Gupta's life has been a musical journey with an uncommon rhythm.
Over the years he has blossomed into a seasoned musician with
remarkable mastery over his distinct vocal ability. Be it
Ghazals, Bhajans or even Film songs, his pliability to numerous
musical genres is a testimony to his illimitable God-gifted
talent. Bequeathed with a hundred year old Jewellery legacy,
Sharad never allowed music to take a back seat in spite of his
family business errands. In fact, music has been his source of
inspiration not just professionally, but also in every facet of
Coming from Totaram Sagarlal family, the legendary jewellers of
his life was all set to be bejeweled with family
business responsibilities with no place for music. But having
heard the raaga of his heart at a very tender age, his
aspirations saw no boundaries, his voice was waiting to delight
millions of music aficionados across the world. To put it
straight, music was well entrenched in him right from the very
beginning...he was born to sing.
Having observed a discernible musical intent in Sharad right
from his school days, his parents were only too delighted to put
him on the path of his dreams. He started learning the basic
notations of Indian classical music at the age of 7 and from
then on, it was just a matter of time.
The harmonic progression
For Sharad, music was his soul mate, his best friend right
through his growing years. He trained with various gurus and
learned the nuances of music, vocal modulations and seamless
singing. Under them, he nurtured his talent, put his fears to
rest and focused on mastering the art of melody.
Representing his college at a national level music competition
at BITS - Pilani, he was chosen among the top 5 out of 400 odd
participants by none other than Pankaj Udhas ji, the Ghazal
maestro. Having been lauded and encouraged by such an inspiring
singer of our times, Sharad took to music with renewed vigour.
As time passed by, he matured into an accomplished singer with
It all happened on a fine evening in 1989, when Sharad’s
melodious performance at a family function caught the eye of
Anup Jalota ji, the iconic Bhajan singer, who was also present
at the function. Thoroughly mesmerized by the young sensation,
and having seen a gifted performer in him, Anup Jalota ji
advised him to come to Mumbai to get a clear vision of what he
was destined to be.
That was enough for Sharad to move to Mumbai in search of his
true potential. His search first stopped with Pt. Ajay Pohankar
ji, who gladly accepted him as a worthy apprentice, and later
moved on to Pt. Paresh Jana ji. Under them, Sharad discovered
his true self, lost himself in the harmony of his dreams and
blossomed into a fine vocalist until family responsibilities
summoned him back to Hyderabad.
The beginning of a new melody
Sharad started playing a pivotal role in his family business,
but music still remained his first love. He continued to be in
touch with Anup Jalota Ji and tuned himself into a performer par
excellence. His concerts always enjoyed commendable audience,
who were left spellbound by Sharad’s honeyed voice. Within no
time, he saw himself singing to a global audience,giving
performances across the world. Everyone who wanted an original
voice, a unique style and a timeless quality knocked Sharad’s
His uncompromising efforts in the field of music were awarded
with a golden opportunity, when a recording company invited him
to cut a Bhajan album. Thus a dream called “Hey Prabhu Mere”
took shape in the alluring voice of Sharad Gupta. The album cut
across age barriers and appealed to one and all. The world stood
up and applauded the arrival of this new singing sensation.
Today, Sharad is a name taken with great respect and is regarded
as one of the prime talents in Ghazal singing to emerge from
Hyderabad after the illustrious Talat Aziz ji. Apart from his
albums and solo performances, Sharad is all set to foray into
the charismatic world of film playback singing.
Some we enjoy, some we clap, some we remember…but some voices
will keep reminding us of the eternal beauty of music in our
lives, why we listen to music in the first place. That’s the
magic of Sharad Gupta.The man with a silken voice.