Saugat Upadhyay

Other names of Saugat Upadhyay: Saugadh Upadhay

A Pakistani film, TV producer and Television actor, Saud was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He was born to Basmah bint Saud, who was a businesswoman and a member of the House of Saud. The talented Saud follows his bloodline as a businessman with his wife Javeria Saud Javeria Jalil or Javeria Saud was born in the year >> Read More... in showbiz in Pakistan. He entered the film industry with his debut Gunah in 1993.

He was later signed up for the movie Hawain in 1996, directed by the phenomenal Syed Noor Syed Noor is a Pakistani Film Director, Producer, >> Read More... . He won the Best Actor award for this movie. This movie turned out to be a huge hit, which made him a popular star in Pakistan.

He got married on December 25, 2006, and later in the year 2006 his daughter Jannat was born, and in 2011 his son Ibrahim came into his life. He and his wife started a production house called JSS Productions.

Pandit Jasraj Hindi Actor

Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj is a classical vocalist. He received Padma Vibhushan in 2000, Padma Bhushan in 1990 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987. He was born on 28 January 1930 in Hisar district of Haryana and belongs to the Mewati Gharana, which comes under Classical Music of Hindustani. His father Motiram was a Classical vocalist and was to be assigned to the court of Osman Ali Khan when he died. Pt. Jasraj was four years of age at the time of his death. After his father’s death, the responsibility was on the shoulders of Maniram, his elder brother who trained him and to make out a living Pt. Jasraj started assisting his brother by playing Tabla. He got training from several eminent personalities among the classical fraternity. Jaywant Singh Waghela and Ustad Gulam Kadar Khan of Mewati Gharana trained him well and later he got training from Swami Vallabhdas of Agra Gharana. When Pandit Jasraj had gone to meet Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, he asked Jasraj to be his disciple. Jasraj declined the offer and told him that he is already under the training of Maniram. Pandit Jasraj has some of the great disciples who are Sadhana Sargam, Murli Dhar, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pritam Bhattacharjee, Kala Ramnath and Tripti Mukherjee. He hosts a festival in reverence of his father every year known as Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh, which is organized in Hyderabad, India for about 36 years now. Pandit Jasraj married Madhura in the year 1962, whom he met on the sets of the movie ‘Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje’. She has directed many plays, documentaries and ballets like Kaan Kahaani and Geet Govinda. They have a daughter named Durga Jasraj. She is a presenter and a TV anchor and a son named Shaarangdev Pandit. His nephews are music composers Jatin-Lalit. Sulakshana Pandit and Vijeta Pandit are his nieces. Pandit Jasraj never lends his voice for any Bollywood movie. He find them inappropriate but has been acclaimed throughout the nation for his extending four and a half octaves in his vocal range and acquired many awards for his gifted voice. He has done extensive research to create several compositions with the help of Baba Shyam Manohar Goswami Maharaj. Another version of the Bio... Pandit Jasraj, born on 28 th January, 1930, is an Indian classical vocalist. According to the genres of the Hindustani classical music, he belongs to the ‘Mewati’ gharana. He was born in Pili Mandori, a village in the Hisar district of the Punjab province in Haryana. He belongs to a middle class family. His father’s name is Motiram and he too was a classical singer. Unfortunately he died in 1934 when Jasraj was only four years old. Jasraj was inspired by his father and decided to move towards a life in vocal music. His older brother Maniram, who was also into vocal music trained his younger brother in the same. Later, to improve his vocal skills he trained under Maharaja Jaywant Singh Waghela and Ustad Gulam Kadar Khan who belonged to the Mewat Gharana. He was once asked by Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, a classical vocalist from the Kasur Patiala Gharana, to become his disciple. But Bade Gulam Ali Khan refused the proposal as Maniram was already his disciple. With a view to earn a livelihood, Jasraj accompanied Maniram as a Tabla player as at that period, Tabla players were not treated as minor artists. But at the age of 14, he left as he was not very happy with the scenario of playing table. He took a vow that he would not cut down his hair until and unless he learns to sing. Finally, Jasraj came up with his first performance, where he sang the raga, 'Kaunsi Kanada'. In order to create several compositions, he trained under Baba Shyam Manohar Goswami Maharaj, and did a tremendous research in Haveli Sangeet. He got so indulged into his work that he also created a novel form of ‘Jugalbandi’ and named it as ‘Jasrangi.’ He styled this novel in a way that included a female and a male vocalist who sing different ragas at the same time. This came to be popularly known as Jugalbandi as per the modern times. Jasraj organizes a festival for all the music lovers every year in the memory of his father. It is known by the name ‘Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh’ and is held in the southern state of Hyderabad in India. Recently, on the 28 th January, 2017, he completed his eighty years of service to music. The production house, Navrasa Duend celebrated the completion of his eighty years into this field by dedicating a musical concert with the title ‘My Journey.’


