My journey began in Pune, my birthplace. My childhood memories are filled with my time spent at my school, Renuka Swarup. My most striking memories are associated with my love for singing. I took part in several interschool and interstate singing competitions. I also got the opportunity to sing on stage through children’s song programs organized by Kilbil Rangbhoomi.
I decided to get a formal singing education at the age of 10. I learnt how to polish my raw talent under the guidance of my teacher, P. Karmarkar. At the age of 11, I passed the ‘Light vocal music’ examination conducted by Pune Aakashwani. Soon after, at age 17, I passed the ‘B High grade’ All India level audition. At the age of 18, Pune Aakashwani broadcasted my first original ‘light classical vocal’ program. At this point, it was a no-brainer that I would pursue a musical career.