Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar

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Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar

Born: 27 January 1963

She is a two-time National Award-winning Indian classical singer who is active mostly in Marathi, Konkani and Hindi film Industry.

She is known for her unique high-pitch singing and style which she has earned in Agra as well as Gwalior and Jaipur- Atrauli gharanas. Arati’s performances are marked by her command over both rhythm and melody. 

She received her first National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the Konkani film ‘Anternaad’, based on the life of a classical singer for the year 2006.

She has also received Maharashtra State Award (best playback singer), V.Shantaram Award and Maharashtra Times Award for a Marathi Film De Dhakka (2008). 

Later in 2013, she was awarded with National Award for Best Female Playback singer for the second time for a Marathi movie, Samhita.

She is married to Indian film actor Uday Tikekar.Her daughter Swanandi Tikekar who is in her mid-twenties dabbles in acting as well.

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