Sawani is a Hindustani Classical vocalist who was trained by her father, Pt. Madhup Mudgal at the acclaimed Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Delhi. She was an integral part of ‘Samwaad’ and has sung on two of the group’s albums. As the main vocalist for classical Odissi performances, Sawani has toured across France, Greece, and the United States. In 2008, for the unique presentation ‘Famille Mudgal’, Sawani performed in Germany, Spain, Belgium, with a capstone performance at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, France.
Sawani specializes in devotional music, having an expansive repertoire that involves texts of saint poets such as Kabir, Tulsi, Meera, Surdas, Rajjab Ali, Nanak (Shabads) and others. Sawani has performed in Japan, China and India with Padma Shri awardee Leela Samson’s Spanda. Currently, Sawani teaches at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She also voluntarily practiced music therapy at Sanjivani, an NGO for schizophrenics, for two years.