Born on 1 August 1980 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Shrimati Yashaswi Nilesh Sirpotdar received her initial training in Hindustani vocal music from her grandmother, Shrimati Kalavati Sathe. Further, she groomed her art under the tutelage of Shrimati Padma Talwalkar. Shrimati Yashaswi Nilesh Sirpotdar has performed in many prestigious music festivals across the world. She has conducted lecture-demonstrations on various aspects of Hindustani music and has numerous recordings to her credit. In recognition of her talent, she has received several awards including the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarship from the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar, the Rajahansa Puraskar, the Surmani Award and the Chhatra Gandharva Award. Shrimati Yashaswi Nilesh Sirpotdar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for her notable talent in the field of Hindustani vocal music.