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Anoushka Shankar
Sitar Player, Composer
Born : 9th June, 1981
Rank: 95 

Anoushka Shankar, world famous sitar artist and daughter of eminent sitar maestro Ravi Shankar is a unique artist with tremendous talent. Born in London, she has been playing sitar under her father since nine and made her debut performance at the age of 13. Since then there was no looking back for this gifted classical sitarist. Critically acclaimed for her first solo recording 'Anoushka' (1998), she was nominated two times for the prestigious Grammy Award. Anoushka was the first female to receive the British Parliament's House of Commons Shield, and to perform at the Ramakrishna Centre in Calcutta. She was chosen as one of four Indian women in 2003 by Television Academy, Asmi and India Times and in 2004, one of twenty Asian Heroes by Time magazine. Some of the her works include 'Anourag', 'Live at Carnegie Hall', 'Bapi: The Love of my Life', a biography she wrote on her father, 'Rise' etc. and has acted in a film 'Dance Like a Man'. In her concerts, she captivates the audience with her exotic beauty, prodigious talent and impeccable pedigree.

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