One of the best vocalists of India is Anand Bhate, who is known for his classical songs of the Marathi film ‘Balgandharva.’ Anand was born on 29 April 1971 in Pune. He has been contributing to Indian classical music since 1981. Music is in the genes of Anand because his great grandfather Bhate Buva was a prominent vocalist. In his initial years, Anand’s inclination towards classical music can easily be seen as he began his training from Chandrashekhar Deshpande and later Yashwantbua Marathe and
taught him. At the age of 10, Anand performed Balgandharva’s Gayaki on All India Radio, Doordarshan, and received the title of Anand Gandharva. Hence, fame touched his feet from his debut performance.
He also performed in the US and traveled abroad. Anand got a chance to perform in various reputed music festivals like Sawai Gandharva Sangeet, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Samaroha, Learn quest Musical Conference, etc. Anand’s voice is magical, and this is accepted widely. That’s why he received the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2011 for Marathamovie Balgandharva. He was also honored with Pandit Ramkrishnabua Vaze Young Artiste Award in 2006, Maharashtra State Award, Zee Award, MIFTA Award, and several more.
Anand also received a distinguished Vaishnav Puraskar that is given every year in the memory of Vishwanath Maharaj. Anand is no less than others; his brilliance in academics led him to the University of Pune, where he pursued BE(Electronics) and M.Tech(Computer Science). Music is the main but not the only identity of Anand; he is also a successful software engineer. Anand is a hardworking man who has equally devoted his life to his profession and passion.