Pt. Shubhada Paradkar

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Pandita Shubhada Paradkar is now quite well known to the music lovers throughout the country and abroad also.

Both the critics and the "Rasiks" remember her for "Aggressive Gayaki" and proficiency in the "Layakari" which is rarely seen in the female vocalists today.


While her formal music instructions include a M.A. (Music); degree from S.N.D.T. University Mumbai, she has also had the benefit of individual tuitions from different Gurus at different points of her career.

Born on 21st September,1957 in Baroda, she began her music training in Baroda by Pt. R. D. Potdar (Kirana Gharana) and Pt. Madhusudan Joshi (Agra Gharana).



Subsequently,the famous violinist and vocalist Late Pt. Gajananrao Joshi trained and imparted her Gwalior and Jaipur Gharana styles. It was during this period that her art really was given a specific concrete direction.

Pt. Babanrao Haldankar (Agra Gharana) and Smt. Padmavati Shaligram Gokhale (Jaipur Gharana) have also trained her for long time.

Pandita Shubhada Paradkar therefore possesses the unique distinction of learning under all the four major Gharanas of Hindustani Classical Music, which has made her distinctive in the present generation of the artistes.


She is regularly guiding senior students in S. N. D. T. University, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Kendra at Pune University through her workshops and Lecture Demonstrations. She has guided students in Bangkok and given performances at different places in Thailand including Bangkok.


Apart from being a regular performer over Radio (Mumbai) and different channels on Television she has performed throughout the country as well as abroad.Her performances at places like Bangkok, Phitsanoluk, Manchester, London, Sujan Sangeet Samaroh and Gharana Sammelan Vileparle (in Mumbai), Doverlane Conference (Kolkata), Sawai Gandharva Sammelan (Pune and Kundgol), Taansen Samaroh (Gwalior) and many more places were highly appreciated.

Her concerts are full of lively interaction with the rhythm and also she makes excellent use of semi-classical varieties like Thumri, Bhajan. 'Tappa' is her another Ace in the concert.

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