Late Madhavrao Shende Memorial Trust
Late Madhavrao Shende Memorial Trust
Late Madhavrao Shende Memorial Trust

Past Performers

Shubhangi Bahulekar

Dr. Shubhangi Bahulekar

A passionate classical lover, writer Dr Shubhangi bahulikar is presently holding position as Director Lalit Kala Kendra, Gurukul, Pune University. She have written best seller books on Hindustani classical.

Prateeksha Lonkar is an Indian Marathi film and television actress

Pratiksha Lonkar

Prateeksha Lonkar is an Indian Marathi film and television actress. She is best known for playing the lead title role in Marathi TV serial Damini that aired on DD Sahyadri. Lonkar was born in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Her father was a doctor and her mother a teacher. After finishing her schooling till 10th, she opted for Arts and followed her interest in theater.

Vinitaa Apte

Dr. Vinitaa Apte
President TERRE Policy Centre, Compere, Writer, Actress

Compered thousand of shows. Acted in Movies and Serials. Solo Performer. Her solo show SMRUTIGANDH is popular globally. She performed in US, Europe, South East Asia, Afrika and UAE. Coloum writer in leading Marathi News Papers. 4 Marathi books are at her credit.

Sameep Kulkarni had played regularly in national and international venues in India,USA and UK

Dr. Sameep Kulkarni

Sameep Kulkarni had played regularly in national and international venues in India,USA and UK. He stared learning Sitar when he was 6, from Ustad Usman Khan. He took authentic training for 13 years. For last six years he is under tutelage of Ustd Shahid Parvez, who is international fame Sitarist and guru.

He has performed in more than 500 concerts which include regular classical concerts, public, private, bollywood, corporate events, solo and fusion and charity events. Sameep’s biggest concert was in Nagar where more than 50,000 music lovers were enthralled by his Sitar in solo concert.

Sameep is Instrument- Engineer from VIT, Pune. He is employed as Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in a software company

Pradnya Deshpande

Pradnya Deshpande

Young and promising light singer pradnya is very passionate about music. She has performed all over India.

Shakir Khan

Shakir Khan

He is acclaimed as one of the most sensitive and dynamic young classical sitar players internationally, energetically following in the musical footsteps of his prodigious father and Guru — the sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan. Like his father, Shakir Khan stands out for his exquisite melodic exposition, his intricate and sophisticated sense of rhythm, and his astonishing flawless instrumental technique. Shakir is an incredibly warm, charismatic and open performer who has ably adapted his knowledge and skill in Indian classical music to contemporary collaborations including performances and recordings with the European Jazz ensemble “Taalism,” and Indian bands “Mukti” and “Soundscape.”Shakir represents the eighth generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition poured exclusively into the sitar and surbahar. A chain that includes, besides his father, the musical legacy of Ustad Aziz Khan (Shakir’s paternal grandfather), and that of the patriarchal surbaharist Ustad Wahid Khan (Shakir’s great grandfather). He is also a close blood relative of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan.

Shriniwas Patil

Shriniwas Patil

Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil (born 11 April 1941) is the present Governor of Sikkim, India. He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Karad constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) political party. He is a former Indian Administrative Service officer.

Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil is the present Governor of Sikkim, India. He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Karad constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party political party.

Hemant Pendse

Anjali Malkar

Pt. Hemant Pendse, a rising star on the horizon of Indian Classical Music has by now established his own identity. He secured a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Hemant received his early training from late Shri. Manohar Betavadkar. Later he found his real Guru in Late Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki. He lived with him as a member of his family from 1978-1990. During this period the Guru imparted invaluable training in vocal recital.

Bhargavi Chirmule

Bhargavi Chirmule

Bhargavi Chirmule (born 29 March 1978) is a Marathi actress. She has worked in many marathi movies and television serials. Bhargavi has always been stand out among the marathi actors of today's generation. Besides doing serious kind of roles in movies like Kass, One room kitchen, she also worked in reality show (comedy) fu bai fu (3re parv).

Bhargavi was born to Shirish and Sai Chirmule on 29 March 1978. She is brought up in Mumbai-Girgaon. Later her family moved to Dadar. She completed her school in Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya. She is graduate from Ruparel College(Mumbai). She has learnt classical dance form 'Bharat Natyam'. She is also a yoga theoripist. She has younger sister Chaitrali (actress who is wife of actor Lokesh Gupte). On 25 February 2012, Bhargavi married to Pankaj Ekbote.

Sucheta Bhide Chaphekar

Sucheta Bhide Chaphekar

Born on 6th December 1948, to Shri.Vishwanath Bhide an artist of repute and Smt Veena a keen lover of music. Married in 1974, to Dr. Vijaykumar Chapekar an academician, who has supported and contributed to her work.

