Shivkumar Sharma Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Shivkumar Sharma (Shivkumar)

Last Updated: 09 Jan, 2024 | Views: 464

Age: 84

Profession: Musician

Other Profession(s): Composer, Instrumentalist

Famous For: Indian classical musician and Santoor player

Net Worth: $6 Million

Shivkumar Sharma Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
13 Jan, 1938 (84 Years 03 Months 27 Days)

Birth Country

Birth State/Province
Jammu And Kashmir

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
10 May, 2022

Shivkumar Sharma Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was a popular santoor player and Indian classical musician who is recognized for bringing the santoor to Indian classical music. He worked with Indian flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia as Shiv–Hari and wrote music for many Indian films, including Chandni, Faasle, Lamhe, and Darr. When he was five years old, his father began teaching him vocals and tabla. His father recognized a chance to expose him to the santoor, a hammered dulcimer that originated in ancient Persia but was popular in Kashmir. He noticed the styles that merged Sufi notes with traditional Kashmiri folk music and had his son perform on the instrument, which was then unknown to Indian classical music.


In 1960 – Shivkumar released his first album as a solo artist.

In 1967 – He collaborated with guitarist Brij Bhushan Kabra and Chaurasia to release "Call of the Valley," a concept album that became one of Indian classical music's biggest blockbusters.

In 1981 – Shivkumar collaborated with Chaurasia on the soundtrack for several Hindi films, beginning with "Silsila." After that, they were named the Shiv–Hari musical duo.

In 1993 – He composed a blockbuster musical album for the film "Darr."

In 1965 – Shivkumar played tabla in the classic song "Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye" from the film "Guide," sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Achievements and Awards

In 1986 – He won Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

In 1991 – Shivkumar was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri.

In 2001 – He received India's third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan.

Unknown Facts

Shivkumar was the son of Pandit Umadutt Sharma, a well-known singer who exposed him to Hindustani Classical music when he was just five years old.

Sharma was motivated by his father to succeed in academics to establish himself as a musical talent. In college, he studied Economics and English Literature while also performing in concerts.

Shivkumar Sharma Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

In Centimeters 185 cm
In Meters 1.85 m
In Feet & Inches 6'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 kg
In Pounds 165 Ibs

Eye Colour

Hair Colour

Shivkumar Sharma Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Uma Dutt Sharma

Manorama Sharma

Rahul Sharma And Rohit Sharma

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