Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

  • Birth Name Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
  • Born 07-10-1960
  • Occupation Singer
  • Year Active 1980
  • Origin Mumbai, India
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    Career beginnings

    Amongst the young vocalists of the Jaipur Atrauli tradition, the name of AshwiniBhide-Deshpande has been accepted today, as an artiste of great calibre. She has been singing on a number of prestigious platforms in India as well as abroad and has enthralled her listeners everywhere with her mellifluous voice and aesthetic style. Ashwini began her training at the age of five under the guidance of Pt. NarayanraoDatar. After receiving her 'SangeetVisharad' from GandharvaMahavidyalaya, she began to polish the facets of her musical excellence under her mother Smt. ManikBhide, a great Khayal singer herself. Ashwini inherits all that is best in her mother's style and has also added a lot to her repertoire with sensitivity and intellect. Presently she has been receiving guidance from Pt. RatnakarPai, a veteran of her gharana. Systematic exposition of the Raag structure, brilliant phrasing, variety of taan patterns, ease and grace in all the three octaves and the characteristic Behlaos and Taan of Jaipur style mark her singing. Her choice of the 'cheez' compositions and the careful attention she pays to the words and the mood add a rare emotive quality to her singing. She does not merely sing the dry grammar of the Raag but builds it up as an aesthetically pleasing experience. Stationed in Bombay, Ashwini is a graduate in Microbiology and a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Bombay. Whatever the field, absolute brilliance scintillates absolutely!

    Latest Awards


    • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

      Hindustani Music - Vocal

      Sangeet Natak Akademi Award -2014
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