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Hindi Musician Ananda Shankar

Ananda Shankar is an Indian musician, singer, and composer. He is known for his style of fusing Eastern and Western music. Ananda Shankar was born on 11 December 1942 in Almora, British India. He was the son of Amala Shankar Bio coming soon... >> Read More... and Uday Shankar Uday Shankar is one the most well-known Indian fil >> Read More... . His parents were famous Bengali dancers. He married Tanusree Shankar Tanusree Shankar is a renowned actress, dancer, an >> Read More... , who was the dancer and choreographer. Ananda Shankar completed his schooling at The Scindia School, Gwalior. His uncle Ravi Shankar Bio coming soon... >> Read More... is a famous sitar player. But Ananda Shankar did not learn sitar from his uncle. He studied sitar with Dr. Lalmani Mishra at Banaras Hindu University. 

Ananda Shankar traveled to Los Angeles and played music with contemporary musicians like Jimi Hendrix James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, famous American son >> Read More... . He signed to Reprise Records and released his first studio album in Los Angeles. The album was Ananda Shankar. In the early 1970s, he returned to India, and in 1975, he released the album Ananda Shankar and His Music. Also, in 2005, the album was re-released.  

In the mid-90s, the profile of Anand Shankar Anand Shankar is an Indian cinema screenwriter and >> Read More... in the West rose again and reached club DJ sets, mainly in London. During the late 90s, Ananda Shankar worked and toured in the United Kingdom with London DJ State of Bengal. The result of the collaboration was the album Walking On. His sitar sounds merged with hip-hop and breakbeat in the album Walking On. In 2005, his song Raghupati featured in the famous video game.

Ananda Shankar won the National Award in 1974 for best music direction. His notable discographies are India Remembers Elvis, Missing You, A Musical Discovery of India, Sa-Re-Ga Machan, Temptations, Ananda, and Arpan. In 2010 and 2011, his music was used on the NBC Comedy Show. Ananda Shankar died on 26 March 1999 due to cardiac failure. He was 56 years old at the time of his death.


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