Group: SP Chauhan and Group
A 26-year-old artist from Lucknow, Akhilesh Vishwakarma, has been learning music through many traditional art forms such as Biraha, Kajri, and Chaiti. At a very young age, he began to learn to play music taking inspiration from his friends and relatives who are into music. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Shakil Ansari as his guru speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus sung to be in a similar style. He also believes that he must stick to the older traditional tunes and work to preserve them. When he was a child, he would try imitating the older musicians around him and thus picked up the will to learn singing and never stopped learning. He has learned classical vocals from Bhatkhande University in Lucknow, which is one of the best institutions to learn music. He has pulled off brilliant performances all around Uttar Pradesh and Bihar only to dazzle the crowds. He lives in a family of 5 people. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh