Honey-soaked vocals" "Bubbly and full of life", "Versatile" - praise for the talented Sanjeevani has been as plentiful, as it has been well deserved. “When Sanjeevani sings, the world stops to listen”,said the Free Press Journal in 1995.
For Sanjeevani, the singing sensation of hit songs such as Chorichori jab nazren mili,churalona dil mera sanam(Kareeb) and Nikamma kiya is dilne (Kya dilne kaha), singing has been as much a matter of passion as it has been of sheer devotion. Having studied music from the tender age of 10 under various renowned gurus of classical music such as Pundit Dinkar Kaikini, she completed her Sangeet Visharad (graduation in Hindustani Classical Music) all the while studying for her Masters in Commerce(MCom), a Diploma in Mass Communication, and one in Film Production.
And just how did she manage to cope with the pressure of doing all of this at once? She says rather self-effacingly, "I had to manage, coming as I do from a family of academicians!" A look at her credentials bears her out. Her late father was the Director of Education, Maharashtra and professor of Sanskrit, her mother retired as professor of English and her sister holds a doctorate in English Literature and currently is Reader in English at a city college..
For all this, the most endearing quality about Sanjeevani is her humility and her unpretentiousness. "Sangeet saadhana is a life-long process, a constant struggle to inch closer to perfection.
But it is a beautiful journey, strewn at times with tough lessons and other times with rewarding milestones..." she states. This is one artiste who seems to mean what she says - she continues to fine-tune her art under the tutelage of Ms. Sandhya Kathavate.
Not surprisingly, appreciation and acclaim has constantly been showered on her since the time of her first claim to fame - Zee TV's extremely popular show Sa Re Ga Ma, which she won and was spotted by filmmaker VidhuVinodChopra as the voice of his film Kareeb.
Being the multi-faceted personality that she is, Sanjeevani still finds time to address some social issues that are very close to her heart, working with citizens' associations, initiating tree plantation drives, and partaking in activities aimed at keeping the environment safe and healthy.
And now, here's a little-known fact - Sanjeevani is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer! She has a keen interest in all forms of dance, Indian and Western, traditional and modern, and loves to attend dance recitals as often as her busy schedule allows her. Awards »
Best Playback Singer - Aashirwad Award for "Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili" - 1998
» Best Playback Singer - "Man Moti Ne Kaanch" Soi Entertainment - 1999 (Gujarati)
» Best Singer - Zee TV's popular show "Sa Re Ga Ma" » Nominated for Filmfare & Screen Awards - 1998
Sanjeevani has been a familiar face on the Indian Television screen for quite a while now. Her half an hour presentation HARMONY on SONY television is still extremely popular.
She co- anchored Picnic Antakshari on Doordarshan with actor Sachin.
She has been featured on all the popular shows like Star Yaar Kalakar, Kisme Kitna Hain Dum, Closeup Antakshari etc.
Recently she paid a half an hour tribute to Lataji on her 75th birthday on ETC.