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Charlotte, NC
April 6-7

Kanthi Yedavalli has been a resident of Raleigh for over 20 years. Kanthi performed in many Bollywood, Tollywood concerts and conventions in the triangle area as well as other cities in USA. She has formal training in Carnatic Classical music from Vidwan, Sangeet Samrat Sri. M.S. Bala Subrahmanya Sarma. She teaches Carnatic and other genres of Indian music to enthusiastic students. While not singing, she works as a software engineer at SAS Institute. She has been on the panel since 2017.

Munish Gupta has lived in the area for over 15 years. He is an Engineer/MBA by profession but a musician by heart. He does not have any professional musical training, but he is self taught and has learnt to play every musical instrument himself. He is a truly versatile singer who can perform different singing styles from Hemant Kumar, Kishore, Rafi, Sanu to Daler Mehndi and Diljit Dosanjh with ease. He is a sought after performer and brightens any event with his scintillating performance. He has been on the panel since 2017.

Swati Girglani has lived in the area for three years. She started learning Hindustani classical music from age 5 and has a Sangeet Visharad degree. She also was part of the Ramayan TV serial. After coming to USA in 1987, she formed her own group NY NJ are and performed about 70-80 shows a year through out USA, London, South America, Caribbean islands etc. She also was the host and producer of an entertainment show "pasand apni apni" on TVAsia channel. She now spends her time for charitable causes. She has been on the panel since 2017.

Harshad Kolte has lived in the Triangle area since 1996. He has always been involved with music and music related organizations since childhood. He has served on the committes of several organizations. He was active with SPIC-MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) in his undergrad and Vice President of the same in grad school (Clemson University). He is a semi-classical singer and also plays the keyboard. He has been associated with Nuv Yug for over 10 years and joins the panel this year.

Saumya Gupta has lived in the area for more than 13 years. She is an engineer/MBA by profession. She was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and was raised in a music inclined family. Her motherís passion and dedication towards classical music initiated her learning in Indian Classical Music at a very young age of 5. Later on she pursued Bachelor of Music (Sangeet Prabhakar) in Classical Vocal from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and also "Visharad" 6 years of classical training in Kathak specialised in Lucknow Gharana. She performed at various prestigious platform for many years. She is excited to be back as a returning Nuv Yug IDOL judge after her amazing experience in 2016 when the event was first launched.

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