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Open Chest Interview with Anoushka Shankar

Aug 06, 2013

In Pursuit Of Her Own Greatness!

Although less visible on the mainstream musical map than both her father and sister, Anouskha is no less the talent and has an impressively varied resume for someone who is only 26 years old.

As early as 8, Anouskha began her musical journey on a customized sitar made especially for her.

By 13, she made her recording debut on In Celebration, an album dedicated to the works of her father.

At 15, she forayed into conducting on her father’s Chants of India album produced by George Harrison.

By 1998, she released her first self titled solo album as well as being recognized as the youngest and first female recipient of the British Parliament’s House of Commons Shield.

In 2000, she released her 2nd solo album, Anourag, which catapulted her into the international arena with her first Grammy nomination, released a book entitled Bapi: The Love of my Life — a biopic portrayal of her father’s career, and starred in a 30-minute BBC documentary called Anoushka Shankar: Sitar Trek, which was a behind the scenes look at her on tour.

2004 saw her veer into acting in the film, Dance Like a Man which earned her a best supporting actress nomination from India’s National Film Awards. In the same year, she made the 20 Asian Heroes List in the Asia edition of Time magazine.

2005 was when she really began to find her own unique voice with the release of her 3rd solo album, Rise, which gave her a 2nd Grammy nomination.

In 2006, she made history as the first Indian to play at the Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony.

So what could possibly be left for this multi-talented star to achieve? Superstar status perhaps? Well, maybe the release of her newest album, Breathing Under Water, her most prolifically organic, first collaborative masterpiece and that too with the extraordinarily talented Karsh Kale, set to release in August, will make even that a thing of the past. I caught up with her to chat about this personal and professional milestone, so read on to discover the world of Anoushka Shankar!

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Raj Girn


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