Ganheera Hema Neralkar Upasani was born & brought up in the musical environment. She is the daughter of PT. NATH NERALKAR, who is one of the greatest HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCALIST from this part of Maharashtra. Hema has done her M.A. Music from S.N.D.T. University in Pune. With rare distinction of having secured 5 prizes of the S.N.D.T. university in different aspects of music along with C. RAMACHANDRA prize for maximum marks in M.A., has distinction of having stood first in first class. Music is in her very genes! Hema is well known & famous for her versatile performances.
She has a sonorous voice which she groomed with indefatigable Riyaz. Her Ragadari has the power to touch the chords of the souls of listeners. Today Gazal has become an integral part of music concerts. Especially interest in semi-classical music, Hema has intuitively mastered each & every delicacy of Gazal. An aesthetic innovation in each concert is her forte. She has carved a place for herself by singing Bhajans & Gazals in an exclusively magnification style. Great art can never be delimited to the frame of the academic world. In India, the great artists have towered above the academic fortifications. Hema is a rare blend of academic excellence and that of wonderful phenomenon the genius. Her art, devotion, and voice have a rare throb of human emotions. Through her voice, Hema voices all human sentiments. That is why she has a potential to be the voice of human sentiments.