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Shankar Bapu Apegaonkar, born Shankar Shinde, was an Indian classical musician and an exponent of the Indian percussion instrument by name pakhawaj. Born in 1911 in a Marathi family, he followed the Varkari tradition of music. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shree in 1986.
2. Parvati Datta
Guru and researcher Parwati Dutta started her dance journey at the age of three in Bhopal. She specialised in Kathaks under Pandi Birju Maharaj and trained in Odissi under Madhavi Mudgal. She is currently the Director of Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, Aurangabad which is devoted to the dissemination, training and promotion of the ancient classical performing arts base on Guru Shishya tradition.
3. Saniya Patankar
Saniya Patankar, a role model of dedication, hard work and patience. She is an artist in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. She is blessed with an exceptionally sweet voice.
Besides being a regular artist of Aakashwani, All India Radio, she has travelled extensively all over India and have performed in all the prestigious conferences and music circles and received acclaim. Hindustani Classical Concert by Saniya Patankar
Hindustani Classical Vocal Recital (Shastriya Gayan) by Saniya Patankar. Saniya Patankar is an outstanding vocalist in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. Her music is a beautiful blend of intelligence and emotions.
4. Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh (born 20 July 1980) is an Indian actress. She is best known for her role of Gauri in the 2001 epic sports-drama Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. Singh is also a trained Bharatnatyam and Odissi dancer. She shot to fame for playing the role of Dinki in Zee TV's serial 'Amanat' in 1997.
2002: Won - IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year - Female - Special Award for Lagaan
2002: Won - Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Lagaan
2002: Won - Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut for Lagaan
2002: Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Lagaan
5. Adnan Sami
Born: August 15, 1973 (age 43), London, United Kingdom
Adnan Sami Khan is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor. He performs Indian and western music, specially for Bollywood movies. His most notable instrument is the piano. He is the first person in musical history to play Indian classical music on the piano in a style he pioneered and created through the Indian instrument called the "Santoor".
6. Kunal Ganjawala
Kunal Ganjawala (born 14 April 1972) is a popular playback singer whose songs are mostly featured in Hindi and Kannada films. He has also sung in Marathi, Bengali and other official languages of India. Kunal began his career by singing jingles.
"Best Male Playback Singer"
"RD Burman Award for New Music Talent"
7. Vaishali Samant
Vaishali Samant is an Indian playback singer. Her debut song "Aika Dajiba" made sensation all over India. Her most well known song is "Chalka Re" from Saathiya by A. R. Rehman. She won MTV Asia music awards, Singapore in 2004.
8. Abhijeet Sawant
Born: October 7, 1981 (age 34), Mumbai
Abhijeet Sawant is an Indian playback singer, television actor and anchor and the winner of Indian Idol. He was the first runner up of Clinic All Clear - Jo Jeeta Wahi Superstar, and finished third in Asian Idol.
9. Swapnil Bandodkar
Swapnil Bandodkar is known for his work on Chashme Bahaddar (2006), Shan (2006) and Satrangi Re (2012).
10. Hrishikesh Ranade
Born: October 18, 1981 (age 34), Pune
Hrishikesh Ranade is an Indian playback singer in Marathi film industry. He has sung songs in Hindi, Marathi and in some other Indian languages. He won Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Maharashtracha Ajacha Awaaj.
11. Amruta Khanvilkar
Born: November 23, 1984 (age 31), Mumbai
Amruta Khanvilkar is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood and Marathi movies. She has appeared in Hindi and Marathi films and established herself as one of Marathi cinema's leading actresses and an accomplished dancer.
12. Sonali Kulkarni
Born: October 18, 1981 (age 34), Pune
Sonali Kulkarni is an Indian actress who mainly acts in Marathi and Bollywood films. After working as a model in her early career, Kulkarni made her debut in Kedar Shinde's film "Bakula Namdev Ghotale"