An artiste of rare individuality, Sucheta is acclaimed as one of the finest Bharat Natyam exponents. Trained in Guru Shishya tradition by such stalwarts as Acharya Parvatikumar of Bombay and Guru K.P.Kittappa of Tanjore. Sucheta considers Smt. Balasaraswati as her “Manasa Guru”.

Yogesh Soman

Yogesh Soman

Shri Yogeshwar lord Krishna's sacred name. An incarnation, who blissfully enjoyed each and every festive breath right from the birth to the imminent death. Every single soul that takes birth in this world has essence of all-pervading Sri-Krishna. However, the moment the soul takes his first breath he begins to lose his connection with the pure essence of lord Krishna. Life but remains a mere ritual rather than a blissful hourney. Instead of getting inter-mingled into such ritualism; we should sink ourselves into harmonious melody of the Lord Yogeshwar's divine music, then the living will become ceremonial, festive, blissful... I myself am experiencing such auphoria and wish that everybody else should experience it...

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Anjali Malkar

Anjali Malkar

A promising vocalist of young generation, Smt. Anjali Malkar was initiated into classical music training by her mother Smt. Tara Basole at a very tender age. After getting initial lessons from Shri Madhusudan Barve, Shri Yashwant Khsirsagar, Aurangabad, Anjali went to Mumbai for further studies in Music. She was fortunate to have Pt. C.R.Vyas as her Guru for sometime.

She successfully completed M.A. in Music in first degree. Her quest for deeper knowledge in the subject took her to the world famous vocalist Dr. Veena Sahastrabuddhe. Under her able guidance she learnt vocal classical music for ten years in a gurukul system. at present she is taking lessons from renowned vocalist of Gwalior-Jaipur gharana Pt. Vikas Kashalkar, Pune.

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Vinitaa Apte

Dr. Vinitaa Apte
President TERRE Policy Centre, Compere, Writer, Actress

Compered thousand of shows. Acted in Movies and Serials. Solo Performer. Her solo show SMRUTIGANDH is popular globally. She performed in US, Europe, South East Asia, Afrika and UAE. Coloum writer in leading Marathi News Papers. 4 Marathi books are at her credit.

Pt. Upendra Bhat

Pt. Upendra Bhat

Upendra Bhat is popular today as a promising singer of Kirana Gharana who reminds the reminds the listeners of his legendary Guru - Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Born and brought up in Mangalore, a township in Southern Karnataka; Upendra began his musical career under Sangeeth Vidwan Shri Narayan Pai of Mangalore.He then received further training under Pandit Madhav Gudi,a senior disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.In 1980 upendra shifted to Pune.Since then,he has been under the vigilant eyes of his Guru and has been receiving regular training from Bhimsenji.

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Vinitaa Apte

Dr. Vinitaa Apte
President TERRE Policy Centre, Compere, Writer, Actress

Compered thousand of shows. Acted in Movies and Serials. Solo Performer. Her solo show SMRUTIGANDH is popular globally. She performed in US, Europe, South East Asia, Afrika and UAE. Coloum writer in leading Marathi News Papers. 4 Marathi books are at her credit.

Jyoti Subhash

Jyoti Subhash

Jyoti Subhash is mother of actress Amruta Subhash. They have acted together in many films (Aaji, Zoka, Gandha, Masala, Nital, Valu, Badha, Vihir) and a play (Kalokhachya Leki). She says that being together in any crative process makes the bond stronger. She played the role of Amruta's grandmother in Aaji and that of her mother in 2009 film Gandha. She also helped her while playing the role of a 60-year-old woman in her film Kavadase.

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Uday Kulkarni

Uday Kulkarni

Based in Pune, Uday Kulkarni worked as a maintenance engineer for twenty-one years, but took up voluntary retirement from the post of senior engineer in 2001 in order to dedicate his life for music. His musical qualifications include Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. He started learning harmonium from his father Govind Kulkarni, and later, learnt classical vocal music from Dr. Bharati Vaishampayan from Kolhapur and Dr. Ravindra Ghangurde from Pune. He is a graded harmonium player on Akashvani (AIR). He has accompanied many renowned artistes.

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Pt. Shounak Abhisheki

Pt. Shounak Abhisheki

Shounak Abhisheki, the son and disciple of Maestro Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, is a vocalist who combines Agra and Jaipur styles of Hindustani Classical Music. Albhisheki trained under Smt. Kamaltai Tambe of the Jaipur Gharana. Shounak has performed special programs such as Swarabhishek, Tulsi Ke Ram & Kabir and Abhang, based on on his father's compositions.

In addition to several Indian music festivals, he has performed a series of concerts in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the Persian Gulf and Thailand.

