Anuja Zokarkar


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 Awards.
• 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 contemporary music.

• 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 Pune.


Performances :-
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
• Karanja
• Maharashtra Samaj, Mhow
• Satya Sai Seva Samiti, Indore & Pune


Contact :-
Address :- Anuja Zokarkar
UF-7, Sweet Home Society,
Erandwane,
Pune - 411004
E-mail :- anuja.music@gmail.com
Mobile :- +91 9049530639

 

 
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