Mrs Chitra Sharad leads the Shachi Group.
comes from a Gujarati Nagar family where music has been a tradition, a way of life.
grew up and studied upto her
B.A./B.Com. degrees in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; and did some coursework in the USA.
conducted a weekly Gujarati program, Geet Gurjari, of music and talks (first of its kind in USA) on WONX 1590 AM, a Chicago radio station.
has organized and conducted garba-raas and cultural programs at Navratri time and similar occasions earlier in Ahmedabad, and later in USA in the Carolinas, California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
While bhajans are her
is equally at ease with ghazals, garba, raas, lokgeet, lagnageet and lyrical songs (sugam sangeet), both in Hindi as well as Gujarati.
started a music group, Shachi
, in New York, and gave performances with well-known guest artists from India like Gaurav Dhru, Ghanshyam Joshi and Babla, Jr.
has maintained the family tradition of music in her
three daughters (Neha, Neti, Alpa) have developed the talent to sing Hindi, Gujarati, and English songs.