Mandar Deshpande

Pro Hindustani Playback Faculty

Mandar is a Singer, Composer, Performer and Vocal Director. Being a performing vocalist and composer over 8 years, he is now doing Playback in Bollywood and Advertising Industry. After heading the Mentorship Program for students at The True School of Music he is now on Board as a Faculty for Pro Hindusthani Courses in association with Shankar Mahadevan’s Academy. He is also associated with the TSM education app as a vocalist.

His Journey in Music started as Tabla student with Pt. Chandrashekhar Vaze at the age of 5. Learning under a gurukul system he passed Madhyama Purna from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and meanwhile started learning Hindusthani Classical Vocals from Pt. Raghunathbua Vaze (Jaipur Gharana), Pt. Narayanrao Deshpande (Kirana Gharana) and Chandrakant Koli (Natyasangeet). He participated and won several inter school and inter college competitions around Tabla and Singing during his engineering education. As he always had music like a passion he started taking a formal training in Sound Engineering at School Of Audio Engineering, Mumbai.

After working as a Recording and Live sound engineer in several studios and venues for 4 years he formed a Band called “Moksh” and performed all over the India. The band was known to be India’s First Rag Metal Fusion Band and a well appreciated Marathi Rock Band. He also won a Best Vocalist award at a prestigious stage of Yamaha Asian Beat-2009. After headlining many of the college festivals all over, He music directed an award winning play called “Dyanoba Maza”.

He has worked over saveral one act plays, Commercial dramas and Television serieses which are nominated in prestigious state level competitions like Indian National Theater, Uttunga, Umbartha, Alfa MahaKarandak etc. He also won a Best Background score Award for the Live Music he directed for a Drama in 2012. He is a registered Song Director for Several colleges in Mumbai for Youth Festivals and his teams have won state level competitions with University Of Mumbai . He recently got Launched in Bollywood by the singing sensation Gurdas Mann for a Bollywood Movie “Zubaan” Composed by Ashu Phatak. He is currently associated with the promotion of Classical Music of India among Youth. He also performed with Symphony Of India for the 25th Anniversary of SOI.


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