Born in a family having rich legacy of music,Atul received this cultural heritage from his family. Atul's grandmother late Smt.Manik Bhat was a disciple of Gwalior Gharana exponent Pt.Vinayakrao Patwardhan, Pt.Bal Mate, Pt. Haribhau Deshpande and Shri. Chandrashekhar Deshpande.
Atul also received training in natyasangeet (theatrical music) from well known stage actresses and vocalists late Smt.Jaymalabai Shiledar and Smt.Keerti Shiledar, Smt.Jaymalabai groomed Atul with new approach to the style of Balgandharva (Gandharva Gayaki).
Atul was very reluctant to perform as an actor on stage but it was Smt. Jaymalabai and her family, carved Atul to this aspect . with their blessings and inborn talent Atul has performed as a leading role in famous musical dramas like Sangeet Saubhadra and Sangeet Suvarnatula.
He further performed in Sanskrit versions of Sangeet Manapman and Sangeet samshaykallol for Aakashwani, and well appreciated by music lovers.
Atul also took guidance in Bhavsangeet (light music) from late.Shri.Gajananrao watve, a well known singer of his era, and he also took guidance in light classical forms of music like Thumari, Dadra from Smt.Ashwini Tilak and Smt.Shashikala Shirgopikar.
He also took guidance from the disciple of Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki, Shri.Hemant Pendse.wardhan, Pt.Bal Mate, Pt.Haribhau Deshpande and Shri.Chandrashekhar Deshpande.