Awantika, a child prodigy, started singing from the age of two & half. Noticing her talent
and single minded dedication to music her father supported her to study the traditional
music of Bundeli singing in her school. From the age of six she was fortunate to be able
to train under the exceptional guidance of Shri Gyanesh Zadiya for three years from
whom she learnt a wide range of skills in both classical and light vocal music.
When she was nine she joined the Sanskar Rang Toli an excellent theatrics group led by
the late Sushri Vibha Mishra. Here she sang for five years in their dramas and was also a
playback singer in various film productions for Ms Vibha Mishra. She also performed
many times in the National School of Drama in New Delhi and in the programmes of
Bharat Bhavan Bhopal.
Awantika completed her degrees in Music, Sanskrit and English at Hari Singh Gaur
University under Smt. Asha Khare, who coached her into a particularly fine classical
vocalist and taught her the history of Indian Classical Music. She is currently undertaking
Awantika won the University Youth Festival of Indian Classical Vocal competition and is
now a regular performer on All India Radio and many local, regional and national concert
events and festivals.
Inspired by nature and the natural world Awantika has always known singing and
dancing were her destiny and the way she could best express herself. When she performs
she feels the divine becomes alive in her and says “I don’t so much think about
entertaining the audience as bringing the music to life in their souls”
She worked as Music Director and Composer of the musical dance drama "The Peace
Elephant" in Taiwan and has
her dance Choreographies.
Much of her time is now spent running her Nrityanjali Centre where she is training many
singers both local and international.