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Zakir Hussain was born on March 9, 1951 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India as Zakir Hussain Qureshi. He is known for his work on Apocalypse Now (1979), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002). See full bio »

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Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Music Department
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer Music Department
The Perfect Murder
The Perfect Murder Music Department


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 2002 Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (playback singer - as Ustad Zakir Hussain)
 2002 Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain (musician: tabla)
 2001 The Mystic Masseur (musician: percussion)
 1994 In Custody (musician: tabla)
 1988 The Perfect Murder (musician: tabla)
 1983 Heat and Dust (associate music director) / (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musician: percussion)
 1983 Vietnam: A Television History (TV Series documentary) (musician - 11 episodes)
- Vietnamizing the War: 1969-1973 (1983) ... (musician)
- The End of the Tunnel: 1973-1975 (1983) ... (musician)
- Tet: 1968 (1983) ... (musician)
- Peace Is at Hand: 1968-1973 (1983) ... (musician)
- Homefront USA (1983) ... (musician)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (musician)
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Alternate Names:

Shri. Zakir Hussain | Ustad Zakir Hussain

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Father is Late Ustad (Maestro) Alla Rakha, famed tabla accompanist of sitarist Late Pandit Ravi Shankar throughout the peak of his career in the 1960s and 1970s. See more »

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