Bombay Jayashri

Jayashri Ramnath or Bombay Jayashri, as she is known, is an Indian Carnatic musician, composer, and singer. Born in Kolkata, Jayashri belonged to a family of musical cognoscenti. Her parents, N. Subramaniam, and Seeta encouraged her to pursue the art of Carnatic music right from the tender age of four. Later on, Jayashri continued her education in music under T. R. Balamani for nearly a decade. She completed her scholastic education from St. Anthony’s High School in Chembur and graduated from the R.A.Poddar College in Mumbai. Jayashri also pursued a Diploma from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in New Delhi. Her thirst for music led her to Hindustani music greats Shri. Mahavir Jaipurvale, and Pandit Ajay Pohankar, with whom she spent more than six years acquiring the skill of Hindustani vocals. Jayashri also trained under the careful tutelage of the Padmashree Lalgudi Jayaraman, in Chennai, and learned to play the instrument Veena from G.Dhandapani Iyer. Her inception to concerts occurred in the year 1982, and ever since, Jayashri has graced stages all over the country such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, India International Centre, and cultural events such as Vishnu Digambar Festival, Bhakti Utsav, all in New Delhi. Besides, Jayashri has also performed at the Kuthira Malika and Surya festivals, in Trivandrum, the Saptak in Ahmedabad, and also in the metropolitan city events such as at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, Shanmukhananda Sabha in Mumbai, and the Chowdia Memorial Hall in Bengaluru. She has also blessed the stage with phenomenal performances at the majestic Mysore Palace, SPIC MACAY cultural festival, and the Matrimandir Amphitheater at Auroville. Having conquered the hearts of a million Indians in the country, Jayashri captivated audiences at the World Music Institute in New York, the grand MIT in Boston, the universities of Texas, Arizona, Cornell and Louisiana. It was if she ran out of stages to perform when she ventured into Europe with her musical prowess, singing at the Rietberg Museum in Switzerland, Saddlers Wells and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, The Russian Opera House in Helsinki, and the Museum of Sculpture and Arts in France. Jayashri also performed at various cultural events in Europe, such as the Festival of Sacred Voices, Vantaa Festival and the Festival of Nantes. In the year 1992, Jayashri received her first award in the form of the title “Yuvakala Bharati,” which was presented to her by Bharat Kalachar. In the following years, she earned the titles of Isai Peroli, Asthana Vidhushi, Naadabhooshanam, and the Atma Vanishri. In 2001, Jayashri received her first Filmfare Award for The Best Playback Singer-Tamil, for the song “Vaseegara” from the film Minnale. She is also the recipient of a Kalki award and a Sangeetha Choodamani award. The state of Tamil Nadu bestowed her with a State Film Award for the Best Playback Singer, and a Kalaimamani Virudhu. Jayashri was presented with an Honorary Doctorate by the Mother Theresa Women’s University in Kodaikkanal. But, in the year 2013, she received her cherry-on-the-top in the form of an Academy Award nomination for the Best Original Song “Pi’s Lullaby,” from the movie Life of Pi. Jayashri has collaborated with numerous top artists of India, inclusive of the likes of A.R.Rahman, Hariharan, Ronu Majumdar, Shubha Mudgal, and Harris Jeyaraj. She has also sung the Tamil Sangam literature Thirukkural, and a verse from one of the many works of the Tamil poet Annamacharya, in Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s audio autobiography. Jayashri featured alongside Ustad Rashid Khan, and Richa Sharma, on the 1st season of the MTV Coke Studio. In her endeavors of different places across the globe, Jayashri Ramnath collaborated with international artists such as Hisham Abbas, an Egyptian singer and the Senegalese vocalist Thione Seck. In 2012, she worked alongside Canadian composer Mychael Danna, with whom she composed the soundtrack “Pi’s Lullaby” for the movie Life of Pi, based on Ang Lee’s novel. Jayashri has co-authored the book “Prof.Sambamoorthy- the Visionary Musicologist” with T.M.Krishna and Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Mythili Chandrasekar, T.M.Krishna, and Jayashri co-wrote “Voices Within,” in the year 2007. The following year saw Jayashri feature in Margazhi Ragam, a movie solely dedicated to Carnatic Music, and directed by Jayendra Panchapakesan. Jayashri Ramnath is also a known philanthropist and is actively involved with institutions for autistic children such as Kilikili & Sampoorna in Karnataka. She has also worked closely with organizations such as the Vasantha Memorial Trust, Multiple Sclerosis Society of India and continues to do so.       

Bombay Jayashri Hindi Actress