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Shubha Mudgal biography, age, birthday, family, performances & more

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Shubha Mudgal

Shubha Mudgal Biography
Name Shubha Mudgal
Birth Name Shubha Gupta
Known for A classical singer from India with a wide range of performances in Pop music, folk, Indian classical genre and in movie playback singing
Introduction Shubha Mudgal is an Indian singer of Hindustani classical music. Her repertoire includes several genres of Khayal, Dadra and Thumri. She is also involved as a singer in Indian popular music. She actually started performing as a Hindustani classical singer right from 1980s. She gained the reputation of an extremely talented singer from the outset. In the 1990s, she started her experiments with different forms of music which included pop and fusion. She has been involved in promoting music as a part of education curriculum in India.

Shubha Mudgal is known for supporting and associating herself with progressive organizations like ANHAD and SAHMAT

Personal Life
Important dates Birthday: 1 January 1959
Important places Birthplace: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Educational qualifications St. Mary’s Convent Inter College

Delhi University

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Family Father: Prof. Skand Gupta

Mother: Prof. Jaya Gupta (Both her parents were professors of English Literature at Allahabad University and had a very deep interest in Classical Hindustani Music along with the Kathak form of classical dance)

Siblings: Ragini

Spouse: Mukul Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan

Children: Dhaval Mudgal

Professional life
Teacher Pandit Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”, Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Pandit Vasant Thakar
Achievements and

Awards

  1. Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2000
  2. Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music at the 34th Chicago nternational Film Festival
  3. Yash Bharati Samman
  4. National Film Award
  5. Aadharshila Award 1996
  6. Kalashri Award from Raja Ram Mohan Roy Education Foundation 1997
  7. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
Lesser Known Facts
  1. Shubha Mudgal’s videos of songs like Ab Ke Saawan and Seekho Na have been very popular with young audiences
    1. As a child, Shubha and her sister used to go to a dance class to learn Kathak which she left later due to her lack of interest in the dance
    2. Shubha studied music under Pandit Mudgalya and also became his daughter-in-law later when she married his son Mukul Mudgal. She actually acquired her surname Mudgal by which she is known professionally after this marriage
    3. Along with her recordings and concerts, she also briefly ran a website named www.raagsangeet.com which was aimed at lovers of Classical Indian Music
    4. Shubha Mudgal along with her husband Aneesh Pradhan has started an online distribution platform for musicians which specializes in several forms of Indian music through the website www.UnderscoreRecords.com
    5. She has also started a project to preserve the rich Indian musical heritage by the name www.SangeetKosh.net which aims to be an online encyclopedia of Indian Music

Written by Neha Singh

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