Mukul Kulkarni

Disciple of Pandit Arun Kashalkar and Pandit Sharad Sathe, Mukul Kulkarni is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Gwalior- Agra gharana.

Mukul started learning Hindustani classical vocal at the age of 10. His initial training started under the guidance of Shri N.G. Paramane. He then picked up nuances of music under the guidance of Mrs. Sukhada Kane, Kolhapur while pursuing his bachelor’s degree. After his graduation in Mechanical Engineering, Pandit Vikas Kashalkar of Gwalior gharana took Mukul under his tutelage. Under his guidance, Mukul completed his Master’s degree in Music from the University of Pune, being awarded a Gold Medal for achieving the highest ranking. Presently, Mukul is receiving taleem under the watchful eyes of Pandit Arun Kashalkar of Gwalior-Agra gharana. He also receives taleem from Pandit Sharad Sathe on traditional compositions of 'Gwalior Gharana'. From his taleem, Mukul has gained a large repertoire of traditional old khayals of the Gwalior gharana, as well as tapkhayal and tappa.

Mukul has travelled extensively in India and abroad for his vocal performances; he has performed in major cities such as Ahemdabad, Benaras, Bokaro, Goa, Jhansi, Kochi, Kota, Kolhapur, Mumbai, and Pune. In addition, his tours to the UK, July 2013 and 2014, received a wide acclaim.

He is an 'A' grade artist, awarded by Akashwani (All India Radio), and his music is broadcast regularly on ‘Tarang’, an internet radio dedicated to Indian Classical Music. Mukul has been imparting Hindustani classical vocal lessons to a few serious students of music online, as well as to a few students based in India, for the last 4 years.