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Awards

Sur Mani Award from Sur Singar Samsad

Dhanashree was awarded the "Pillars of Hindustani Society" award by the Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for her outstanding contribution to Vocal Hindustani Classical Music in 2008. 

On March 8th, 2017, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dhanashree was conferred the “Women Achievers Award” by the Indo American Society Mumbai for her outstanding contribution to Indian Classical Music.

On 12th April 2019 Dhanashree received the "Exceptional Women of Excellence" Award from the W.E.F. - Women Economic Forum.

Dhanashree is one of the leading exponents of  the Thumri form of music and  her repertoire, includes thumri, chaiti, hori, kajri, sawan, jhoola as well as khayal. Her vision is to give thumri its rightful place on the concert stage.


She was trained by Pandit Firoz Dastur, stalwart of the Kirana Gharana, and Thumri legend Shobha Gurtu. She has also been mentored by Begum Afroz Bano and Batuk Dewanji.

She has performed in most of the leading music institutions and festivals in Mumbai and all over India including the NCPA, Nehru Centre, Naad Brahma, Vile Parle Music Circle, Udayan, Karnatak Sangh, Shiv Sangeetanjali, Y.B. Chavan Pratishthan, Prabha Atre Foundation, Megh Malhar Festival, Lucknow Music Festival (2006), Suburban Music Circle, Kalaghoda festival, Alladiya Khansaheb Festival, Delhi Thumri Festival organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad.

She is a  regular performer over All India Radio and has also recorded for Music Asia  ("Alaap") and Star Plus ("Ninaad").

Dhanashree is a visiting lecturer at S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai. She also trains leading jazz musicians in Indian classical music and Thumri.

International tours

Dhanashree regularly tours internationally, performing concerts and giving lecture demonstrations.
 

Her most recent tours were in the USA, New Zealand, to familiarize musicians from leading universities with Indian vocal techniques and classical music.

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