| Anand Bhate|
| 1981– Active|
| Savitribai Phule Pune University|
Hindustani classical music
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
Rahul Deshpande, Bal Gandharva, Vasantrao Deshpande, Jayateerth Mevundi, Bhimsen Joshi
Anand Bhate Wikipedia
Anand Bhate (born 1971) also known as Anand Gandharva is a Hindustani classical vocalist from the Kirana Gharana. He is popular for his classical singing of songs from the Marathi film Balgandharva (2011).
Anand Bhate was born in Pune, India in 1971, in a family active in classical music. He inherited the singing tradition from his great grandfather Bhate Buva, who was a well known vocalist for Thumri and Natya Sangeet in the 19th century. By the age of 10, he had started systematic training in classical singing from Chandrashekhar Deshpande. He began his training under Yashwantbua Marathe, who introduced him to some of the intricacies of Khayal gayaki. Later he became a disciple of late Bhimsen Joshi, with whom he trained for 15 years.
His first public appearance was as a child in 1981, when he performed Balgandharva's gayaki on All India Radio, Doordarshan and had a tour in the USA. Over the years,he has performed all over India and abroad in many prestigious music festivals such as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Samaroha,Chaturang Pratishthan rangsammelan and Learn quest Music Conference.
Bhate has been recipient of numerous awards.He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the 2011 Marathi movie on the life of the legendary Marathi stage actor / singer Balgandharva
Bhate is gifted musicalLy as well as academically.He showed excellence in his school academic studies by getting on Pune Division merit lists for both his SSC and HSC examinations.He is a Software Professional working at Zensar Technologies, Pune.Honoured with the title “Anand Gandharva” in 1981 at the age of 10
Released an album of Natyasangeet in 1983
Swaryogini Dr. Prabha Atre award from Gaanvardhan & Tatyasaheb Natu foundation Pune, for his significant achievements and performing career.
Balgandharva Gunagaurav Puraskar by Balgandharva Sangeet Rasik Mandal
Pandit Ramkrishnabua Vaze Young Artiste Award in 2006
Dr. Prabha Atre Puraskar, by Ganawardhan, Pune in 2012
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Balgandharva (film)
Balagandharva Puraskar by Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad, Mumbai in 2012
Maharashtra State award