Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar

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Arati Ankalikar Tikekar
Ankalikar-Tikekar performing in a live concert
Ankalikar-Tikekar performing in a live concert
Background information
Born (1963-01-27) January 27, 1963 (age 59)
Bijapur, Karnataka
OriginMumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music
  • Classical vocalist
  • Playback singer
Years active1975–present

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar (born 27 January 1963) is a Indian classical singer who is active mostly in Marathi, Konkani and Hindi film Industry; known for singing in Agra as well as Gwalior and Jaipur style. She has received two National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.

Ankalikar-Tikekar has been credited by audio cassettes and CD recordings. She was the main playback singer for the Sham Benegal's film, Sardari Begum. She is known for her albums Tejomay Nadbrahm, Raag-Rang, and, playback for the movies Antarnaad, De dhakka, Savlee, and the hit Sardari Begum, Ek Hazarachi Note. Her daughter Swanandi Tikekar who is in her mid-twenties is an actress.

As a singer[edit]

She has been the main playback singer for several Marathi, Konkani as well as Hindi films, namely:

TV appearances[edit]

Ankalikar-Tikekar has made appearances on television interviews, Reality Shows and as a guest judge on music shows. The following list consists few appearances on Marathi television networks.

Type of Show Name Role Network Name
Interview Ashi Manase Yeti interviewee Mi Marathi
Interview Khupte Tithe Gupte interviewee Zee Marathi
Concert Elgaar Soloist ETV Marathi
Concert Rutu Hirawa Soloist Mi Marathi
Concert Good Morning Maharashtra Soloist Zee Marathi
Music Competition Idea SaReGaMaPa – Season 2 Guest Judge Zee Marathi
Music Competition Idea SaReGaMaPa – Season 2 Grand Finale Special Appearance Zee Marathi


Ankalikar-Tikekar has performed all over the world at prestigious venues, including the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada in 2019 for the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto.[1]

Accomplishments and awards[edit]

Ankalikar-Tikekar received her first National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the Konkani cinema, Anternaad, based on the life of a classical singer for the year 2006.[2]

She received Maharashtra State Film Awards, for the Marathi Film, De Dhakka. Later, in 2013, she was awarded with National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the second time in the Marathi movie, Samhita.[3] She is married to Indian film actor, Uday Tikekar.[4]


  1. "Stree Shakti: Celebrating Women in Music | Aga Khan Museum (September 7, 2019)". Aga Khan Museum. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  2. "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. "National Film Awards 2013". Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. Report pubes Arati ankalikar; tikekar bags national award for a second time. DNA India.

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