Remember the singing show- Antakshari on DD in 90’s, yes. If anyone who is in his/her 30’s will recall her as the icon figure & personality, host with Anu Kapoor on the show. She is Durga Jasrag . Born on 12 September 1964 to the famous classical vocalist
in Mumbai. Her mother’s name is Madhura Pandit. Her maternal grandfather is a famous film director V. Shantaram. She has a brother
, who is himself a music director.
She is a trained classical vocalist & has performed in so many events with her father. Her interest in acting shows her versatile nature. She is very beautiful & acted in Ketan Anand’s film - Aaja Meri Jaan & the very famous TV serial Chandrakanta.
She is the first woman who established the Indian Music Academy (IMA) in 2006, as the tribute & dedication to music. Her company provides platform to a lot of music genres.
She is a Hindustani Classical singer & understands the need of classical music up gradation in the society. Her company – IMA also performs an annual award function from 2007. She is the person behind various activities & programs for Indian Music like Indian Jalsa.
She has the company in the name of Art & Artistes. She is the most recognized & famous person in the music industry. As with her art & artistes initiative, she has reached to a mass number of musicians, which helps to promote individual work of music like Indian classical, Semi Indian classical, folk etc. Every genre gets attention to her, to promote & upgrade the level & reach to the audience. IMA works as a philanthropist also, as it is very keen to save the old deteriorating classic music. Art & artists also do a lot of Intellectual property work like Jalsa, Panchtatva, U & I, Jai Hind- Marathi music awards, Divya Jyoti Bhajan, Tiranga etc.
She is a soft hearted artist, who also showcases her love towards society. Recently, she appreciated the Yoga Day, Father’s Day, and she was recently seen in the autobiography publishing event of her grandfather V. Shantaram.