Anouksha Shankar

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Name Anouksha Shankar
Nick names Noukita, Sushi, Pirelli, Pampoush
Profession Musician
Date of Birth June 9, 1981
Birth Place London
Height 5′ 4″
Family Father: Ravi Shankar
Mother: Sukanya Shankar
Half sister: Norah Jones
School High school: Encinitas, California, USA
Also studied in London and Delhi
Debut Music: Recorded her first album at age 13
Actress:Dance Like a Man
Instrument Earlier it was piano but now sitar
Guru Her father
Awards British Parliament awarded her with a House of Commons Shield
Book The Love of my Life, an intimate biographical portrait of her father
Languages * Talks French with her father
* Tamil with her mother
* English
* Bengali
* Hindi
Rise Her half sister Norah Jones and her father have performed on this CD.
Favourite books Books: Ayn Rand books, Roald Dahl’s children’s books and the Mahabharata. She used to read a lot of Archie’s as well
Food: Indian,Thai and Italian
Sports: basketball and soccer
Hobbies Writing and dancing
Inspiration Mother
Favourite ragas Bageshri, Yaman Manj, Mishra Piloo
Loves to hear mainly a lot of Goa trance and Israeli trance, drum and bass, Western classical, flamenco and mellow chill out stuff
Anouksha * Anoushka is a Russian name meaning “Little Anna”
* Her mother named her after the actress Anoushka Hempel
Terrifying making a mistake and having her father hear it.
If she joins college she would like to study English, French and/or psychology
First crush Pritham, her mother’s friend’s son
George harrison She was with him in November 2001 at George Harrison’s bedside on the day before he died.
Future of music Feels that music is now trying to get out of its borders and the young musicians are playing a major role in doing so
Her father “…I am waiting for the time when I will be called Anoushka’s father… Anoushka has indeed a rare talent… there is something spiritual in the way she plays… she feels the music and gives in to it.”
Facts * Was chosen as one of 20 Asian Heroes by the Asia edition of Time magazine.

*A supporter of animal rights and People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals (PETA).

* In February 2000, she became the first woman to perform at The Ramakrishna Centre in Calcutta* Anoushka was introduced to Norah when she was 16 and Norah was 18.

* Her mother was a tampura player to Pandit Ravi Shankar

* Anoushka was on the very first cover of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

* Her debut performance was to celebrate her father’s 75th birthday

* Was a homecoming queen

* She became the first Indian to play at the Grammy Awards when she performed a piece from the CD at the pre-telecast ceremony in February 2006.

Residences * San Diego, US
* London
* Delhi
Manager’s email [email protected]

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