Our Team

Naresh Patel

Director :

Naresh Patel, born in 1985, at Himmatnagar (Gujarat), in a farmer’s community, kept nature as his source of inspiration for folk music and dance. Fascinated with music from the beginning, Naresh grew up singing devotional songs, bhajans and folk songs. His interest led his teachers to persuade his parents to let him hone and develop his craft as a musician.

Naresh has a Masters in Hindustani Music from J.G. College of Performing Arts, affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. This is where he came in contact with teachers whom he owes for enhancing his passion. His personal life is his inspiration for promoting amateur artists in India! At this young age Naresh has been a source of inspiration for the young generation of not just Gujarat but in the entire nation. He and his group are dedicating their lives in bridging the gap and connecting souls globally with music and dance. He has been awarded with innumerable awards nationally and internationally in India, Turkey, Malaysia, Spain, Muscat, Canada, Thailand and many more. He and his group have made a benchmark of their vision of “connecting soul with music” wherever they have been.

Jatin Sadhu

Global Manager :

Jatin Sadhu is the most enthusiastic and vivacious person of the team! He did his masters from HNG University before becoming a full time musician, song-writer and music composer. He is also a music tutor and has been associated with various schools in Ahmedabad.

He has received numerous honours at the state and national level, including, personal honours by the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Jatin has performed in many countries like Poland, Czech-Republic, Slovakia, Austria and China in International Folk Music and Dance festivals, representing India.

His vision is to spread Indian Culture and give exposure to the Indian artists and students at an international level! His current aim is advance cultural exchange in the world by exclusively working with the youth of the country, while providing them an opportunity to showcase their talents!

Rakesh Goswami

Co-Ordinator (United Kingdom):

By Education master of Pharmacy from Asia’s first Pharmacy college “L.M College of Pharmacy “and professionally a research scientist in pharmaceutical company. He Have enormous love for the City “Ahmedabad”. He has his love for the city by his arm in form of permanent tattoo “I Love Amdavad”.

Spent almost a decade in London, United Kingdom and became British citizen there, the love and passion for the Indian culture, Tradition and Folk music brought him back to his motherland. Keeping alive a colourful Gujarati culture in United Kingdom, he was a part of one of its kind three days mega event called “Rangeelu Gujarat-2016” held in Harrow, U.K. He is a man behind realising first Gujarati movie across the United Kingdom in these many years. Being an active member in GFF (Gujarati Film Fraternity) community, He is keep supporting the diverse culture of India. His vision is to “Bridging the World – Through Connecting the Culture “

Dipal Patel

Choreographer:

Dipal Patel is a self-motivated and hard working person with experience in all expected of work, able to work use own initiative and work as part of team .Extensive experience in Indian classical& folk dances. She teaches Indian classical Bharat Natyam, Bollywood Dance & Indian folk dance& yoga. She has done master in Bharat Natyam.She has learnt classical dance from a very famous Dance Guru ShreematiKashmira Ben Trivedi. She has been workingalso in a very famous school in Ahmedabad as a dance teacher since last 8 years. Since last 17 years she has been teaching at her own classical dance academy. She also performs every year at very famous Dance festival of Ahmedabad “Kankaria Carnival”. She awarded for best teacher award in 2014 and 2015.She has been performing at many cultural dance and festival programs in all over the world. She had performedIndian folk Dance at Dubai from 2009 to 2013.Recently she has led the Group to Represent Indian folk dance at international folk dance festival-2017 in Czech Republic, Europe.

Alay Thakkar

Choreographer:

Alay Thakkar is working in the field of "Dance" from last 15 years. He is most talented and versatile choreographer of Rangsagar Performing Arts. He is well trained dancer mainly in Folk, Bollywood, contemporary and hip hop. He is also teaching Dance from last 6 years in various schools and institutes.He had judged many cultural Dance events and dance competitions at state level. He also has own his dance academy. He also provides training in many famous schools.He has a team of professional trained dancers. He also does Choreography & Training for International folk dance festival,Sangeetsandhya, Wedding Ceremonies, College eventsetc.He trained the students and won many prizes at inter-state and zonal dance competitions held in all over the India.

He had lead the team to represented INDIA at international folk art festival in CHINA, and made our India proud by achieving top position among all the 9 countries. In august 2017 had achieved another milestone by representing India at International level by participating in 28th international folklore festival in France, Europe.

