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Devaki Pandit (Marathi: देवकी पंडित) is an Indian playback singer. She is also a trained classical singer. Early life: Devaki Pandit was born in Maharashtra, India to Usha Pandit. She was introduced to music at the age of two, and is a third generation musician from the Pandit household. She received her initial music training from her mother Usha Pandit. She trained under Vasantrao Kulkarni for 10 years, Jitendra Abhisheki for twelve years and from Kishori Amonkar for four years. Since 2003, she has been training under Babanrao Haldankar. Career: Devaki Pandit gave her to her first stage performance at age nine. In 1977, at the age of twelve she recorded her first song - a balgeet (translation: a song for children) for Polydor Records. In 1986, she recorded her first playback song for the Ardhangi which went on to win her the Maharashtra State Award for "Best Female Playback Singer". She is well known for her several Marathi serial title songs especially Abhalmaya of Zee Marathi. Besides Marathi, she has also sung songs in Hindi. She recently judged the multi episode vocal talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Marathi and was known to the public for her accurate judgement and excellent guidance. In Spandan (2012) she has given her voice to the songs 'Chal chaal chaal tu bala' and 'Ya Jagnyacha'. The song 'Chal chaal chaal tu bala' features more than 50 cerebral palsy kids.

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