The Best Indian Classical Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Indian Classical Artists

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This Indian classical music artist list ranks the best Indian classical singers and musicians by votes. This list of famous Indian musicians let’s you see who Indian classical fans think are the best classical Indian musical artists. Indian classical music is a beloved and diverse genre, but one that isn't listened to much outside of India when compared to popular music. If you're interested in Indian classical music, this list is a great way to learn about the genre. This list of the top Indian classical music bands and performers in the world includes all musicians who have composed music or made recordings since the birth of Indian classical music. Indian classical musicians are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Indian classical music singers and performers on this list got started. 

 
These are truly the greatest Indian classical music bands of all time, since the most famous Indian classical music singers names are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Indian classical music. You can click on the Indian classical music band names to see more information about that particular notable Indian classical music groups. 
 
This list has Indian Classical musicians like A. R. Rahman and more. Vote down your least favorite artists and vote up the best ones to see your favorites rise to the top. What's in your top 10? If K. J. Yesudas or Lata Mangeshkar is in there, be sure to vote for them. All important, significant, and iconic names in Indian classical music history are here, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list also include new and upcoming Indian classical music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Indian classical music, as well as a great reference to learn what artists other people are listening to. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best Indian classical music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Indian classical music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Indian classical music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.
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    Qawwali, Ghazal, Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music, Thumri, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Jazz fusion, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, North Indian Classical, Film score

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    Indian classical music, Classical music

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    Ghazal, Filmi

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Film score, Hindustani classical music

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    Pop music, Folk music, Indian classical music

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    Hindustani classical music

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    Ali Baksh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Shubha Mudgal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Pop music, Folk music, Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music

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    Kedar Pandit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Khyal

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    Ghazal, Indian classical music, Filmi

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    Indian classical music

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    Shahid Parvez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music

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    Girija Devi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Abdul Karim Khan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, Filmi, Film score

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    Indian classical music, Carnatic music

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    Fusion, Indian classical music

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    Hindustani classical music

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    Baiju Bawra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music

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    Somranjan Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

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    Indian Classical Guitar The guitar is viewed primarily as a western musical instrument. It did originate in the west but has now transcended boundaries and become a truly international musical instrument, in the process

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    Suresh Wadkar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music, Filmi, Hindustani classical music

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    Hindustani classical music

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    Indian classical music, Film score

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    Indian classical music, Carnatic music

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    Indian classical music

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    Mahesh Kale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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    Indian pop, Folk music, Indian classical music

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    Samta Prasad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music

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    Indian classical music

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    T. V. Rathinam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

    Indian classical music, Film score

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    Sameer Abhyankar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Indian Classical Artists

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    Carnatic music

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    Indian classical music, Carnatic music, Jazz fusion

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    Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music

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