Murshidabadi Project is a four-piece sufi acoustic band. They refrain from singing
Bollywood music. Their songs are a mix of Urdu and Hindi. Aside from original
compositions,they also perform Khusro’s kalams and classical bandish.
Sukhan, a Pune-based Mehfil, presents Urdu Ghazals and Nazms, combined with prose
elements like stories and letters, to diverse audiences in an easy to understand format
Lagori makes music that reflects the face of the modern Indian youth. This Bangalore-
based band combines Indian classical melodies and inflections with Rock music. Lagori
gets its name from the popular street game played in India.
Kabir Cafe is a unique music band with five young talented musicians, brings the simple
and eternal wisdom of one of India’s most loved poets Kabir, into an urban space.
Folk Masti is an Indian fusion band from Mumbai, that combines Indie music with folk
elements and 'Mastiful' beats. They are a joyful band that brings the culture of Indian
folk music alive. Folk Masti has a social conscience and their compositions often convey
a point of view and message to society.
Jayati Chakraborty is currently the most popular female singer in Bengal. Although an
unparalleled exponent of Rabindrasangeet Jayati is equally adept and popular for her
modern and folk song renditions. Her music has won her accolades and mesmerized
audiences transcending geographical boundaries.
Usha Ganguly is an Indian theatre director-actor and activist, most known for her work
in Hindi theatre in Kolkata in the 1970s and 1980s. She founded Rangakarmee theatre
group in 1976, known for its productions like Mahabhoj, Rudali, Court Martial, and
Malini Awasthi is an Indian folk singer. She sings in Hindi dialects such as Awadhi,
Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She also presents Thumri and Kajri. The Government of
India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.
Dr. M. Sayeed Alam is an active theatre practitioner in the capacities of Writer, Director
and Actor since 1994. He has performed in more than 1,500 shows of about 40 plays.
He is acknowledged in particular for giving many original plays to Hindi and Urdu
Devendra Raj Ankur
Devendra Raj Ankur was born in 1948 in Sirsa, Haryana, He studied theatre at the
National School of Drama in Delhi. As a theatre director, Shri Ankur has staged a
variety of fiction and other literature without their adaptation into dramatic form.
Hemant Chauhan is a Gujarati writer and singer. He was born in 1955 in Kundni
village in Rajkot district of Gujarat. He specializes in Bhajan, religious and Garba
songs and other folk genres. He received 'Akademi Ratna Award 2011' for his
contribution to traditional folk music of Gujarat on 9 October 2012.
Jayant Deshmukh is a very famous filmography artist and producer in the
Bollywood film industry. He made his debut in Indian Television in the year 1995
as a filmography artist in the TV series Panch Parameshwar. The TV series was a
big hit, and he got much praise for his work. In the year 1997, he was the
filmography artist of the art direction Prologue.
Rakesh Bedi is an Indian film, stage and television actor. He is most known for his comedy
roles in films such as Mera Damaad as Ravi, Chashme Buddoor, the television series, Yeh Jo Hai
Zindagi, Shrimaan Shrimati and Yes Boss. Bedi started his film career as a supporting actor in
the 1979 film Hamare Tumhare, and then went on to act in over 150 films and several TV
He hosted Science with BrainCafé, a science show on ZeeQ, and continues doing theatre in
Mumbai. Notably, he played 24 different characters in Vijay Tendulkar's popular one-man play
Massage. In 2012, he appeared on his first television drama daily soap, Shubh Vivah. Currently,
he is seen frequently in the popular sitcom Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain on &TV.