Malini Rajurkar
Malini Rajurkar in 2011
Malini Rajurkar in 2011
Background information
Born (1941-01-08) 8 January 1941 (age 82)
Rajasthan, India
GenresClassical, Devotional, Folk
Occupation(s)Singer, musician
Instrument(s)Vocals, Harmonium, Tanpura
Years active1966–present
LabelsHMV, Saregama

Malini Rajurkar (born 8 January 1941) is a Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.[1]

Early life

She grew up in the state of Rajasthan in India. For three years she taught mathematics at the Savitri Girls’ High School & College, Ajmer, where she had graduated in the same subject. Taking advantage of a three-year scholarship that came her way, she finished her Sangeet Nipun from the Ajmer Music College, studying music under the guidance of Govindrao Rajurkar and his nephew, who was to become her future husband, Vasantrao Rajurkar.

Performing career

Malini has performed in major music festivals in India, including Gunidas Sammelan (Mumbai), Tansen Samaroh (Gwalior),[2] Sawai Gandharva Festival (Pune), and Shankar Lal Festival (Delhi).

Malini is noted especially for her command over the Tappa and the Tarana genre. She has also sung lighter music. Her renditions of Marathi natyageete, pandu-nrupati janak jaya, naravar krishnasamaan, ya bhavanatil geet purane have been particularly popular.



  1. ^ "She is a connoisseur's delight". The Hindu. 19 March 2004. Archived from the original on 9 May 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2014.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Anant Maral Shastri#Saluting the Legends
  3. ^ "Sangeet Natak Academy awardee list". Sangeet Natak Academy. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2014.