‘One of the leading Indian percussionists and composers’, ‘Rhythm Queen’ & ‘Tabla
phenomenon,’ Anuradha Pal is the ‘First Professional Female Tabla virtuoso in the World’,
an acknowledged ‘Torchbearer of Indian Classical Music’, ‘Trail blazer’, ‘Trendsetter’, Multi-
percussionist, a ‘National pride’ and ‘inspiration’ for her dedication & contribution in propagating
Indian Music, culture, female empowerment & equality across the globe!!
Anuradha has been enthralling audiences worldwide with her diverse offerings as a Tabla
soloist, accompanist with top class musicians, Fusion bands – Stree Shakti & Su-Fo-Re and
collaborations with World Music be it Folk, Semi classical, Western classical, New age, Jazz,
Latin, African, Flamenco along with Fashion, painting, poetry & Kathak.
A recipient of the ‘First Ladies’ National Award from the President of India, Anuradha made
India proud by becoming the youngest Indian musician and the first female Indian Musician, to
ever perform at the world-famous Woodstock Festival (2008) & WOMAD Festival (1999).
With the blessings of her family & Gurus, Ustads Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain, Anuradha has
performed extensively with World-renowned Musicians & regaled dignitaries like Honourable
President & Prime Minister of India & Queen Elizabeth at major diplomatic events.
Acknowledged as a ‘Woman of Pure Wonder’, Anuradha is the Brand Ambassador of ‘Beti
Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative and is a TOP Graded artist of Prasar Bharati & ICCR.
Anuradha Pal ‘stormed the male bastion of Indian Rhythm’ as a child prodigy when barely
ten years old, thus becoming a pioneer, firmly establishing herself as a ‘colossus on the
percussion firmament’; thereby ‘shattering gender biases & empowering women to pursue
more creative paths’.
Anuradha has received several prestigious awards like the Femina Super Women achievers’
award, Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar, Zee Astitva award to name a few, for her
meaningful thought leadership, entrepreneurship & commitment