Group: Kamayani Group
A 30-year-old artist from Lucknow, Ankit Singh, has been learning music through various styles such as classical, semi-classical, Ghazal, and multiple folk music forms like Poorvi, Rajasthani as well as Marathi. At a young age, he learned music taking inspiration from his father, who was quite fond of playing the flute. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He considers Pt. Janardhan Mishra Ji and Dr Shristhi Mathur, a professor at Bhatkhande University as his gurus and speak very highly of their teaching and achievements in the field of music. His versatility as a musician is one of his greatest qualities that give him the ability to pick up any genre of music, and he plays them with incredible finesse. He strongly believes that music is a gift that every artist gets from God, and that, it needs to be developed through rigorous practice each day. When he was a child, he would try to imitate his father whenever he would sing and thus picked up the will to learn and grow in the field of music. He also knows how to play various traditional instruments like Tabla and Dholak apart from the harmonium and has a brilliant vocal ability to support his team with backing vocals. He has also performed in various locations to represent the local art forms of Uttar Pradesh. He has and pulled off brilliant performances at many folk music festivals in Uttar Pradesh to galvanize the crowds and regards his performance at Bhadula in Sri Lanka as the most memorable experience. He also has a PhD in music and completed his research in Kathak dance and music, quite recently. He lives with his younger brother and mother people thus has the responsibilities of the older male member within his family, who have always been quite supportive of the pursuit of his craft.
- Uttar Pradesh