Hailed as a musician’s musician, Ulhas Kashalkar was born into a musical family in Maharashtra. He was initiated into music by his father Shri. Nagesh Dattatreya Kashalkar, an advocate and a musicologist.
He is a gold medalist from Nagpur University in his post graduation,where he learnt from Pt.Rajabhau Kogje and Prof.Prabhakar Rao Khardenavis.
He received rigorous talim from Pt. Ram Marathe and Pt.Gajanan Rao Joshi in three distinct Gharanas such as Gwalior Jaipur and Agra.
While his music remains deep rooted in tradition, the listeners revel in the experience of listening to a new gayaki.
Ulhasji is associated with ITC Sangeet Research Academy ,Kolkata as a Senior Guru since 1992 . He is also guiding students in Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Guru since 2014 .He is also associated as a Guru and is training students at MIT Gurukul ,Pune.
Ulhasji is a recipient of several awards such as Sangeet Natak Academy award, Pt. Omkarnath Thakur award by Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy, Rashtriya Tansen Puraskar by the Madhya Pradesh Govt ,and Padmashree from Govt of India . He has been bestowed with several titles such as ‘Swar - Ratna, Raag Rishi and Gaan Tapasvi from Jagat Guru Shankaracharya.
A torchbearer of our pristine tradition, Ulhas ji continues to enthral and take his audiences on an ecstatic journey through his music.
Ulhas ji is currently based in Pune with his family - wife Sanjeevani Kashalkar and son Sameehan Kashalkar.