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Awards and Accolades

  • A recipient of the Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava award 2006-2007 (Highest honor of the state)
  • Described as ” Wonder in Music ” by Sangeet Samrat Naushad Sahab, when Sangeeta was just 4 years.
  • Performed Classical Music as a child prodigy on children’s day through ‘Akashwani’ in November 1975.
  • Received the unique blessings of Mother Teresa in the year 1977.
  • Recorded the first Bhajan Album Dasamanjari at the young age of 13 .
  • 1st rank to the State in Junior,Senior and Vidwat exams in Hindustani Classical Vocal.
  • Recipient of the AIR annual awards in Hindustani Classical and Light Music.
  • Represented the state of Karnataka at the National Music Festival, South Central Zone, Nagpur -1987.
  • Represented the state in Hindustani Classical Vocal for the “National Integration Camp” held at CCERT – NEW DELHI in 1990.
  • Represented Karnataka at the AKKA Conventions, UK and USA.
  • Sung with Maestros like Dr. M Balamurali Krishna, K J Yesudas (Live in Chicago), P.B Srinivas, S.P. Balasubramanyam and Dr. Rajakumar.
  • Worked with the renowned music directors of South India Like Upendra Kumar, M Ranga Rao, Vijay Bhaskar, Rajan Nagendra , C Ashwath , M M Keeravani , Hamsalekha , V Manohar and Others.
  • Received great words of appreciation and blessings from Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar for singing his Thumri Compositions for Akashwani Bangalore.
  • Personally Congratulated by Smt Sonia Gandhi, President AICC for rendering “Vande Mataram” at the 62nd AICC plenary session held at Bangalore
  • Lecture demo presented on the Role of Women in Music and Significance of Indian Music at The OHIO State University,US.
  • Worked as a Composer for several Albums and Shows , researched on the project Sangeet – Sarita, an introduction of Indian Classical ragas through Indian Cinema and successfully rendered these shows all over the world.

List of Concerts

  • Mysore Dasara (Darbar Hall) festival in 1983, 1987, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014
  • 51st Sawai Gandharva Sangeetotsav, Pune – December 2003.
  • Hampi Utsav – 1989, 1993, 1998 , 2004, 2007, 2010 .
    (A National Cultural fest conducted by Govt of Karnataka)
  • Other important state festivals like
  • – Sahyadri utsav – 1998
    – Navsarpur utsav – 1991
    – Hoysala utsav – 2004
    – Kittur Utsav – 2004
  • The Spirit of Unity Concerts for Universal Integration – 1998 (Bobbili, Vizianagaram) 2000 (Vishakhapatnam).
  • Mahakumbha Mela, Haridwar, Uttaranchal April 2010.
  • Several other important places like Mumbai , Goa , Delhi, Nasik, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai , Bangalore, Mantralayam and others.
  • The Spirit of Unity Concerts for Universal Integration – 1998 (Bobbili, Vizianagaram) 2000 (Vishakhapatnam).
  • Mahakumbha Mela, Haridwar, Uttaranchal April 2010.
  • Several other important places like Mumbai , Goa , Delhi, Nasik, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai , Bangalore, Mantralayam and others.

Important concerts abroad

UK
* Vishwa Kannada Sammelana , Millenium Meet at Manchester – Aug 2000, Aug 2008 .
Young Kannadigas at London, Rajyotsava celebrations, Nov 2008.
* UKKV Ugadi at Cardiss, April 2011.

USA
* AKKA Conventions at Houston, Texas, – Sep 2000, Detroit Michigan – Sep 2002, Orlando Florida, Sep 2004, Baltimoore, MD, Sep 2006
* Basant Bahar, California.- 2002,2004. NA Kannadigas – 2000, 2002. Kannada Kuta LA & Sandiego – 2002
* Sri Venkateshwara Temple , Pittsburgh – 2002 and Purandara dasa day , June 2004.
* Kannada Sangha Atlanta – 2000. VSNA Convention, Atlanta – July 2004.
* Kannada Kuta, Hindu Temple & Other associations at Chicago – 2000, 2002 , 2004, 2006, 2008
* Sai Baba Temple , Aurora, IL- 2004
* HTGC , Lemont IL – 2002
* Pampa Kannada Kuta at MI, 2002, 2004. Michigan Symphony, Detroit, MI (2010).
* Musi Community of Greater Metropolitan Detroit, MI 2002 …
* Kaveri Kannada Kuta, MD – 2000, 2002, 2004 …West Virginia & Washington DC …
* Music Community of greater Metropolitan Detroit, MI – Sep 2002
* Triveni (Brindavan) Kannada Sanga at NJ and NY – 2000, 2002, 2004
* CVHTS, Connecticut – 2002, 2004
* Annual Music and Dance Festival , ICHS , Dallas, TX – 2004. Mallige Kannada Kuta, Dallas , TX – 2000.
* Kannada Association of Northern California and Los Angeles – 2000, 2002
* Kannada Association St. Louis – 2004
* Mallige Kannada Sangha at Clarion Hotel Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana – 2004.Gita Mandal Indianapolis, Indiana – 2004
* Swanranjali – Columbus, Ohio- 2000, 2004
* VMS Sri Jayathirtha Aradhana Day Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2004

Other Associations like
* Sunnyvale Temple, California , Birmingham – Alabama , Sandiego , Evansville – IN, Louiville – KY, Hindu Temple, Detroit etc…

Canada
* Kannada Association – Toronto – 2000, 2004
* Rendered Vande Mataram at The Panorama India – Indo – Canadian Cultural Fest. Toronto – 2004

Australia
* Successful tour (APKO) in 2009 – Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide etc

New Zealand
* APKO in 2009 – Auckland. Sangeeta Sarita in 2010 – Auckland

Hong Kong
* APKO – India Association, 2009

Bahrain
* SAARTHA Foundation in Nov 2010 …

Titles
Sangeeta Bharati
Gana Kogile

Awards
* Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award -2006-07, the higest civilian award. The Best Title Tracks , Best Singer award – Mudalamane (2008-09), Mahanavami (2010)
* Swaramandar for best album of the year -2001
* Aryabhata awards in the year – 1995(Best Play Back Singer), 2000 (Best Album), 2004 (Best Singer Award ).
* Knock Out Udaya TV Award for the Best Play Back Singing for the film Nagamandala – 1998
* Chitra Rasikara Sanga Award for best play back singing for the film Kalyana Mantapa – 1992- 93