Shruti Sadoliakr Katkar



Born on 9 November 1951 in Kurundwad, Maharashtra, Shrimati Shruti Sadolikar Katkar received her initial training in music from her father Wamanrao D. Sadolikar. Later, she honed her art under Gulubhai Jasdanwalla and Azizuddin Khan. She has also learnt Haveli Sangeet from Goswami Parag Baba, and belongs to the Jaipur-Atrauli school of Hindustani music.
A top-grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Shrimati Shruti Sadolikar has performed extensively at music festivals both in India and abroad. She has served as Professor of Music at the University of Bombay, and has been visiting faculty at the Rotterdam Conservatory, Netherlands, the S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai, and the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. She has conducted seminars and workshops on music at institutions including the ITC Sangeet Research Academy. She has also lent her voice to a few films such as the Hollywood film Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci and Paheli by Amol Palekar. At present, she is serving as Vice-Chancellor of the Bhatkhande Music Institute, a deemed university in Lucknow. She has many recordings to her credit.
For her service to music, Shrimati Shruti Sadolikar has received several honours including the Sangeet Shiromani conferred by the Kashi Sangeet Samaj, Varanasi.
Shrimati Shruti Sadolikar Katkar receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Hindustani vocal music.