Sanjeev Abhyankar

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Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar
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Background information
Birth nameSanjeev Abhyankar
Born (1969-10-05) 5 October 1969 (age 52)
Pune, India
GenresKhayal, Bhajans
Occupation(s)Indian Classical and Devotional Singer
Years active1980–1983, 1989–present

Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar (born 1969) is a Hindustani classical music vocalist of the Mewati Gharana.[1] He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1999 for his song, Suno Re Bhaila, in the Hindi film, Godmother[citation needed] and also the Kumar Gandharva National Award 2008 from the Govt of Madhya Pradesh for sustained excellence in the field of Classical Arts.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Sanjeev Abhyankar was born on 5 October 1969 in Pune, India to Shobha Abhyankar. He started learning Hindustani classical music at the age of eight, groomed by his mother and his guru Pimpalkhare and later from Pandit Jasraj.[2]

Singing career[edit]

Abhyankar rendered his first stage performance in Mumbai at the age of 11 in 1981.[3] Sanjeev has given vocal for Essence of Life, a dance group conceptualized by Dega Deva Kumar Reddy to spread Jiddu Krishnamurti's teachings across India.[4]

Film discography[edit]

  • Tum Gaye (with Lata Mangeshkar), Maachis [1996]
  • Yeh Hai Shaan Banaras Ki, Banaras (2005)
  • Lai Ja Re Badra, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000)
  • Sada Sumiran Karle, Dashavatar (2008)
  • Suno Re Suno Re Bhayina Ke, Godmother (1998)
  • Rukhe Naina, Maqbool (2003)
  • Tu Astis Tar, Coffee Ani Barach Kahi (2015)


  1. Sanjeev Abhyankar
  2. Sanjeev Abhyankar Profile Archived 26 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. A flight of his own The Hindu, 8 December 2006.
  4. "A Melange of Mediums". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

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