Vikas Kashalkar (born 16 July 1950) is a noted Hindustani classical vocalist, scholar, teacher and musicologist. He has received training in the Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharanas. He hails from a family with music tradition.
Kashalkar was born in Pandharkawada, Maharashtra. He was initiated in music from his father N D Kashalkar, a lawyer by profession and a renowned musicologist and writer. The tradition of Guru-shishya tradition plays an important role in Hindustani classical music. Vikas Kashalkar received his advanced training in music from Pandit Gajananrao Joshi, a stalwart of the Gwalior gharana and a violin virtuoso. Kashalkar's singing reflects all the facets of systematic training : 'Talim ka Gana', in the language of the music connoisseurs.