Having been born to artist parents, Bhakti’s journey as a Kathak artist (without exaggeration) began in her mother’s womb. Her parents and teachers Guru. Vidyahari Deshpande and Guru. Sunil Deshpande recognized the performer in her at an early age had laid the foundation for her to become a soloist since she was 9 years old. Destiny also brought the living legend Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharajji, who Bhakti had always idealized since she was 4; to inspire her in the journey ahead. Since then she has had the fortune of having Maharajji guide her through. She absorbs his ideology of beauty & grace in bodily movement or vocabulary and has made it her strongest tool for self-expression. Fortune also showered upon her to receive guidance from Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar ji when she was hardly 12 years old.