Dancers and Musicians of India

Dance and music lie in the blood of every Indian. One will hardly find an Indian who does not like dance and music. Indians are as much in love with Western dance and music as they love Indian dance and music. 

The names of Ustad Zakir Hussain, Anoushka Shankar, Pt Birju Maharaj, Pt Ravi Shankar, Sonal Mansingh and Bismillah Khan shine brightly in the skies of Indian dance and music. Know in details about the Dancers and Musicians of India.

Dancers and Musicians of India

Aluna Kabuini: 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. Read More

Annapurna Devi: She was one of the most accomplished and famous sitar players, and a renowned sitar instructor. She was married to Pandit Ravi Shankar. Read More

Anoushka Shankar: 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. Read More

Birju Maharaj: He is a leading exponent and torch-bearer of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Lucknow. Birju Maharaj is the only son and disciple of Shri Achhan Maharaj and is a familiar face of Indian Kathak dance all over the world. Read More

Bismillah Khan: 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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Jatin Goswami: 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. Read More

Kshetrimayum Ongbi Thouranisabi Devi: Kshetrimayum Ongbi Thouranisabi Devi is an eminent dancer of Manipur. She is one of the prominent artistes of Nata Sankirtana.Read More

Mallika Sarabhai: Mallika Sarabhai, a multifaceted personality, is a noted Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer. She has immensely contributed to the fields of acting, writing and publishing. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Sonal Mansingh:
Sonal Mansingh is an eminent Indian classical dancer and a leading exponent of Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, and Chhau. Besides being a dancer, Sona Mansingh is a well-known choreographer, teacher, orator and a social activist. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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