Ravi Shankar Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wife, Net worth

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Ravi Shankar (Ravindra, Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury)

Last Updated: 09 Nov, 2022 | Views: 213

Age: 92

Profession: Musician

Other Profession(s): Sitarist, Composer

Net Worth: $2 Million

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
07 Apr, 1920
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Uttar Pradesh
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
11 Dec, 2012

About Ravi Shankar

About (Profile/Biography)

Ravi Shankar was a well-known sitarist and composer from India. In the 1920s, he became the world's greatest exponent of North Indian classical music and inspired many musicians in India and around the world. After spending his first decade in Benares, Shankar traveled to Paris with his brother, choreographer Uday Shankar, at the age of ten. He became a member of the group at the age of 13, joined its members on tour, and learned to dance and play multiple Indian instruments.


In 1938 – Shankar left his dancing profession to learn Indian classical music as Khan's student in Maihar, where he lived with his family in the traditional gurukul institution.

In 1939 – His first public performance was a "jugalbandi" (duet) with sarod player Ali Akbar Khan.

In 1955 – Menuhin invited Shankar to perform in New York City for a Ford Foundation-sponsored concert of Indian classical music.

In 1958 – Shankar attended the United Nations' 10th-anniversary celebrations and the UNESCO musical event in Paris.

In 1971 – He participated in Madison Square Garden in New York for the Concert for Bangladesh.

Achievements and Awards

In 1967 – He was awarded Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

In 1981 – Shankar received Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award.

In 1999 – Shankar was honored with Bharat Ratna.

Unknown Facts

Shankar composed the music for the song “Sare Jahan Se Achha.”` It was written in 1904 by Muhammad Iqbal and had a lengthier tune till Shankar was asked to modify it in 1945.

Rajiv Gandhi nominated Shankar to the Rajya Sabha, and he worked in Parliament from 1986 and 1992.


Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 163 cm
In Meters 1.63 m
In Feet & Inches 5'3"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 kg
In Pounds 154 Ibs
Eye Colour
Hair Colour

Family Details

Father's Name
Shyam Shankar Chowdary
Mother's Name
Amala Shankar
Sukanya Rajan, Annapurna Devi
Shubhendra Shankar
Norah Jones ,Anoushka Shankar

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