India Famous Conductors from India

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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 orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. Rahman's body of work for film and stage has given him the nickname of "the Mozart of Madras", and Tamil commentators and fans call him Isai Puyal. In 2009, Time included Rahman on its list of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Chennai, 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 on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Pannaipuram, Theni, India

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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#82 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#47 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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 61 (1937-1998)

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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