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There is no doubt that Anoushka Shankar has music in her blood as she mesmerizes one and all with her sitar.
Hailed as a child prodigy, Anoushka Shankar started learning to play the sitar at the age of 7 under the guidance of her father, the late Pandit Ravi Shankar. Being the daughter of a legend, comparisons were inevitable but today, her performances continue to captivate audiences all over the world.
Anoushka gave her first public performance when she was 13 and released her first album at 17. She was the youngest and first woman nominee for the Grammy awards in the World Music category for her album Live at Carnegie Hall. Anoushka has collaborated with several leading names in the music industry, such as Sting and Madonna.
Anoushka is an ardent supporter of animal rights as well as the spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme in India. Recently, Anoushka has also spoken out to lend support to the One Billion Rising campaign which aims to spread awareness and combat violence against women.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For her incredible talent and passion for music
– For using her celebrity status to take up social causes
– For bravely accepting that she was a victim of child sexual abuse in a country where such issues are swept under the carpet
*Photo source: World Music Central.
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