Born on 20 July 1978, in Kelaginoor, Karnataka, Shri Dhananjay
Hegde, received his training in music under the tutelage of his
mother Smt Geeta Hegde. Later he learnt under Shri Venkatesh
Kumar and Shri Vinayak Torvi.
Shri Dhananjay Hegde has performed all over India and abroad and is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He did Sangeet Visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, and has received fellowships from the Ministry of Human Resources Development and Centre for Cultural Resources and Training. He is the recipient of the SaMaPa Yuva Ratan Samman, New Delhi and the Aryabhatta Yuva Puraskar. He was featured among the best artists in the country by Outlook Magazine's New Year special.
Shri Dhananjay Hegde is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for 2013-2014 for his notable talent in the field of Hindustani vocal music.