Ashish Sankrityayan is an exponent of the Dagar tradition of dhrupad and is presently the Guru and Director of Dhrupad Kendra Bhopal. He received his MA in Mathematics from the University of Bombay and studied dhrupad with Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar.
He also received guidance from Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar. Ashish Sankrityayan also studied vedic recitation in the Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandin Branch from Dr. Hriday Ranjan Sharma and trained in kathak dance for some years from Pandit Ramlalji Bareth of the Raigarh School. He received the National Junior Culture Fellowship in 2003 from the Ministry of Culture.