Chi.Abhay Kulkarni is the son of Smt. Uma Kulkarniand Vidwan Amrutesh Kulkarni. Born in the year 1998 he started learning tabla at the age of 4.5 under his father. His first tabla solo performance at the ADA Rangamandira was for half an hour, the audiences were stunned by the flair and soul in the performance of this 5 year old. He actively participated in various competitions and stood First at the Taluk level, District level and Zonal levels, being one of the youngest participants.
Chi. Abhay has accompanied many A Grade artists, Pt V M Nagaraj,Vidushi Sneha Hampiholi to name a few. He played tabla at the Dasara Music Festival,2011 in Mysore. He also appeared on a popular kannada television show that promotes young talents. He has passed the Junior examination conducted by Karnataka State Education Board for Music with a First class- distinction. Also passed 4 examinations conducted by Akhil Bharat Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Miraj with first class.
Presently he is training under his fatherVidwan Amrutesh Kulkarni and Pt.Satish Hampiholi for his higher studies in music.