- World’s most well-known expert of classical Indian music in the late 20th century
- As a child/teenager, studied music and dance; toured Europe and the U.S. with a dancing group
- At the age of 18, started to study the sitar and became a virtuoso player
- Music leader of the national public radio station of India for 7 years
- George Harrison (guitarist of the Beatles) studied sitar under Shankar and collaborated with him.
- Won many awards, including 5 Grammy Awards
- Nominated for an Academy Award (with co-writer) for Best Original Score for 1982 film, Gandhi
- His daughter, Norah Jones, is a singer / songwriter.
Extras for Plus Members
- Ravi Shankar poster (PDF)