TABLA VIRTUOSO | PERCUSSIONIST | COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
The ‘First Professional Female Tabla virtuoso in the World’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica & Limca Book of Records).
Youngest and first female Indian Musician to perform at the renowned Woodstock Festival (2008) & WOMAD Festival (1999).
Hailed as a ‘Rhythm Queen’, ‘Tabla phenomenon’, ‘Torchbearer of Indian Classical Music’, ‘Trail blazer & Trendsetter for societies around the world’, ‘Woman of Pure Wonder’, ‘National pride and inspiration’, for her dedication & contribution in propagating Indian Music, female empowerment & equality!!
Brand Ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative and a TOP Graded artist of Prasar Bharati & ICCR.
Recipient of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award 2018 from the President of India; besides several prestigious awards like Femina Super Women achievers’ award, Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar, Zee Astitva award; among many others.
She ‘stormed the male bastion of Indian Rhythm’ as a child prodigy when barely ten years old, firmly establishing herself as a ‘colossus on the percussion firmament‘; thereby ‘shattering gender biases & empowering women to pursue more creative paths’.
Has enthralled audiences worldwide, with her diverse offerings as a Tabla soloist, accompanist with top class musicians, Fusion bands – Stree Shakti & Su-Fo-Re and innovative & diverse collaborations.
Performed extensively with World-renowned Musicians & regaled dignitaries like Honourable President & Prime Minister of India & Queen Elizabeth at major diplomatic events.
Composed the background score for M.F. Husain’s Gaja Gamini, many short films and several top selling Fusion albums.
Contributed in research & taught at several prestigious IVY league US universities. She also teaches online and takes classes at Anuradha Pal’s Tabla Academy, Mumbai.