Aluna Kabuini is a tribal Kabui dancer based in Manipur. She is also a Ras exponent. She was the recipient of the Manipur State Kala Academy Award in 2001-2001 for her contribution in the field of Tribal Kabui dance.
Annapurna Devi is one of the most accomplished and famous sitar players, she became a renowned sitar instructor. She was also Ravi Shankar’s wife.
Anoushka Shankar is a British Indian sitar player. She is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sukanya Shankar. She is the paternal half sister of American song writer and singer Norah Jones.
Birju Maharaj is a leading exponent and torch-bearer of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Lucknow. He is the only son and disciple of Shri Achhan Maharaj and is a familiar face of Indian Kathak dance all over the world. He has performed in almost all the countries of the globe.
Bismillah Khan was an Indian Shehnai maestro. He was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001. He was one of the greatest Shehnai players in the country.
Haobam Ongbi Ngangbi Devi
Haobam Ongbi Ngangbi Devi is a Manipuri ras exponent. She is a singer and dancer per excellence. She has contributed immensely to music and dance in Manipur. She was conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padmashree in 2010 for her contribution in the field of Manipuri music and dance.
Hilda Mit Lepcha
Hilda Mit Lepcha is a popular musician and a promoter of Lepcha community from the state of Sikkim. She in association with her husband, Sonam Tshering Lepcha, has been working over the years making significant contributions towards the Lepcha traditional music.
Jatin Goswami is a renowned Satriya dancer from Assam. He is a popular personality and has won a number of awards for his work relating to the development of Satriya dance.
Kshetrimayum Ongbi Thouranisabi Devi
Kshetrimayum Ongbi Thouranisabi Devi is an eminent dancer of Manipur. She is one of the prominent artistes of Nata Sankirtana. The Government of India honored her with the Padmashree in the filed of dance in 2003.
Mallika Sarabhai, a multifaceted personality, is a noted Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer. She has immensely contributed to the fields of acting, writing and publishing.
Ningombam Ibobi Singh
Ningombam Ibobi Singh is a pung drummer based in Manipur. He is ranked among the prestigious pung drummers for Manipur Nata Sankirtan. He received the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer who played the sitar. He has been described as the best-known contemporary Indian musician.
Sonal Mansingh is an eminent Indian classical dancer and a leading exponent of Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, and Chhau. Besides being a dancer, Sonal Mansingh is a well-known choreographer, teacher, orator and a social activist.
Sonam Tshering Lepcha
Sonam Tshering Lepcha is a renowned musician from the state of Sikkim. He is known to his admirers as Rong Lapon (the Lepcha Master) and is credited with the revival of interest in Lepcha culture.
Ustad Zakir Hussain
Ustad Zakir Hussain is a famous Indian Tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer. He is the son of the legendary Tabla player Alla Rakha. He is today appreciated both in the filed of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon.