Atul Menon is a singer at SAPAN. He is a trained Carnatic musician, having taken lessons under Mrs. Seetha Krishan for eight years. As a kid, he participated in numerous singing performances at shows and functions in Doha, Qatar. Atul has competed at numerous interschool competitions in Doha, Bahrain and the UAE winning numerous awards. He won the prestigious Kalachandran award for a record 8 times in his school. In 2007, he was selected as the youngest participant on Zee TV’s popular SAREGAMAPA Middle East-Pakistan singing competition judged by Suresh Wadekar and Aadesh Srivastav. In 2010, he formed the band Agrata with his childhood friend on the keyboard and guitar. Agrata has produced 7 songs, 4 being Hindi-English mashups. The band has also performed and recorded with popular South-Indian singer Vandana Srinivasan.
Photography courtesy of Sardar Aziz and Shan Jalla