RAJESH DATAR a vocal classical, semi classical and light music singer started
his musical education under the able hand training from Guru Pandit Shri.
Dattopant Agashe, Pandit Shri. Manoharpant Dabke, Pandit Shri. Ram Mate and
Pandit Shri. Madhusudan Patwardhan and completed Sangeet Visharad with Distinction
and first number.
RAJESH DATAR has been learning his musical education since from last 15 (Fifteen) Years
from the above mentioned Guru who belongs to Gwalior Gharana. While learning his musical
education he has also complited his Master Degree in Law B.S.L., L.L.B., from ILS Law
College, Pune University.
He has participated in several competitions organized by well-known and renowned
institution of Pune and in all over Maharashtra and India and stood first in vocal
classical as well as in Sugam Sangeet Competition held by various institution i.c
Sursanwardhan Sanstha Pune, Ichalkarangi, Mumbai, Delhi, Wai, Sangali and etc.
He stood first in Sugam Sangeet as well as in Vocal classical competition organised
by All India Radio on All India Level in 1992 and hence he is approved vocal classical
and Sugam Sangeet singer for All India Radio having "A" Grade.
He has successfully performed more than 2500 public performances in Pune, all over
Maharashtra, All over India and in Abroad for classical, Semi Classical and Suguam Sangeet.
Mr. Datar has performed on all T.V.Chanals and F.T.I. Programmes - Pune,
SURTAL/GEET GOPAL/GEET RAMAYAN and NAKSHATRANCHE DENE - on ZEE MARATHI, JEEVAN GANE on
ETV Marathi, MAZE GANE on DD 10 National Channel Sanhyadri TV and Sam Chanal.
He has performed for various renowned music Institutions i.e. SWARANAND - PUNE,
INDIAN MAGIC EYE PVT. LTD. - PUNE, SHRUTI - PUNE, GANDHARVA MAHA VIDYALAYA - PUNE,
PARICHY - PUNE, MAHARASHTRA SAMAJ - BHOPAL, SANAND - INDORE, CREATIVE CONCEPTS - JAIPUR,
SAPTAK - NAGPUR, LAHIRI FOUNDATIONS - CALCUTTA, JAIN ASSOCIATION - PUNE, PARIMAL - GOA,
SINDHI ASSOCIATION - PUNE, ISCON - PUNE, and for so many Charitable Trust in Pune and Maharashtra.
He has recorded so many Songs for special Sugam Sangeet feature on All India Radio, for Marathi
Bhakti Sangeet, Bhav Geet, Gazals, Non-Filmy Songs, and Hindi Songs for renowned cassettes companies i.e.
Fountain, Times, Sumeet Cassette Company, ETC. i.e. SAI BHAJANS with SMI. USHA MANGESHKAR,
POORNIMECHTA CHANDANYALA Bhavgeet C.D., GEET DATTATRAY Bhakati Geet CD with RAVINDRA SATHE,
JOGIYA (G. D. Madgulkar) with Uttara Kelkar, Padmaja Fenani - Jolekar, Ashranta Prawasi of
Shri. B. B. Borkar newly composed songs by Pt. Shri. Shriniwas Keskar.
He has performed in various programmes for newly composed songs under the able hand and renowned
Music Directors i.e. Yashwant Dev, Anand Modak, Shrinivas Keskar, Mukund Patankar, Narendra Bhide,
Ashish Mujumdar, Ashutosh Kulkarni, Vilas Adkar, Deepak Patekar, Vijay Pawar, Salil Kulkarni,
Ashish Keskar, Rahul Ranade, and etc.
He has recorded various songs as a playback singer for more than Seven Marathi feature Films i.e.
'TARUNYACHYA LATEWAR' - ASHISH KESKAR, 'KALAM 302' - NARENDRA BHIDE, 'MALA JAGAYACHE AHE' - PRAMOD CHILLAL,
VCD - SANT GORA KUMBHAR - PRASAD RANADE, MARATHI SONGS ALBUM - HI RIMIZIM - ZAHIR etc and He also recorded
Hindi Geet, Bhajan, Gazal, and Non-Filmy Songs for more than 100 CD's under the direction of various renowned
SHRI. DATAR, has been honored and felicitated by several organizations i.c SWAR-VEENA PUNE, MOHAMMAD
RAFI ARTS FOUNDATIONS PUNE, YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN PRATISHTHAN MUMBAI, ABEE FOUNDATION and recently got SWAR-GEETA
and LAYA-GEETA PURASKAR from Creative Concepts PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD PUNE.
SHRI. DATAR, has also worked as a Judge for various Musical Competitions, i.e. SAPTA-SUR organized
by ORION STUDIOS, SHAMRAO VITTHAL KALMADI HIGH SCHOOL, SINHAGAD TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS, and other
various renowned colleges and institutions in PUNE and OUTSIDE PUNE.
To encourage the amateur Artists or Professionals and to conduct Classes and Courses for the
development of Indian Cultural Activities i.e. Classical, semi-classical and Sugam Sangeet for
the propagation of INDIAN CULTURE and various types of INDIAN FOLK MUSIC. He has formed ANAHAT
ART ACADEMY, a Public Charitable Trust, which is involved in various Social activities in Pune.
SHRI. DATAR, has got his own set-up i.e. RAJKALYAN STUDIO, a Multi-track Digital Audio Studio
and he is engaged as a creative Music Director in creating and directing New Productions for
Classical, Semi-Classical, Bhakati Sangeet, Bhajan, Filmy, Non-Filmy, and folk Songs. And he
is also engaged in singing Audio Cassettes, Albums, Film Songs, National Integrity Songs etc.
He is a Founder Member and President of 'Sarvotkarsha' (Trust) which is specifically formed
for promotion of Indian Classical, Semi-Classical, Folk, Filmy and Non-Filmy Music. From various
languages to achieve National Unity and Integrity by the way of Music.
He got State Award for Best Play Back Singing for Marathi Feature Film 'Samudra' in 2011 &
also Falicited with 'Bhajan Bhushan' award in Chennai in 2012.