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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. {#nodes}
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    Mehli Mehta (25 September 1908 – 19 October 2002) was an Indian conductor and violinist....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1908-2002)
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma is a film score composer and music director....  more
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Shankar Jaikishan (also known as S-J), were a popular and successful Indian composer duo of the Hindi film industry, working together from 1949 to 1971. They are considered to be among the best composers of the Hindi film industry. Later, Shankar continued to function as a Music Director alone, still giving music under the banner Shankar-Jaikishan, till 1987. Shankar-Jaikishan, along with other artists, composed "everlasting" and "immortal melodies" in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Their best work was noted for being "raga-based and having both lilt and sonority"....  more
    • Birthplace: Punjab
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    Zubin Mehta (born 29 April 1936) is an Indian conductor of Western and Eastern classical music. He is currently music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) and Conductor Emeritus of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mehta's father was the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra, and from him, Mehta received his early musical education. When he was 18, he enrolled in the Vienna state music academy from which he graduated after three years with a diploma as a conductor. He began winning international competitions and conducted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at age 21. Beginning in the 1960s, Mehta gained experience by substituting for celebrated maestros throughout the...  more
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India