Vandana Vishwas Age, Husband, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Mississauga, Canada
Age: 53 Years
Husband: Vishwas Thoke

Vandana Vishwas

Other nameVandana Tripathi (before marriage)
Profession(s)Singer, Composer, Architect
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 4" (163 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutAlbum: 'Meera – The Lover... (2009)
Cover of Vandana's debut album,  'Meera – The Lover...'
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Toronto Best World CD for Cover of Vandana's debut album, 'Meera – The Lover...' (2010)
• Marty Award for Established Performing Arts by Mississauga Arts Council, Ontario, Canada (2012)
• Vox-Pop for Best Traditional World Song for the song "Badara Re" by U.S. Independent Music Awards (2011)
• Listed rank No. 1 on Reverbnation World charts for Canada (2014)
• Woman Hero Award for Performing Arts by ICACI (Indo-Canadian Arts & Culture Initiative (2015)
Vandana (centre) while receiving the Woman Hero Award by ICACI
• Best World Music award by Toronto Independent Music Awards for album ‘Parallels’ (2016)
Vandana (centre) while receiving Narayani Sushma Swaraj National Women's Award
• Silver medal by Global Music Awards in Best World Music and Female Vocalist for flamenco-based song ‘Mai Beqaid’ (2016)
• Akademia Awards in Best World Beat Album (for 'Parallel') & Best World Music Video (for ‘Mai Beqaid’) (2017)
• Harit Paryay National Magazine's 'Narayani Sushma Swaraj National Women's Award' (2024)
Vandana while receiving Narayani Sushma Swaraj National Women's Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 July 1970 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 53 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signCancer
HometownMississauga, Ontario, Canada
SchoolAkhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal (ABGMM) of Miraj, Maharashtra, India
College/University• Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal (ABGMM) of Miraj, Maharashtra, India
• National Institute of Technology, Raipur (1987-1992)
Educational Qualification(s)• Sangeet Virashad (bachelor's degree) in Indian Classical music form ABGMM (1986)
• B. Arch at the National Institute of Technology, Raipur (1992)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Solving Sudoku
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Vishwas Thoke
Marriage Date12 October 1994
Husband/SpouseVishwas Thoke (architect, music producer)
Vandana with her husband, Vishwas Thoke
ParentsFather- Krishna Tripathi
Vandana with her father
Mother- Madhuri Tripathi
Vandana with her mother
SiblingsBrother- Nitin Tripathi
Vandana with her brother, Nitin Tripathi
Cuisine(s)Indian and Ethiopian Cuisines
SnacksIndian snacks like Kachori, Panipuri, and Tikki
Hard DrinkHomemade Wine
Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singh
Place to Visit Niagara Falls, Canada
CoffeehouseTim Hortons
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Vandana Vishwas

  • When Vandana was just 2 days old, a nurse mistakenly injected an unsterilized syringe into her left hip due to which she developed a septic infection, causing her 24/7 chronic and acute pains. She is fighting a lifelong partial immobility in her left leg due to this septic arthritis.
  • Vandana’s childhood years were spent in Korba, Chhattisgarh. She was born with a blessed voice and could easily sing difficult songs even at the age of 4.
  • She was 5 years old when she began to learn music lessons. Her first Gurus were Pandit Parashuram Sharma and Mrs. Vimla Soni.

    Vandana and her brother while singing a bhajan on a Janmashtami festival during their younger days

    Vandana and her brother while singing a bhajan on a Janmashtami festival during their younger days

  • At the age of 8, she suffered from serious tonsillitis which started to damage her vocal cords. She was not allowed to sing for 4 years during the time of her homoeopathic treatment for this health problem.
  • Vandana participated and won in many local and regional singing competitions during her school days.
  • She was underage (16 years old) when she received her Sangeet Virashad degree from ABGMM Institute. It was given to her as an exception.
  • Vandana worked as a part-time singer at All India Radio while she was pursuing her B.Arch degree. Her voice was noticed there by Ustaad Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain, who trained her in ghazal singing.

    Vandana's Gurus, Ustad Ahmed Hussain (left) and Mohammad Hussain

    Vandana’s Gurus, Ustad Ahmed Hussain (left) and Mohammad Hussain

  • In 1993, months after her degree was over, she was invited by the Doordarshan (national television of India) to perform on TV.

    Vandana during her college days

    Vandana during her college days

  • When Vandana was working at All India Radio, Mr. D.K. Gandhe composed music for her. He was her mentor.
  • She has performed at ‘Acharya Brihaspati Sammelan’ conducted by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai. After that, many Bollywood music directors approached her but she chose to pursue a career in architecture due to her physical limitations.
  • Vandana worked as an architect in Dubai for some years and then moved to Canada with her husband. After a 22-year career in architecture, she decided to come back to music as a full-time career in 2009.
  • Her singing style is unique for her collaboration of  Indian and Western music, where she blends Rock, Pop, Flamenco, African, Ballad, Chinese Erhu, and Country music with her Indian classical voice for Geet, Ghazals, Nazms, and Thumri.
  • Apart from singing in Hindi and Urdu languages, she also sings in Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Tamil, Gujarati, Rajasthani, and Manipuri languages.
  • Her husband, who was her collegemate, co-produces music with Vandana. All the guitar beats to Vandana’s songs were given by him. He hails from Bangalore.

    Vandana and Vishwas singing a duet song at a friend's event during college days

    Vandana and Vishwas singing a duet song at a friend’s event during college days

  • Vandana and her husband designed and marketed her debut album, ‘Meera – The Lover…’ all by themselves. The songs in this album are inspired by the 16th-century Indian poet Meera’s love poetry for Krishna. The album cover is also inspired by their story, where the ‘ektara’ and ‘flute’ represent the instruments of Meera and Krishna.
  • Her other albums are titled Monologues (2013), Samarsiddha (2014), Parallels (2016), Nav Varsh Mangalkamna Geet (2021), and Kabeera-The Thinker (2023).
  • Vandana is also a live performer and has been singing on stage since 2009. She has sung in events and concerts like the Latin-Afro-South Asian Cultural Concert and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).
  • She has been featured in several popular newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV stations as an independent artist, with no label, artist manager or booking agent working for her.
  • Her album, ‘Parallels’ topped the RMR (Root Music Report) World charts in 2016, and stayed there for four weeks in a row. It also topped the Earshot National International charts in Canada.
  • Vandana also sings to raise funds for the victims affected by natural calamities or human tragedy.

    Vandana's Instagram post about her social work concert

    Vandana’s Instagram post about her social work concert

  • Vandana is a hardcore traveller and foodie. Her Instagram account has many pictures of her food from various places. She is fond of trying snacks, drinks, and food from different locations.
  • Vandana has been a part of an art project, ‘Our Temple Of Madness: The Summoning in Nelson,’ BC, Canada. As a part of the project, she sang a Hindi devotional song ‘Prem Jo Anant Ho Gaya’, two Bangla songs ‘Bolchi Gaane Gaane’ and Mon-Pakhi’, and a female version of the Meiti song ‘Malangba.’
  • Vandana is serving as a teacher and principal in the ‘Vandana’s School of Indian Music,’ Mississauga, Canada since 2007.
  • She loves to spend time in nature and believes it works as therapy.

    Vandana's Instagram post about nature

    Vandana’s Instagram post about nature