Anuradha Pal - Tabla Innovator | Percussionist | Composer | Orator

Anuradha Pal is many legends in one. She is a mind-blowing soloist like no other & an accompanist with the sensibilities of a seasoned musician, despite her young years.”      – New Indian Express

If the male synonym for Tabla is Zakir Hussain, then the female equivalent has to undeniably be Anuradha Pal.”      – Hindustan Times

Pandita Anuradha Pal has been hailed as ‘One of the world’s leading & most innovative Tabla maestros, percussionists and composers’Recognised as the World’s FIRST female Professional Tabla maestro, ‘Outstanding’ category musician of Ministry of Culture & ICCR & ‘Top Graded Vidushi’ of Prasar Bharati (India), Anuradha Pal has been widely acclaimed as an ‘exemplary Torchbearer’ of Indian Music in Who’s Who Journals Worldwide.

Epitomising musical innovation, excellence in musical experimentation & trailblazing entrepreneurial spirit, Anuradha created India’s first all- girl Classical band, Stree Shakti in 1996 which is performing actively in top festivals. Anuradha’s historic concerts at the most prestigious, Woodstock and WOMAD festivals, as the first and youngest female Indian musician, won her the ‘First Ladies’ National award from the President of India in 2018. PM Modi bestowed the esteemed title of ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’ on Anuradha Pal, thus highlighting her global impact and fame.

Presenting 5000+ scintillating concerts in prestigious festivals across 30 countries,  Anuradha has already received over 108 awards. Her historic Tabla cum Multi-percussion performance at the Dior Fall ’23 show marked a ground-breaking moment, blending live music seamlessly with the world of fashion to global acclaim. Her instrumental music video Kautilya, has garnered over 13 million views, showcasing her unparalleled virtuosity and artistry to a worldwide audience.

In addition to performing scintillating Tabla solos and accompanying masters like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain & cross cultural collaborations, Anuradha Pal has has pioneered a unique, innovative audio- visual storytelling presentation called ‘Anuradha’s Tablas Sing Stories‘. The Anuradha Pal Collective presents captivating renditions of ‘Ramayan on Tabla‘, ‘Krishna Ke Taal‘ & ‘Shiva Shakti‘, combining rhythmic poetry with vocals, instrumentals and percussion like a musical theatre.

With a huge social media fan following with over 5 million video views, Anuradha Pal has regaled Honourable President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister of India and inspired millions with her distinct humility, creativity and passion for excellence, inclusivity & diversity.

A disciple of Ustads Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain, Anuradha Pal , where she presents captivating renditions of ‘Ramayan on Tabla‘, ‘Krishna Ke Taal‘, ‘Shiva Shakti‘ and the Anuradha Pal Collective – a fusion ensemble redefining musical boundaries.

Anuradha’s background score in the famous Bollywood film ‘Gaja Gaminiusing only Tabla & Voice, was highly acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival (1999). She has composed music for short films like ‘Stealing Gods’, ‘Geet aur Geeta’, along with trendsetting albums like ‘Recharge Plus’, ‘Nirvana’, ‘Passion’ & ‘Get Recharged!’, playing over 50 percussion tracks in one song! Her music videos like ‘Dancing Rain’, ‘Bharat Vandan’, ‘Taal Tiranga’ & ‘Tabla Tonic’ have been greatly appreciated by Foreign consulates and the Indian Diaspora.

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Brand endorsements
Bank of Baroda
Tata Zoya Diamonds
Femina Project Eve
'Woman of Substance' at Tanishq launch
First Ladies Award (2018)
Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar (2006)
Dagar Gharana Samman (2013)
Beats of the unbeaten path
Beats of the unbeaten path
Queen of Tabla (Marathi)
Queen of Tabla (Marathi)
Heralding a musical revolution
Heralding a musical revolution
WOMAD Reading 1999 for 150,000 fans
Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo (Italy) & UK concert tour with Pt. V.M. Bhatt
Stree Shakti with Pan African Orchestra & at Rhythm Sticks Festival
  • Taal Kamaal (Sansad TV)



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