Group: Kamayani Group
A 47-year-old artist from Lucknow, Yamini Pandey, has been learning music through various folk art forms about the Awadh region like Chaiti, Sohar, Kajri, etc. At a young age, she began to learn singing, taking inspiration from her grandmother. She has been working hard towards achieving mastery in her craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. she considers Mohanlal Kunwar and Kewal Srivastava Ji as her gurus and speaks very highly of their teaching and achievements in the field of music. Most of her songs are thus, sung in a similar style. She also believes that she inherited the art of music from her grandmother, who had a natural talent for mastering the craft of singing. When she was a child, she would try imitating her and thus picked up the will to sin. This helped her feel motivated towards getting the right guidance for developing her vocal ability. She belongs to the Malik Gharana of classical music and comes from a very supportive family. Her demeanour is quite humble as she doesn’t like bragging about her achievements in the field of music. Her brilliant performances at various state-level events like the Lucknow Mahotsav and Chaiti Mahotsav receive great amounts of praise from her audiences. She has also been a part of reality shows like X-factor, Folk Jalwa, and the Rising star. Among all these shows, her performance has also been recorded by Doordarshan for a show named ‘Bole UP.’ In this show, she has represented the folk and classical forms of music from Uttar Pradesh. She lives in a family of 4 people with a son, a daughter and considers her daughter to be born with great vocal ability. Despite having all the responsibilities of taking care of her family, she has been able to work on her craft every day to achieve the musical finesse that, with her sister, who is a part of a brilliant vocal duo known as ‘Kamayini’.
- Uttar Pradesh