Famous Violinists from India

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

List contains people like Mehli Mehta, L. Subramaniam.

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

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  • Balabhaskar
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    Balabhaskar Chandran (10 July 1978 – 2 October 2018) was an Indian musician, violinist, composer and record producer. He is best known for promoting fusion music in South India. Hailing from a musically affluent family, he was introduced to the world of instrumental music at the age of three by his uncle B. Sasikumar, a laureate in Carnatic music. Balabhaskar began his professional career at the age of 12. He made his debut as a music director by composing the soundtrack for the Malayalam film Mangalya Pallakku (1998), and was the youngest music composer to have worked in the industry at the age of 17. He had won the Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeetkaar Puraskaar in 2008 by Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy for Instrumental Music (Violin).
    • Age: 44
  • Delhi P. Sunder Rajan
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    Delhi P. Sunder Rajan is a violinist-vocalist of India performing South Indian Classical music (Carnatic music) . He is known for his improvisations and style of playing.
    • Birthplace: India
  • Gingger Shankar is an Indian American singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She has scored several films, including Circumstance.
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Johar Ali Khan
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    Johar Ali Khan is an Indian classical violinist. He is the son and disciple of Gohar Ali Khan of Rampur, and belongs to the Patiala Gharana of Rampur. His grandfather was Ali Baksh, the founder of Patiala Gharana, who has produced a number of great musicians like Bade Fateh Ali Khan, Amanat Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, and Hamid Ali Khan.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
  • Kala Ramnath
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    Kala Ramnath

    Kala Ramnath is an Indian classical violinist. She belongs to the Mewati gharana. She was awarded the Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman in 2008 and the Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar in 1999.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
  • L. Athira Krishna
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    Aathira Krishna is an Indian violinist. She holds the Guinness World Record for her 32-hour-long non-stop Carnatic violin solo concert. She is among the youngest cultural ambassadors of India.
    • Birthplace: Kerala, India