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Name: Anoushka  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1978
Place of Birth: Bielawa, Poland
Profession: Actress
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Anoushka Shankar (b. 1981) a sitar virtuoso and composer, is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, famous sitar artist from India. She is the half-sister of Grammy winner Norah Jones.

Anoushka was born in London. When she was nine years old, her father begain training her in the sitar. She gave a public performance at age thirteen; since then she has become a world famous sitar artist.

Awards and Accolades

In recognition of her artistry and musicianship, the British Parliament presented Anoushka with a House of Commons Shield in 1998. She is the youngest as well as the first female recipient of this high honour. Anoushka became the first woman to perform at The Ramakrishna Centre in Calcutta in February 2000. The Indian Television Academy, Asmi and India Times chose her as one of four Women of the Year in India in 2003. In 2004 Anoushka was chosen as one of twenty Asian Heroes by the Asia edition of TIME magazine.


Recording she has played on:

Album Artist Year
In Celebration Ravi Shankar 1995
Chants of India Ravi Shankar May 6, 1997
Anoushka Anoushka Shankar 1998
Anourag Anoushka Shankar 2000
ShankaRagamala Various Artists 2000
Live at Carnegie Hall Anoushka Shankar 2001
Sacred Love Sting September 30, 2003
Concert For George Various Artists November 18, 2003
MIDIval Times MIDIval Punditz 2005
Rise Anoushka Shankar 2005
Live In Concert at the Nehru Park, New Delhi Jazmin with Special Guest Anoushka Shankar  ????

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