Ankita K Mehta

Anchor & Singer:

Ankita Mehta born in Jetpur a small town girl with a big ambitions in her eyes came to Ahmedabad in 2013 to start her journey, she is the most energetic and efficient person in the team….. She did her graduation in Rajkot from Saurashtra University before becoming a full time anchor; she loves to sing so as a part of her hobby singing is also one of her favourite one. She also appeared in INDIAN IDOL and SAREGAMAPA reality shows. She loves to do Raiki, Healing Power and Yoga. She is more of straight forward and talkative girl and that why she choose anchoring, Emcee, Moderator as a part of her profession. She has pleasant personality and with this attributes she is good tutor for personality development and how to develop Inner skills. Ankita is working across Gujarat as anchor with Gujarat tourism and many other Government Departments & individuals. Her personal life is her inspiration for promoting amateur artist in India!!!!!! At least this young age Ankita has been a source of inspiration for the young generation. She is also awarded as Best Attitude of 2015 award in Mr. & Miss. Gujarat 2015 Competition. Her ambition in life is to reach out the best in the life and set a standard for other who will get inspiration from her.

Amit Barot

Singer:

Amit Barot is very creative musician of Rangsagar Performing Arts. He is an Indian playback singer and a music composer, programmer from Palanpur Gujarat.He is best folk singer in Gujarati &Rajasthani film and music album industries.

His parents are GovindbhaiBarot and HasumatibenBarot (Jain) has been fond of singing since child age. Initially, he thought it to be nothing more than a hobby, but later he realised that, if pursued seriously, it can be taken as a profession. When he was 13 years old, he won his first prize in singing.After schooling he started to take professional training in Indian classical music vocal completed in Maharaja Saiyajiravuniversity performing arts Baroda in 2002.After graduation he started singing at a professional level. He has published many Gujarati Rajasthani Hindi and Punjabi albums in India.he has also sung in other languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati,Rajasthani, Bhojpuri and Punjabi. His career began upon participating in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005) Mumbai,in which he lost at the final 4th round in audition Mumbai 2005.

He has composed many types of Bollywoodsongs. His own Rangat recording studio &production in Mumbai&Palanpur. He has sung with many popular singers of Bollywood like Pamela Jain, Supriya Pathak, AaishwaryaMajmudar, Mohm. Irfan, Sarodee Borah, Anwesha, Tina Ghaiand many more singers of Gujarati Punjabi &Rajasthani. He scratch his first Bollywood song in Indian best directorSubhashGhai's film Kanchi in 2015.

He has also performed with India’s number one Dandiya group, “khelaiya” fame bamboo beats on Navratri celebration in 2016. Amit has also participated in International Folk Dance and Music Festival held in Czech Republic, Europe in 2017 to Represented Indian culture

Dharmendra Prajapati AWA Dharmesh

Musician :

Dharmendra Prajapati is the most enthusiastic and vivacious person of Rangsagar Performing Arts He did his graduation in commerce from N.G.U. He also did his Graduation in “Tabla” and “Vocal”. He is a creative music composer and singer in various singing like Folk, Classical and semi classical form. He is a versatile musician. He can play many different types of musical instruments like “Tabla”,”Harmonium” ,”Flute” ,”Key Board”, and also “Guitar”. He has been working as a music teacher in a very famous school of Gujarat. He has participated in many Music competitions at state and National level and honoured for the same. He has invited to Judge for many music competitions in India. He has participated in International Folk Music and Dance Festival in Dubai, U.A.E and France, Europe to Represent Indian Culture. His Vision is to Promote Indian culture in all over the world.

Jignesh Rao

Musician :

Jignesh Rao is a very famous Tabla player of the state. He learn Tabla from shree Pandit Divyang vakil (now in USA) and Shree Sahil Patel.He is a Very talented and creative Musician. He plays many various rhythm instruments like Dholak,Dhol etc. He has been playing Tabla for many Gujarati Movies with very famous Music Directors of Gujarat.He has played rhythm for lots of Gujarati and Hindi music albums, Jingles, Television Serials, Reality shows. Hehas been also playing for stage shows, folk programs and recordings in Door Darshan kendra of India. He has been working as a professional rhythm player from last 20 years. He also performs in U.S.A for Navaratri Celebration from last 3 years. He also has participated in International Folk Dance Festival-2017 in Czech Republic, Europe.

Vipul Patel

Head of IT & Graphic Designing:

Vipul Patel born in Ahmedabad, has completed Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA) from Gujarat law society (GLS) located in Ahmedabad in the year 2014.

His passion for designing increased as he gained training and experience by working at YOGI ENTERPRISE of which he is also a founder. He handles all of graphic and designing assignments of Rangsagar Performing Arts.

He has remained a part of Rangsagar since a long time. He is also very much fond of folk dancing, and whenever given the opportunity loves to explore into new and different cultures. He has also attended many international cultural tours.

Purnima Pandey

Makeup Artist:

Purnima Pandey is a very talented Makeup Artist of our Team. She is doing Graduation in advanced make-up and hair styling from V.L.C.C, Ahmedabad. She is working for many events and shows as a makeup and Hair style artists. Apart of this she has been working for many N.G.O. She is working with many projects of PMKVY and other rural development programmes.