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Anoushka Shankar

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Female

Anoushka Shankar is a grammy nominated Indian sitar player and composer who lives between the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. She is a daughter of late Indian sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar and Sukanya Shankar. She is also the paternal half-sister of American singer Norah Jones, and Shubhendra "Shubho" Shankar, who died in 1992.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1981 Birth Born on June 9, 1981.

TEENAGE

1992 11 Years Old Through her father, she is also a half-sister of American singer Norah Jones (born Geetali Shankar), and Shubhendra "Shubho" Shankar, who died in 1992. … Read More
1998 17 Years Old She released her first album, Anoushka, in 1998, followed by Anourag in 2000.

TWENTIES

2003 22 Years Old Both Shankar and Norah Jones were nominated for Grammy awards in 2003 when Anoushka became the youngest-ever and first woman nominee in the World Music category for her third album, Live at Carnegie Hall.
2005 24 Years Old 2005 brought the release of her fourth album RISE, earning her another Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary World Music category.
2006 25 Years Old In February 2006 she became the first Indian to play at the Grammy Awards.
2007 26 Years Old Shankar, in collaboration with Karsh Kale, released Breathing Under Water on 28 August 2007. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old …  Shankar and Jethro Tull postponed a concert scheduled for 29 November 2008 in Mumbai after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. They reorganised the performance as A Billion Hands Concert, a benefit performance for victims of the attacks, and held it on 5 December 2008. … Read More

THIRTIES

2011 30 Years Old Shankar lives between the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. She is married to British director Joe Wright and their first child, Zubin Shankar, was born on 22 February 2011.
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