Gajendra Singh: The Versatile Visionary
Sa Re Ga Ma Music Academy is a noble thought of Mr. Gajendra Singh who has earned name, fame and a unique reputation in the music industry. He is known for keeping the melodious Indian music alive in the industry for last 20 years. His efforts have given us music idols like Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Gaanjawala, Shekhar Ravjiani, Mohd Irfan, Parthiv Gohil, Aishwarya Majumdar, Awadhoot Gupte, Bela Shinde, Mohan Rathor, Alok Kumar, Sanjeevani, Toshi-Sharib, Harshit Saxena and Darshan Raval among many others. In Gajendra Singh’s words, “Sa Re Ga Ma Music Academy is an effort to thank the Indian Audience which has loved me for all these years and it is an effort to give back the same love to the society.”
Having made music reality shows like SaReGaMaPa, Antakshari, Chak De Bachche, Junoon, Music Ka Mahamuqabala, Gaurav Maharashtracha, Voice Of India, SurKshetra and India’s Raw Star, Gajendra Singh feels that there is abundant singing talent present in every corner of our nation and this academy will serve as a bridge between this talent and the entertainment industry.
Nagendra Dubey: The Archetypal Music Guru
Nagendra Dubey trained and famous as a versatile singer has received his early age music training from Mr. Bhupinder Singh ji and Pandit Devanand Pathakji from Banaras. He is also a favorite disciple of an eminent classical singer of Banaras Gharana- Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi ji.
He is another mainstay of Sa Re Ga Ma Music Academy. A music director in the recent pair of Nagandra-Santosh for Hindi films, a lead vocalist of indo western band Rudraksh in 90’s and a cherished music mentor, he recognizes what it takes for a youthful talent to sharpen his/her singing aptitudes and change him/herself into a poised performer.
Anand Sharma belongs to the family of musicians.He started his Sangeet Sadhna right from his childhood and received training in Hindustani Classical music from his father Pt. Ashkaran Sharma. He started his career in music with the music reality shows like Saregamapa and Antakshri. He also composed music for Dil Se Dil Tak T.V serials like Ashirwaad & Daraar.
He has also composed an album with Zee Music. Anand Sharma is now engaged in training the participants of the biggest music reality shows in India namely Voice of India, Waar Parivaar, Junoon, Chak de Bache, Music Ka Maha Muqabala, Indian Idol, India’s Got Talent & so on.
Annuj Kapoo has learnt Hindustani sangeet from Shri Dhruba Ghosh and Western Notations from Baba Ram Prasad ji and Shri P.S Prabhu. A Graded Music composer for Air Mumbai, he has composed music for all Hits of Doordarshan like AAROHI-SHAM-E-GHAZAL-MEHFIL. He has to his credit the music direction of title song for TVS Saregama, Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa, Challenge 2005, Little Champs, Ghar Ek Sapna, Samay, Vijay Jyoti, Tide Khel Khel Mein & Voice of India.
He has also provided for the background music for Astitva Ek Prem Kahani. Annuj Kapoo has been grooming singers in reality shows like SaReGaMaPa, Voice of india, Chote Ustaad, Junoon, Waar Parivaar, Chak De Bache, Bharat Ki Shaan, Music Ka Maha Muqabala, Indian Idol, India’s Got Talent etc since 1994.