ARUNA SHARMA was born at Sri ganganagar, Rajasthan, one of India’s culturally rich states.
Inspired and encouraged by her father, who was a lawyer by profession, a highly learned
person, a connoisseur and patron of Indian classical music, she has devoted her entire life to
music. She comes of a highly educated and talented family, hailing basically from Jammu
& Kashmir, where everyone is deeply committed to music besides his/her own specialized
Aruna Sharma started learning classical music under the guidance of Ustad (Maestro) Jamal
Khan, a Royal Musician from the court of Baroda, at the tender age of three. She studied
music in an academic context at school and college level and did her Ph.D. in music from
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, under the guidance of Dr.B.L.Sharma .She was trained under
Prof. R.C. Nadkarni , Prof. Sudha Srivastava and many renowned scholars of music.
She started performing at the age of eleven in her school years at district and state level
In her twenties, along with her teaching assignment, she gave solo
performances in major cities of India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Allahabad, Indore, and almost in
all the major cities of Rajasthan. She was awarded ‘Surmani’ title by Sur-Singar Parishad,
Mumbai for her exquisite performance. Aruna Sharma performed regularly on Indian Radio
and Television. Besides India, she has given performances in different countries such as the
U.K., Canada, Middle East and in the United States. Thus, she has carved her niche as a
competent exponent of Indian music across international frontiers. A versatile artist, Aruna
Sharma has rendered her performances in classical, semi -classical and devotional music.
Along with her numerous live performances,
Aruna Sharma has released several compact discs in the past, featuring her renditions in different styles of singing such as classical music, devotional songs and Ghazals. She was awarded research Fellowship in 2011 By American Institute of Indian Studies under the guidance of Padm Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali khan Saheb. Aruna sharma has published two books of her compositions and one book on theoretical aspects of Indian music, the key role of consonances in Raga music. Aruna Sharma taught at Savitri Girls’ Post Graduate College Ajmer, Rajasthan, with her characteristic devotion and passion. At present she is teaching at Stony Brook University, New York with same enthusiasm, zest and dedication.