Artiste of the Month - February 2019
Training initially under her father Sh. Dilip Kale, Ruchira further learnt the intricacies of Hindustani Classical & Semi Classical vocal music from the renowned vocalist of Jaipur Gharana, Dr.Alaka Deo Marulkar. Thereafter, Ruchira became a Scholoar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy and received invaluable guidance from the celebrated Gwalior-Jaipur gharana vocalist Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar. She continues to learn from him now.
She also learnt Thumri, Dadra, Hori and Kajri from the doyen of Banaras gharana, Vidushi Girija Devi. Awarded the prestigious title of “Sur Mani” by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai, she was awarded the Gaanvardhan Sansthan Shastriya Gayan award (Pune). Ruchira has performed widely in India and abroad.
Along with performances, Ruchira is also involved in successfully mentoring students at the prestigious Aavartan Gurukul at Pune.