Veena Sahasrabuddhe



Born on 14 September 1948 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Shrimati Veena Sahasrabuddhe received her initial training in music from her father Shankar Shripad Bodas, a student of Vishnu Digambar Paluskar of the Gwalior gharana. Her brother Kashinath Shankar Bodas taught her in her childhood. Alongside the teaching at home, she was groomed by Balwant Rai Bhatt , Vasant Thakar, and Gajananbuwa Joshi.
Shrimati Veena Sahasrabuddhe is today a front-ranking Khayal artist, who retains in her gayaki the strengths of the Gwalior gharana melded with elements of the Kirana and Jaipur schools. This has made for a pleasing style that attracts the afficionado and the lay listener. Her rendering of Bhajans holds great appeal to her audiences. Teaching music has also been a serious vocation for Shrimati Sahasrabuddhe. She has taught her students both at home and at institutions including the S.N.D.T. College of Arts for Women, Pune (1985-90), the Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune (1994), the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2002-4), and l.I.T. Kan pur (2009). She has performed at many prestigious venues including the Tansen Samaroh at Gwalior, the Sawai Gandharva festival at Pune, and the Vokalfestival in Stockholm. She has issued a large number of CDs under well-known labels. Besides Khayals, Bhajans, and Taranas, her recordings include talks on music, lecture-demonstrations, and recitations of Sanskrit stotras , She has published her doctoral thesis on Tarana, titled Taranvavishaii Kahi Sangitik Vichar (1988); a book of her family's Khayal compositions, Nad Ninnd (2000); and Uttaradhikar (2000), a collection of writings by herself, her father, and her brother.
Shrimati Veena Sahasrabuddhe is the recipient of several honours for her work, chief among which is the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1993).
Shrimati Veena Sahasrabuddhe receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Hindustani music.