Anuradha Pal



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Anuradha Pal

Anuradha Pal's story is that of courage, fortitude, commitment and creativity. Through sheer grit and insurmountable talent, she stormed the male bastion of Indian rhythm as a 9-year-old child prodigy & first generation musician, establishing herself as one of the World's leading and most innovative, classical Tabla players and composers, ‘who is constantly re-inventing and pushing the dimensions with her experimentations'.

Revered globally for her sparkling articulation, virtuosic repertoire, pinpoint rhythmic artistry and live wire performances that make an instant connect with world audiences, Anuradha Pal's superb tonal quality, technical brilliance, creative improvisations and complimenting musicality is founded on rigorous study and saadhana, mentored by her parents Ila & Devinder Pal. Creator of ‘Tabla Jugalbandi with herself‘, India's first all-female band called Stree Shakti and the amazing Sufi- Folk Band called SuFoRe, Tabla Star Anuradha Pal is famous for her masterful collaborations with leading Indian & international masters and interactive creations, as a Trailblazer & Torchbearer with many Musical and Socially impactful contributions to her credit!
  • ‘First Ladies awardee' from Honourable President of India for being the first female and Youngest Indian musician to perform at Woodstock and WOMAD festivals for 4 lakh and 1.5 lakh fans respectively, Anuradha has performed over 5000 concerts in 30 countries.
  • Outstanding musician of Ministry of Culture and ICCR (2018).
  • TOP Grade Vidushi of Prasar Bharati (2015).
  • Recipient of 108 awards and citations, including Maharashtra Government's highest cultural award, ‘Sanskrutic Puraskar' (2006).
  • Brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana as an inspirational female empowerment icon.
  • Appreciated as ‘Bharat ki Laxmi' (by Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi), and acknowledged in the Press, Who's Who Journals and various books for her unwavering efforts to empower the youth, women & marginalised music communities and to propagate Indian music, culture and spirituality worldwide.


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