Born in Mumbai on 30th July 1977,Omkar Dadarkar was enthused by his parents, both being Marathi Natya-Sangeet performer and took his initial training under Mr.Ram Deshpande and received scholarship from C.C.R.T.(New Delhi). As the nephew and shishya of the legendary vocalist Padmashree Manik Verma, Omkar was fortunate enough to get taleem from her. Later he took training from Pt.Yashwantbua Joshi of Gwalior Gharana under the Guru-shishya Parampara scheme of Dadar-Matunga Cultural Centre.
Being selected as scholar in I.T.C. Sangeet Research Academy in 1999,he underwent rigorous training from Guru Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar and successfully completed six years training in the Academy with A+ grade. He got his training of light classical form under Vidushi Girija devi in ITC SRA and Shri Srinivas khale while he was in Mumbai.
Omkar has completed Sangeet Alankar from Gandharv Mahavidyalaya and graduated in Marathi lit.and History.
Omkar has performed in several Music Conferences in the cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanpur Lucknow, and has enthralled audiences abroad in USA, Canada, Nepal, Bangladesh etc. He received the prestigious Vidyasagar Award from Music Forum. Omkar is recognized as the most promising upcoming talent and has won many prestigious awards like "Sangeet Shiromani" award from Shanmukhananda Hall-Mumbai, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2009 and is the first recipient of "Chaturanga Sangeet Shishyavrutti Award" given by Chaturanga Pratishthan in collaboration with Mhaiskar Foundation,Mumbai. He was also recently awarded by Sangeet Natak Academy New Delhi.
Omkar is currently associated with I.T.C.Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata as a Musician Tutor and has now become a name to reckon with in the world of Indian Classical Music.