mukherjee

    Born in Burdwan on March 11, 1984, Brajeswar Mukherjee was initiated by his parents and later learnt from Hara Kumar Chatterjee and Asit Roy. He was then accepted as a disciple by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty from 1997 and continues to train under him at ITC SRA. Since 2000 he has been teaching at Shrutinandan, the music school established by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. He has accompanied his Guru on the harmonium or provided vocal support in concerts around the world. His solo performances have been at prestigious concerts like the ITC SRA Mangaldeep Sammelans.

  • Buddhadev Dasgupta

    Padma Bhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta is recognised worldwide as one of the finest masters of the sarod. Born in 1933 in Bhagalpur, he started his music training with Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra. A veteran performer in major musical and cultural festivals, rich honours have come his way including the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award in 2012 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi's Tagore Akademi Ratna in 2011. An accomplished teacher, he has yielded students of the highest order. Pandit Dasgupta has been a Guru of ITC SRA's Instrumental Division since 2002 and is a member of the Experts Committee.

  • Budhaditya Mukherjee

    Budhaditya Mukherjee is a renowned classical sitarist from India, an exponent of Imdadkhani Gharana. Considered to be one of the leading classical musicians of his generation, Mukherjee trained in the disciplines of the sitar and surbahar under the guidance of his father Late Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee. He has extensively toured in India and abroad, Mukherjee was the first musician to perform at the House of Commons in London. He is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academi Award, Kumar Gandharva Sanman and Sangeet Mahasanman Award.

  • Chandrasekhara Sharma

    Chandrasekhara Sharma is a ghatam artist from India. He comes from a family of musicians, Sharma is the nephew of T H Vikku Vinayakram and T H Subash Chandran. He trained under the guidance of his uncle, T HSubhash Chandran.

  • Chetna Banawat

    Dr. Chetna Banawat is vocalist and tanpura artist from Mumbai, India. She trained under the guidance of her mother Madana Banawat, father Ramnarayan Banawat, Dr. Prabha Atre, and Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale. Banawat is currently an Associate Professor at Mumbai University, India.

  • Charumathi Raghuraman

    Charumathi Raghuraman is a violinist from India. She trained under the guidance of T N Krishnan and P S Narayanaswamy. Raghuraman has performed as a soloist and accompanied many musicians in India and abroad.