Arti Tiku Kaul born and brought up in Srinagar, Kashmir, started her singing career at
the age of 6 as a radio entertainer and soon became a popular TV entertainer as well. Arti
received her MA in Classical Music from Punjab and Allahabad Universities. She has taught
music in College of Music and Fine Arts at University of Kashmir. Arti has made few
Kashmiri audiotapes which have
become quite popular with Kashmiri community.
Arti has been encouraged all through her musical
career by her family, especially by her sister Shana Mattoo, who has been the
force behind her and her brother Pran
Tiku and most importantly her parents, Shri T.N Tiku and Kanta
Tiku. Arti has been trained and groomed as a accomplished singer by her Guru Shri T.
K. Jalali, a great exponent of the Gwalior Gharana of music. Under his guidance, Arti
became one of the most profound classical singer and later on a teacher. Arti has received
tremendous support in her musical career from her husband Arvind
Kaul, who is her most important critic and admirer.
Arti has performed in major Indian cities and has
represented the Government of India in West Indies, Venezuela, and North America in
cultural and social exchange programs. In 1993, Arti moved to USA and taught music in
Along with her music, Arti also is a trained Graphic
Designer/Desktop Publisher and is working on some projects at home.