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List of notable or famous conductors from India, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in India and even some popular conductors who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from India is included when available.

A factual list, featuring people like A. R. Rahman and Ilaiyaraaja.

This historic conductors from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from India?" These prominent conductors of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian conductors.

Use this list of renowned Indian conductors to discover some new conductors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (8 items)
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from India
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Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Music Producer, + more

Credits: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

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#1 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from India
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Ilayaraja is a film music contributor. ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Pannaipuram, Theni, India

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram, Dhoni, Thalapathi, + more

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#2 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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L. Subramaniam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from India
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Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion. ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, + more

Credits: Salaam Bombay!, Mississippi Masala, ...Jayate, Banaz a Love Story, Ee Snehatheerathu, + more

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#78 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#46 on The Greatest Violists of All Time

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Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar was a film score composer, orchestrator, music director and conductor. ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1937-1998)

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Music Director, Orchestrator

Credits: Bobby, Do Raaste, Aakraman, Jaani Dushman, Prem Bandhan, + more

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