Personal Life :
Kartiki Gaikwad is a Marathi singer who was born in Alandi (District : Pune) in a “Varkari Sampraday” family. Her family included her parents – Father Kalyanji Gaikwad who teaches her Classical music, is a singer and music director. She also has a brother named Kaustubh. In his career, he has mainly composed Bhajans, Kirtans, ‘Gan-Gavalan’ & produced different devotional songs and albums.
She passed the SSC exam in 2013 with 73% marks.
Professional Life :
Kartiki first appeared in the Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Little Champs competitive music reality show organized by the Zee Marathi tv channel in 2008, at a young age of 9. A great success, she was shortlisted in final 50 facing competition from several thousand children in the age group of 8 to 14 yrs. In the pre-semifinal round, she was eliminated because of low SMS score, despite receiving a good singing score. Later, she got another opportunity and was called back in the call back round.
Riding on her performance she reached the final 5. She was declared as the winner of the competition in February 2009. After her victory, a big rally was carried out in Alandi to celebrate her victory.
Later, she performed in various shows MIFTA 2010, Lakh Lakh Chanderi in 2011, Nashik festival in 2012, Jyeshotsav in 2015, Star Pravah Ratna Awards in 2016 and many others. The year 2012 also saw the release of her first playback album titled Dinacha Soyra Pandurang; It was inaugurated by Shivsena pramukh Balasaheb Thackeray. Her second album titled Swaranubhuti was released in 2015.