Entertainment Education Conference

Shubha Mudgal

Internationally-acclaimed singer and musician of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music

Born into a musically dedicated family, Shubha Mudgal has been trained by some of the finest musicians and musicologists in India. Through her musical journey, Shubha has been relentlessly working on social issues.  Along with her husband, Aneesh Pradhan she has composed music from poetry written by various unknown poets from the period of the freedom struggle rousing nationalism, in an effort to acquaint modern audiences with the sentiments of our forefathers. Shubha’s richly textured voice has successfully amplified several social issues, including women's rights, democracy and securalism to name a few.  Shubha has been closely involved with several projects related to music education in India. Currently a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education constituted by the Government of India, Shubha also chaired a focus group discussing the need for introducing an arts education program in mainstream school education during the National Curriculum Framework 2005.

Trained by Pandit Ram Ashreya Jha she also received guidance from Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Pandit Vasant Thakar. She later learnt stylistic techniques from well-known maestros Pandit Jitendra Abhishek and Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Padma Shri from the Government of India in the year 2000, and the Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival, 1998. 


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