Gayatri Ganjawala: When East and West meet

In this eclectic presentation, Gayatri Ganjawala performs a traditional composition from South India by Purandara Dasa -- widely regarded as father of Carnatic Music -- fused with some English lyrics.


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Gayatri Ganjawalla

Singer, musician

Gayatri Ganjawalla is a classically trained vocalist both in Carnatic and Hindustani styles and is currently training under the tutelage of Pt. Shri Babanrao Haldankar. She was the first Indian woman to play the leading role in the London West End musical The Far Pavilions where her acting and singing abilities received critical acclaim. Gayatri has sung for several Bollywood films and in regional languages. She travels extensively, either as a solo performer or with her husband, multiple award winner Kunal Ganjawalla.

UNTOLD STORY: In school, Gayatri wanted to be an astrophysicist. Her high point was when she won a book on how to make a telescope. She was also a national level volleyball player but didnít grow tall enough to continue the game.

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