Veena Shukla born in a music loving family from Nagpur, Ms. Shubhangi Chaudhari now known as Mrs. Veena Shukla is the most gifted and accomplished vocalist of Kirana Gharana from the present generation. She has already been acclaimed as a worthy torch bearer of the rich Kirana Gharana, a heritage established by the Late Gayan Samrat Abdul Karim Khan Sahib. Mrs. Veena took her first lessons in music from her Guru Smt. Tara Vilayachi and Dr. Balasaheb Purohit. Later, she had the privilege to receive Talim of Kirana Gharana from Padma Bhushan Dr. Prabha Atre for a decade, under whose guidance she enriched her dimensions of Kirana Gharana tradition. Important tips and training for two years from Smt. Padma Talwalkar was very useful to her. Mrs. Veena Shukla has been endowed with a melodious voice, tonal purity, clarity and incredible virtuosity. Veena who is gifted with a commendable fluency in voice, renders 'Raags' with technical perfection and also renders 'Thumri', ‘Dadara,' 'Kaki' and other light semi-classical songs with the same flare, rare imagination, ease and melody. Her versatility besides her mastery over ‘Khyal’ is exemplary in her singing of Bhajans, Abhangas, Natya Sangeet, Marathi Bhavgeet and Hindi Gazals. Veena's melodious voice holds her audience spell-bound in admiration.
She has completed her M.Phil in music.
Currently Veena ji under the tutelage of Pt. Vikas Kashalkar ji