Anuja belongs to an eminent musical family in Indore, and has been
drawn towards Indian Classical Music since a very early age. She is
fortunate to be the daughter and disciple of renowned vocalist
Vidushi Kalpana Zokarkar, and carries forward the legacy of
Sangeet Samrat Ustad Rajab Ali Khan of Dewas, the guru of her
grandfather Pt. Krishnarao (Mamasaheb) Mujumdar.
Blessed with an inherently melodious voice, Anuja has had the
good fortune of being raised in a musical environment. She started
training under her mother since her childhood and got the opportunity
to perform at various live performances and recordings at a
very young age.
Anuja won her first competition at the age of 8 years and then there
was no looking back. She won many competitions at inter school
and inter college level.
She recorded her first album at the tender age of 11 years.
Anuja was featured on Baalvaani and Yuva Vaani on Akashvaani,
Indore several times.
Anuja has been training under her mother and guru Vidushi
Kalpana Zokarkar since her childhood and is determined to carry
her rich legacy forward through her music.
In addition to Classical music, she renders compositions of semiclassical
and light music like Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Hori, Jhoola,
Ghazal and Bhajan with a good command and authenticity.
She has been performing all over the country and has won accolades
and appreciation through her performances. She captivates
audiences by blending her legacy of age-old musical traditions with
her modern sensibilities.
Awards and Achievements :-
• Won many competitions of classical and light music since her
early school days.
• She has been awarded a Sangeet Vishaarad degree from the Indira
Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya.
• She has done her B.A. in Music from SNDT University, Mumbai
securing highest marks and 3 awards.
• She has secured highest marks and Gold Medal in M.A. Music
from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune.
• Anuja won a silver medal in the prestigious All India Radio Competition
in the category of Ghazals in 2010 and is a graded artist
of A.I.R. She has a B-high grade in Ghazals and Light Classical
music and B grade in Indian Classical music.
• She stood 1st in the All India Classical Music competition organised
by Swar Vilas, Vadodara in 2013.
• She was awarded the “Yuva Gayika Puraskar” in Pune in the
presence of many artists and dignitaries.
• Anuja has done playback singing for the Marathi movie “Baabu
Band Baaja”, which was awarded the best movie in the Pune International
Film festival & has won many International and National
• She has also sung the title track for the movie “Pratisaad”, which
has been widely acclaimed in the Marathi film musical community.
• Currently, Anuja is regularly featured on the channel Active Javed
Akhtar, where she has recorded and shot several songs for the
famous lyricist and film writer Javed Akhtar.
• Anuja has also been featured on several other TV shows, including
the reality show “Gaurav Maharashtracha” which was aired
on ETV Marathi.
• She has also been interviewed by the famous Marathi and Hindi
actress Varsha Uzgaonkar for Sahyadri TV, where Anuja elaborated
on her musical journey, and her outlook on traditional and
• Anuja was among the top 5 contestants in the reality show“SaReGaMaPa” which was aired on Zee Marathi in 2017-2018.
• She has been featured on the TV show ‘Sargam” which is aired
on Zee Yuva, for which she performed a Marathi ghazal by the
Semiclassical music exponent Smt. Shobha Gurtu.
• She performed at Zee Marathi Awards 2016 which was aired on
the TV channel Zee Marathi.
• She has also given her voice to multiple commercial albums in
Hindi and Marathi.
• Anuja is also learning various music techniques and compositions
from a number of experts and musicologists in Mumbai and
She regularly performs in Classical & Light music concerts and
shows nation-wide. She is fortunate to have had the opportunity to
share stage with some of the most eminent musicians and maestros
and has performed in several prestigious concerts in cities like
Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Delhi, Banaras, Baroda, Sangli, Bhopal,
Goa, Jabalpur, Ahmedabad etc.
A few of her prominent performances include -
• GaanPrabha Sangeetotsav by Hridayesh Arts, Mumbai
• N.C.P.A., Mumbai
• Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai
• Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Sangeet Mahotsav, Sangli
• Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki Mahotsav, Goa
• Aarambh Festival at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
• Suburban Music Circle, Mumbai
• Samarth Seva Mandal, Sajjangadh
• Shani Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh, Indore
• Swar Sudha, Baroda
• Vi Vi Da Samaroh, Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Pune
• Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyalay, Jabalpur
• Swarayan, Pune
• Sadhana Kala Manch, Pune
• Marathi Sahitya Academy, Bhopal
• Swar Ninad, Bhusawal
• Kalidas Academy, Ujjain
• Shuddhanaad and Kalanidhi, Pune
• Indira Kala Sangeet Vishvavidyalay, Khairagadh
• Subah-E-Banares, Varanasi
• Malhar Smriti Mandir, Dewas
• Maharashtra Samaj, Mhow
• Satya Sai Seva Samiti, Indore & Pune
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