Shounak has been recorded by Sony Music, Music Today, Times Music, Ninad Music, Music Curry, and Fountain Music.

Vinitaa Apte

Dr. Vinitaa Apte
President TERRE Policy Centre, Compere, Writer, Actress

Compered thousand of shows. Acted in Movies and Serials. Solo Performer. Her solo show SMRUTIGANDH is popular globally. She performed in US, Europe, South East Asia, Afrika and UAE. Coloum writer in leading Marathi News Papers. 4 Marathi books are at her credit.

Pradnya Deshpande

Pradnya Deshpande

Young and promising light singer pradnya is very passionate about music. She has performed all over India.

Anur AdhaKuber

Anuradha Kuber

Anuradha Kuber is a promising vocalist of the young generation. She is one of the very few performers of the "Bhendi Bazar Gharana" gayaki. Anuradha started learning music since a very young age. She was trained in the gharana gayaki for 15 years by the veteran musician and guru Late PT. T. D. Janorikar. During the training period she learnt all the facets of the gayaki from her guru. A two years stay at the Aangeet Research Academy, Kolkata with her guruji was the highlight of her training phase. It added a different perspective to her musical thought process. Currently she is receiving training from the veteran harmonium maestro and musicologist Dr. Arawind Thatte.

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Rahul Ghorpade

Rahul Ghorpade

 

Shrikant Moghe

Shrikant Moghe

Veteran humorous actor, Director. Popular on Marathi stage & cinema.

Suhas Dharne

Yamaji Malkar

Yamaji Malkar sir, former editor of Sakal, is writing on his own blog. He deals with many social issues and give us a much needed insight to see at the problems.

Vinitaa Apte

Dr. Vinitaa Apte
President TERRE Policy Centre, Compere, Writer, Actress

Compered thousand of shows. Acted in Movies and Serials. Solo Performer. Her solo show SMRUTIGANDH is popular globally. She performed in US, Europe, South East Asia, Afrika and UAE. Coloum writer in leading Marathi News Papers. 4 Marathi books are at her credit.

Shivaji Satam

Shivaji Satam

Shivaji Satam is a renowned actor in the small and in the big screen. During his college days he performed in various acts and plays. He came into limelight with his role of Hambirao in Goa Hindu Association`s popular stage play `Raigadala Jenvha Jaag Yete`. While working in the Central Bank of India he participated in various inter bank competitions. His other performed plays in Savitri, Mahasaagar, Khandobache Lagin, and Swapna Gaane. Shivaji rose to fame with his role of ACP- Pradyuman in the serial C.I.D. on Sony TV Channel.

Savani Shende

Savani Shende

Sawani’s music is a beautiful soul searching journey where she mesmerizes audiences with pure yet aesthetical rendering of the Raga. Sawani’s confidence and mastery in Khayals, her crystal clear diction and overall sensitivity in presentation takes every performance to a very high aesthetic level.

She unfolds the Raga in a highly intellectual manner with spontaneous combinations which give the listeners a different happiness each time they hear her sing.

B. P. Sinha

B. P. Sinha

'Brijendra Pal Singh is an Indian television producer, who owns the Fireworks Productions. He is the creator and director-producer of the Indian TV series C.I.D., (April 1997 to present), the longest running TV series in India, which started CID Gallantry Awards in 2010. Also, he plays the role of DCP Citroley in CID, who sometimes appears in CID and is not a regular actor in CID. DCP Chitroley is a person who is the boss of the CID team and ACP Pradyuman. He always try to put CID team in trouble. He creates problem among them, but the way he reacts and talk is funny and hilarious. No one could judge is he a good (positive) character or bad (negative) character in CID? He also produced hit horror series Aahat, 1996 to 2010.

On October 8, 2004, a special episode, "The Inheritance" / C.I.D. 111, to mark the completion of seven years of CID in December, was shot in a single continuous shot for 111 minutes (one hour and 51 minutes), which landed the show in the Limca Book of Records as 'TV show - longest continual shot'. He originally belongs to Dehradun and studied at [Film and Television Instiute of India], Pune. He started his career working with state TV-channel Doordarshan in 1973 as a news camera-man and went on to handle the camera for another 10 years, before relocating to Mumbai. He made murder mystery TV film for Doordarshan, Sirf Char Din, while preparing for that film, he started visiting the Crime Branch of police, and befriended Inspector Jayant Wagle, and in the process developed a lifelong interest in detective work. Subsequently produced TV series, Ek Shunya Shunya for Doordarshan in 1980s, before relocating to Mumbai where he made a few Marathi serials for Doordarshan.

Suhas Dharne

Suhas Dharne

News reader on doordarshan since 1999. Satrted his career through Dropper’s academy. Presently working in IDBI.