OUR JUDGES - GMI NASHVILLE 2019

  • Meenakshi Sheshadri

    Bollywood Actress

    Meenakshi Seshadri (born 16 November 1963) is an Indian actress, model and dancer who mainly appeared in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films. She won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17.

    Seshadri made her film debut in Painter Babu (1983) and received wider public recognition with the film Hero (1983), which was followed by a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s. She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses in the 1980s and 1990s, and was acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing. As she was a dancer, she performed at the famous "KHAJURAHO" dancing festival in the 1990s.

    After the release of her film Ghatak, she left the film industry to raise her children and resides in the US, with her husband and children. She has been partially active in the US, where she runs her dance school "Cherish Dance School". Recently, a documentary was also made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings

  • Shweta Pandit

    Singer

    Shweta Pandit is an Indian singer and actress in Bollywood. She is the grand-niece of Indian classical vocalist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Pandit Jasraj. She has also recorded popular songs for various Telugu and Tamil film songs and many other Indian languages.

    At the young age of 4, Shweta worked with Indian composer, Ilayaraja for the award-winning film Anjali, which was re-recorded in Hindi. She re-dubbed for the lead child in the film and also sang the songs in Hindi, making her one of the youngest singers in the Bollywood Music Industry. She also recorded for legendary tabla player Ustad Zakkir Hussain at the age of 9 for his first film as composer, Saaz.

  • Shibani Kashyap

    Singer

    Shibani Kashyap is an India singer, who is actively working in Bollywood film industry. She has Judged a reality singing show named Bathroom Singer.

    Kashyap achieved fame by singing the signature tune of the AIR FM channel of All India Radio and Amul India. Shibani mostly composes music in the Sufi-western blend.

    In 2012 she sang a Pakistani serial title song Mohabbat Jai Bhar Mein in Urdu language which was a major hit in Pakistan and as well as India too.[1] She has made her acting debut in the Star Plus T.V show Veera as musician "Megha"

  • Christopher Kearney

    Instructor

    Chris is a very popular instructor in Brentwood, TN and teaching since 2004. He is Piano and Percussion Instructor at Jan Williams School of Music. He is also a substitute teacher at Brentwood Academy. He actively works with Nashville Rescue Mission.

  • Madhuri Jadhav

    Singer & Instructor

    Madhuri Jadhav is well known singer in USA as well as in India. She is All India Radio graded Artist, Z.tv Mumbai Saregamapa Finalists 2006.Masters in Indian Classical Music .Performer on Mumbai Doordarshan, All Radio Stations in India, Performed on Shuddh Desi Radio Channel in USA. Her Songs are broadcasted on San Francisco Bay Area Radio Station as well. She is Singer, Composer, Accomplished Harmonium Player.Performed along with famous Musicians of Indian Film Industry.

  • K.L. Pandey

    Musicologist

    KL Pandey, a musicologist and retired bureaucrat, has compiled an encyclopedia of Hindi film songs from 1931-2017. He came up with some amazing statistics. There are roughly 78,000 Hindi film songs in the above-mentioned period and roughly 8,000 films. About 15,000 films songs (from 1931 onwards) have been lost. Pandey has classified the remaining 63,000 songs as per the classical ragas used in the songs

  • Neil R.Andrews

    Instructor

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