Mandar Deshpande

Pro Hindustani Playback Faculty

Mandar is a Singer, Composer, Performer and Vocal Director. Being a performing vocalist and composer over 10 years, He is now pursuing Playback for Film and Advertising Industry. After heading the Mentorship Program for students at The True School of Music he is now on Board as a Senior Faculty for The Department of Indian Music. He is also associated with the Learn to Sing Music Learning App as a Curriculum Development Manager for Indian Music.

His Journey in Music started as Tabla student with Pt. Chandrashekhar Vaze at the age of 5. Learning under a gurukul system in from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and meanwhile started learning Hindusthani Classical Vocals from Pt. Raghunathbua Vaze (Jaipur Gharana), Pt. Narayanrao Deshpande (Kirana Gharana), Chandrakant Koli (Natyasangeet) and now with Pt. Arun Kashalkar. 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. He was also associated with SPIC MACAY which is the NGO works for the promotion of Classical Arts forms of India among Youth during the same time.

After working as a Recording and Live sound engineer in several studios and venues for 4 years he was a founding member of the Band “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 started working independently as a composer for Dramas and music directed an award winning play “Dyanoba Maza”.

He has worked as a singer composer for several plays which are nominated in many prestigious state level competitions like Indian National Theater, Uttunga, Umbartha, Alfa Maha Karandak etc. He also won a Best Background score Award for the Live Music he directed for a Drama “Ahama” in 2012. He is a registered Song Director for Several colleges in Mumbai for Youth Festivals. After got launched by the singing sensation Gurdas Mann for a Bollywood Movie “Zubaan” Composed by Ashu Phatak and “Dear Dad” composed by Karan Gaur, Recently he sung for a Movie “Monsoon Shootout” as a playback singer and got on Album with the Top Bollywood singers like Arijeet Singh and Monali Thakur. This song was in the top 100 list of 2017 list. Most of the AIB and TVF web programs has his voice as a lead in their songs.