Anupama Bhagwat

Anupama Bhagwat

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Anupama Bhagwat is an Indian musician and sitar player from Bhilai, the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh. She is a disciple of renowned musician from Durg, Bimalendu Mukherjee. She trained sitar in Imdadkhani gharana from the guru. Currently she is based in Bangalore and is regular in musical circuit with her performances. She is one of the accomplished and innovative female sitar players of present generation. The asteroid 185325 Anupabhagwat, discovered by Italian amateur astronomer Vincenzo Silvano Casulli in 2006, is named in her honour.


Anupama Bhagwat hails from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. She started learning sitar at the age of 9. R. N. Verma was her first guru. During her early teens, she started learning under Bimalendu Mukherjee of the Imdadkhani gharana. She stood first in the All India Radio competition in 1994 and received a scholarship from HR department, government of India for 1993-1996. She received the title 'Surmani' by Sur Shringar Sansad in 1995. Since then she has been performing in different music concerts and festivals in India and abroad. Currently she is settled in Bangalore with her family. Anupama plays in the Gayaki style and has also done many creative compositions which she performs on stage.


Over the years Anupama has carved a niche in Indian Classical Music with a versatile & eclectic style. Since 1995 she has fully dedicated her life to the world of music, and has completed 2 decades in this field. Anupama obtained her Masters in music from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, and has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council (USA) four times in the 2000s. She has collaborated on World-Music performances such as Lotus Festival, Global Rhythms, Cincinnati Choir etc and has also given jugalbandi performances with renowned artists.

Published: January 28, 2019

Updated: January 28, 2019

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