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Famous Composers from India

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

List people range from A. R. Rahman to Vishal Bharadwaj.

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

Use this list of renowned Indian composers to discover some new composers 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. {#nodes}
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    A. R. Rahman

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Allahrakka Rahman pronunciation ; born A. S. Dileep Kumar) known professionally as A. R.... more on Wikipedia
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    Aashish Khan

    BirthplaceMaihar, India

    Aashish Khan Debsharma (born 5 December 1939) is an Indian classical musician, a player of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Aadesh Shrivastava

    BirthplaceJabalpur, India

    Aadesh Shrivastava (4 September 1964 – 5 September 2015) was a music composer and singer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Adnan Sami

    Adnan Sami

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Adnan Sami Khan (born 15 August 1971) is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist... more on Wikipedia

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    Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain

    BirthplaceRajasthan, India

    Ahmed Hussain and Mohammed Hussain are ghazal singers from Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan state... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ali Akbar Khan

    Ali Akbar Khan

    Dec. at 87 (1922-2009)

    BirthplaceComilla, Bangladesh

    Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 – 18 June 2009) was an Indian Hindustani classical musician of... more on Wikipedia
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    Allauddin Khan

    Allauddin Khan

    Dec. at 110 (1862-1972)

    BirthplaceBrahmanbaria District, Bangladesh

    Allauddin Khan, also known as Baba Allauddin Khan (1862 – 6 September 1972) was a Bengali... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    BirthplaceThrissur, India

    Alphons Joseph is a music director and playback singer in the Malayalam film industry who got... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Anjjan Meet

    Anjjan Meet is a film music composer.
  • 10
    Anoop Rubens
    Anup Rubens is an Indian film, music composer, known for his works in Telugu cinema. His works... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Anupam Roy

    Anupam Roy

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    Anupam Roy (Bengali: অনুপম রায়; born 29 March 1982) is an Indian singer-songwriter from... more on Wikipedia
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    Babbu Maan

    Babbu Maan

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceKhant, Punjab

    Babbu Maan is a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, composer and film director.
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    Dec. at 57 (1921-1978)

    BirthplaceKozhikode, India

    Mohammad Sabir Baburaj (Malayalam: എം.എസ്‌. ബാബുരാജ്), also known as M. S. Baburaj, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14


    Age: 41
    Balabhaskar Chandran (10 July 1978 – 2 October 2018) was an Indian musician, violinist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Bhupen Hazarika

    Dec. at 85 (1926-2011)

    BirthplaceSadiya, India

    Bhupen Hazarika (Assamese: [bʱupɛn ɦazɔɹika]) (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 16


    Age: 46

    BirthplaceMahabubabad, India

    Chakradhar "Chakri" Gilla (15 June 1974 – 15 December 2014) was an Indian music composer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Deepak Dev

    Deepak Dev

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceKochi, India

    Deepak Devraj Komath, better known as Deepak Dev (Malayalam: ദീപക് ദേവ്), is an Indian music... more on Wikipedia
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    Ehsaan Noorani
    Ehsaan Noorani is an Indian composer and guitarist , Ehsaan is the part of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Gobalsamy Ramanathan was an Indian music composer for Tamil movies. He is also known as Isai... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    G. V. Prakash Kumar

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian actor, a composer of film scores and soundtracks, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Ghulam Ahmed Chishti

    Dec. at 89 (1905-1994)

    BirthplaceJalandhar, India

    Ghulam Ahmed Chishti (Urdu: غُلام احمد چِشتی ‎), (often abbreviated to G.A. Chishti)(Urdu: جی... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghulam Mohammed

    Dec. at 65 (1903-1968)

    BirthplaceBikaner, India

    Ghulam Mohammed was an Indian film score composer, who is most remembered for his work in... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Guru Arjan

    Guru Arjan

    Dec. at 43 (1563-1606)

    BirthplaceGoindval, India

    Guru Arjan (Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ [gʊɾuː əɾd͡ʒənᵊ]) 15 April 1563 – 30 May 1606) was the first... more on Wikipedia
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    Hafiz Ali Khan

    Dec. at 84 (1888-1972)
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  • 25
    Hariprasad Chaurasia

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    Hariprasad Chaurasia (born 1 July 1938) is an Indian music director and classical flutist, who... more on Wikipedia