Arati Ankalikar


Arati Ankalikar is a renowned vocalist from India. She trained under the guidance of the Late Pandit Vasantrao Kulkarni of the Agra Gwalior gharana, and Kishori Amonkar of the Jaipur Atrauli gharana. Ankalikar is endowed with a rich, resonant voice and her performances are marked by an excellent command over both the rhythm and the melody. She stood first in the All India Radio competition in 1983 and 1984, and is a recipient of the Mayor Award, Pandit Kumar Gandharva Sanman, Pandit Jasraj Award and the National Award for best female playback singer for the film Samhita. Ankalikar has performed in numerous prestigious events in India and abroad.