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Ustad Zakir Hussain to Ricky Kej, Indians who won Grammy awards

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The Grammys are one of the most prestigious awards for any musician. When it comes to music, India has a wide variety of musical traditions and over the years there have been several Indian musicians who have made us proud at the International level. Take a look at the Indian celebs who have bagged the Grammy award.

Ustad Zakir Hussain

Ustad Zakir Hussain has bagged three awards at the 66th Grammy Awards. He picked the coveted award in 'Best Global Music Performance' category for 'Pashto'. Hussain, is also part of the Jazz group 'Shakti', won 'The best Global Music album award for its latest album 'This Moment'. Also 'As We Speak' in which the tabla maveick has collaborated with Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Rakesh Chaurasia won the Grammy for the 'Best Contemporary Instrumental Album' category. Source: Grammys Zakir Hussain Bio / Zakir Hussain Jugalbandi performance with Flautist Shashank, Mridangam player Satish Kumar

Ricky Kej

Three-time Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Kej first won the award in 2015 for ‘Winds of Samara’, the second for Best New Age Alumn in 2022 and the third in 2023 for the album ‘Divine Tides’. Source: ANI Photo

Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain's fusion band 'Shakti' band won the Best Global Music Album award for 'This Moment' at the Grammys 2024. Source: X

Falguni Shah

Indian-American singer Falguni Shah, who uses the stage name "Falu", has won the Best Children's Music Album Grammy for 'A Colourful World' in 2022. Source: ANI Photo

Neela Vaswani

Neela Vaswani, the author of the short story collection 'Where the Long Grass Bends' and memoir 'You Have Given Me a Country', won the Grammy award in the Best Children's Album category for 'I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)' in 2015. Source: X

AR Rahman

Rahman has won two Grammy awards, both for 'Slumdog Millionaire'. He won the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, television or other visual media and Best Song Written for motion picture television or other visual media ('Jai Ho'). Source: Instagram Rahman's Melodious Hindi Hits


Legendary lyricist Gulzar won the Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Song Written for Visual Media for the song ‘Jai Ho’ from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Source: X Best songs of Gulzar / Gulzar Fimography / Gulzar Interview1 / Gulzar Interview 2

H Sridhar and PA Deepak

Sound engineer H Sridhar and mix engineer and record producer PA Deepak won a Grammy in 2010 for their work in Slumdog Millionaire. Source: X

Tanvi Shah

Tanvi is the first Indian woman to bag a Grammy. She won the award for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for 'Jai Ho' from the film Slumdog Millionaire in 2010. Source: X

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Classical Indian instrumentalist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt bagged the Grammy in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the 36th Annual Grammy awards. Source: ANI Photo Watch Video Interview of Pandit Vishhwamohan Bhatt

TH Vinayakram

Musician TH Vinayakram won the Grammy in the Best World Music Album category in the year 1991. Source: Instagram

Pandit Ravi Shankar

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar became the first Indian to win a Grammy in 1968. He won 4 Grammy awards in total including Lifetime Achievement award. Source: X Ravi Shankar Bio

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