Biography

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“I was destined to be a musician.. I couldn’t have been anyone else.. Music is inside me, God never fails the true believer”

These are the true thoughts of none other than Sangeeta Katti Kulkarni whose journey with the seven notes of music, has been a wonderful experience exploring different genres – be it Hindustani Classical, Light Classical, Bhajans, Folk or Film. By the grace of her gurus she has succeeded in every platform she has entered.

Sangeeta is one of the leading Hindustani Classical Vocalists amongst the young brigade of artists of India.

Sri Shankaracharya Peetha, Shringeri Matt, Shringeri has honored Sangeeta by giving her the title “Aasthana Vidhushi

Sangeeta has been awarded the prestigious Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (The Highest Civilian award of the State) in 2006–07 by the State Government.

Sangeeta has been the recipient of Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru Rashtreeya Puraskar in the year 2011 in Hindustani Classical.

Sangeeta has bagged several meritorious awards for her melodious compositions and albums..

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]It was the Saraswati pooja day of Dasara, 7th of Octobor, a baby girl was born in the musically fertile land – Dharwad. Dr. H.A. Katti and Smt. Bharathi Katti named the girl SANGEETA, through the ‘prerna’ of Sri Raghavendra Swamy of Mantralayam. Be it co-incidental or destined as she was, Sangeeta has remained true to her name.

Though Dr. Katti was not a musician himself, his immense interest towards Bharateeya Sangeet inspired and influenced Sangeeta a lot. Dr. Katti had recognized the child’s immense talent very early. He hence nurtured her talent and provided the forum for her to shine. At a tender age of 4, she gave her first stage performance. Her first album was released when she was 13.

At a very young age, she was fortunate to have the blessings of the legendary SANGEET SAMRAT NAUSHAD SAHAB of Indian Cinema, which paved her path to learn Hindustani Classical music.

From that day onwards, she has never looked back and her Musical Journey continues…

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Sangeeta has rich performance experience in Hindustani Vocal as well as Bhajans, Vachanas, Dasavani , Abhangs, Bhavageet, Folk Music and Playback singing.

Sangeeta to date has over 4500 concerts to her credit, has traveled across the globe. Blessed with a unique sonorous voice, she has a wide range of singing versatility and modulation which is evident in her albums in Classical, Devotional, Light music, Bhajans, Vachanas, Folk and play back singing. The way she holds the audience spellbound with her unique presentation of different facets of music, makes her more special a Performer.

She also has teaching experience as a faculty in Hindustani Vocal music at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore.

Sangeeta is a distinct student in Chemistry Graduation and is well versed in several languages including Kannada, Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil, etc.

Sangeeta has bagged several prestigious awards for her melodious compositions and albums. Leading recording companies like Master Rec. Co., Chennai, HMV , Lahari Rec. Co and Sangeet Sagar etc. have released a good number of Audio Cassettes and CD’s of Sangeeta.

Sangeeta has the privilege of having worked with leading Music directors like Upendra Kumar, C Ashwath, M.Ranga Rao, Vijay Bhaskar, M.M.Keerawani, Hamsalekha, V Manohar and others. She has also sung with leading maestros of India like Dr. M Balamurali Krishna, Dr. Rajkumar, Dr.S.P.Balasubramanyam, Dr. K.J. Yesudas, Dr. P.B Srinivas and others. Sangeeta is an ‘A’ grade artist in Classical and Light Music both on AIR and Telivision, and has a rich experience of singing in 9 different Lanugages.

Having successfully toured abroad, all over UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Gulf and Canada, Sangeeta has established herself as one of the most prominent musicians of her time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]