Anoushka Shankar


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Anoushka Shankar (born 9 June 1981) is a Indian sitar player and composer. She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar and the half-sister of Norah Jones.

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Classical music may be a big part of her identity, but Anoushka Shankar says, only 20% of what she does is associated with it.

From reinventing the sound of the sitar, to creating a name for herself that is independent of her legendary father, late Pt Ravi Shankar - in a career spanning 20 years, and counting, Anoushka Shankar has achieved several feats.
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar is thrilled that she will be one of presenters at this year’s Grammy Awards. She is also nominated in the world music album category.
Popular sitar player Anoushka Shankar has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best World Music Album for Home this year.
In her initial years, she may have been popularly known as sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughter, but it didn't take her long to come into her own.
Indian sitar player, composer and daughter of late sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar says as soon as we talk about a country like India one is already making too much generalisation.