The Massive flight from Mumbai to Los Angeles

How can a conversation between 2 college pass outs turn into the creation of the biggest troupe in the country?
How can an unfamiliar Band witness a queue of India’s biggest celebrities?
How to be impartial towards creed, caste, religion, or disability?
What makes you shine in India’s biggest Talent shows?

Udaan is an Urdu word which means ‘Fly’. Keval and Deepak didn’t have wings, but they wanted to fly high. On an evening in 2005, the two recent college pass-outs were thinking of their future ahead. However, the conversations they had with each other didn’t revolve around disappointment or frustration, but instead they were optimistic and chose to see the glass half full. In a literal sense, they didn’t have sight, but they did have a vision of creating a group for anyone who faced the same fate as them, as both believed there is a lot of talent around, and all that is needed is an opportunity for these talents to shine.

Udaan mesmerizing their audience at one of their illustrious performances

On 19 December 2005, Udaan did their first show with 15 artists and never looked back from there. Currently, they boast of a troupe with over 60 talented artists from all across Maharashtra. Udaan believes in inclusivity hence, their talent list is unaffected by caste, creed, or geographical boundaries. Uncompromising with the standard of performance, Keval and Deepak have scouted raw talents from everywhere. For instance, Sathish who Dances without any legs and stays in a small village near Kolhapur or a melodious female singer from the suburbs of Nagpur. Their portfolio includes Evergreen and latest Bollywood music, Bhakti Sangeet, Jain Stavan, Ghazals, Qawalis, Marathis film songs, Marathi Laavani, Marathi Bhaktigeet, Superhit English numbers, Track singing, Wester classical performances, Jazz, Fusion, Soft rock, Instrumental music for the reception, corporate events, and the list goes on.

Udaan has collaborated with Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chouhan, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, and many more. They have also been featured on television shows like Comedy Ka Daily Soap — Sony, Ek Se BadhkarEkJalweSitaronKe– Zee and India’s Got Talent — Colors. Udaan has been backed, aided, and cheered by Superstars like Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Dharmendra, Anupam Kher, and many more. Udaan has a long list of Patrons, which is just a testament to the immense talent the group as a collective holds. From performing throughout various states in the country to touring abroad in cities like Los Angeles, New Jersey, Chicago, New York, Tampa, Atlanta, and Orlando shows us their colossal flight.

Udaan is indeed one of the most experienced and talented group for any event organizer to have. So, in order to be serenaded by some exquisite talents and to uplift your events and celebration to great melodious heights, hire Udaan here!

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