Anuradha Pal

Anuradha Pal’s story is that of courage, fortitude, commitment and creativity. Through sheer grit and insurmountable talent, she stormed the male bastion of Indian rhythm as a 9-year-old child prodigy, encouraged by her parents Ila & Devinder Pal, establishing herself as amongst the World’s leading and most innovative, classical Tabla players and composers, ‘who is constantly re-inventing and pushing the dimensions with her experimentations’.

Revered globally for her superb tonal quality, complimenting musicality and pinpoint rhythmic artistry, founded on decades of dedicated study, saadhana and sacrifice, first-generation Tabla Star Anuradha Pal is appreciated for her fresh perspective and knowledge of 6 Gharanas of Tabla, her sensitive and thoughtful accompaniment with leading masters of Hindustani and Carnatic music and dance, creator of 3 unique bands – Stree Shakti, SuFoRe, Recharge, and as an International collaborator with World music, poetry, painting etc.; all of which have distinguished her as India’s celebrated Torchbearer and trailblazer with many firsts to her credit!

  • ‘First Ladies awardee’ from Honourable President of India for being the first female and Youngest Indian musician to perform at Woodstock and WOMAD festivals for 4 lakh and 1.5 lakh fans respectively.
  • Outstanding musician of Ministry of Culture and ICCR (2018).
  • TOP Grade Vidushi of Prasar Bharati (2015).
  • Awarded Maharashtra Government’s highest cultural award, Sanskritic Puraskar’ (2006).
  • Brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana as an inspirational female empowerment icon.
  • Appreciated as ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’ (by Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi), and acknowledged in the Press, Who’s Who Journals and various books for her unwavering efforts to empower the youth, women & marginalised music communities and to propagate Indian music, culture and spirituality worldwide.

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Press, Achievements & Musicians’ praise

Innovative Firsts

for female empowerment

Folk, Sufi & Classical music

Cross-cultural dialogue

with Hindustani, Carnatic Masters

for films, albums & documentaries

for marginalised communities

Making News

Small Hands Big Feat (TOI)
Queen of Tabla (Maharashtra Times)
Flying Fingers (The Hindu)
Limca Book of Records 1991, 1992
Tabla-Queen-Diva (Ngage)
Beti Bachao and 175 Tabla students
Musical revolution

Special Photos

Appreciated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam after performing for him at Rashtrapati Bhavan
with Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
After Stree Shakti's performance for Smt. Sushma Swaraj
Performed for Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore at DD Tejaswini 100th episode celebrations
Asha Bhosle
Jackie Shroff
Herbie Hancock
Dot Book Launch

Myriad Contributions

  • Ted Talks
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  • Stree Shakti - Urja initiative

Music Compositions

All Music releases available on Apple Music, Amazon, Gaana, Saavn, Hungama, Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, Airtel Wynk & many more digital stores. Mobile Caller Tunes on Jio, BSNL, Vodafone, Idea & Airtel.

Contact Me

Address: Juhu, Mumbai, INDIA

WhatsApp Only : + (91) 87795 03709


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