Deep Shikha [Lucknow-Senia Gharana]
During the last decade many youngsters have taken music as a serious life occupation and their individual abilities have brought them enviable success. DeepShikha is one of them. Born in Lucknow in a traditional family of Music Lovers, she had an aptitude for Music right from her childhood.
She received her guidance of classical music under Guru-Shishya Parampara from Ustad Gulshan Bharti, an authentic and well-known soloist of Lucknow-Senia, Prof. Prem Singh Kinot (ex.Principal-Bhatkhande Music Institute) and Sri Kamal David. Presently she is pursuing Ph.D in Hinustani Classical Music.
Apart from the Traditional Style of Khayal Gayaki, she also holds her command in Semi-Classical and Light Music. A Graduate in Arts from prestigious Lucknow University and a Post-Graduate in Music from Bhatkhande (Deemed) Music University, she has successfully accomplished the following:
- M.A.(Music) from Bhatkhande (Deemed) Music University Lucknow; TOPPER with Distinction Marks.
- Sangeet Nipun from Bhatkhande Music Institute Lucknow; TOPPER with First Devision.
- Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkhande Music Institute Lucknow.
Performed for the first time at the opening ceremony ofPT. NIKHIL BANERJI SANGEET SAMMHELAN Lucknow at the tutelage of 10 years. Since then she has given several performances at state & national level. Some of the major performances include:
- Classical & Semi-classical recitals in LUCKNOW DOORDARSHAN, DELHI DOORDARSHAN, AASTHA TV, KERALAI TV etc
- National Convention organized by the Federation of PTI Employees Union Lucknow.
- Maha Kumbha Festival organized by Dept. of Culture & Dept. of Tourism jointly, Allahbad.
- Bhatkhande Sangeet Sandhya organized by Bhatkhande (Deemed) Music University, Lucknow
- Awadh Sandhya organized by U.P.Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow.
- AntaraginiI, organized by IIT Kanpur
- Lucknow Mahotsava organized by Dept. of Tourism & Dept. of Culture (U.P.), Lucknow.
- Folk Arts Society of India, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
- 14th Pt. Nikhil Banerjee Sangeet Samhelan organized by Sangeet Bhawan Academy, Lucknow.
- Kerela Fine Arts Society organized by Kamukara Foundation-Kerela, Cochin & Trivendrum.
- Bundel Kala Samagam organized by U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy,Jhansi.
- Rang Mahotsava-2005 organized by District Agricultural and Industrial Fair Etha (UP).
- Pratibha Utsav-2005 organized by North Central Zone Cultural Center Allahbad (U.P.)
- Triveni Sangeet Sabha-2006, Chandigarh.
- Horizon organized by ICCR & U.P.SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY jointly.
- 45th Kal ke Kalakaar Sangeet Samhelan organized by Sur-Singaar Sansad, Mumbai.
- Represented herself in several Music Events at State and National level such as VNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL, U.P. SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY, YOUTH FESTIVAL-LUCKNOW MAHOTSAVA, SANSKRITIKI- UNIVERSITY OF LUCKNOW, ROATARY CLUB etc
Awards & Scholarships
- National Scholarship in the field of Hindustani Classical (Vocal) under Ustad Gulshan Bharti by Ministry of Culture for a period of Two Years.
- GURUKUL SCHOLARSHIP in the field of Hindustani Classical (Vocal) under Pt. Ramashraya Jha by SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth).
- SURMANI in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music by Sur Singaar Sansad, Mumbai.
- PT. NIKHIL BANERJEE SMRITI AWARD to budding Artists in the field of Classical Music by Sangeet Bhawan Music Academy, Lucknow.
- SMT. LAXMI DEVI ATAL SMRITI AWARD for outstanding contribution in the field of Music.
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