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Ravi Shankar (I) (1920–2012)


Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical career included numerous recordings, performances at... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gandhi
Gandhi Composer
(1982)
Music and Lyrics
Music and Lyrics Soundtrack
(2007)
Natural Born Killers
(1994)
Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 2011 El Hindú (Short)
 2009 Rahman magyar barátai (Documentary short)
 2001 Ravi Shankar: Between Two Worlds (Documentary)
 1986 Genesis
 1982 Gandhi
 1979 Meera (as Pandit Ravishankar)
 1971 Raga (Documentary)
 1971 Unterwegs nach Kathmandu (TV Movie)
 1969 Sex and the Animals (Documentary)
 1968 Niet genoeg (Documentary short)
 1968 Charly
 1967 Viola (Short)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1966 Chappaqua
 1963 Godaan
 1961 Megh
 1960 Anuradha (as Pt. Ravi Shankar)
 1959 The Sword and the Flute (Short documentary)
 1959 Apur Sansar
 1958 Paras-Pathar (as Ravishankar)
 1957 The Flute and the Arrow (Documentary)
 1957 Kabuliwala (as Pandit Ravishankar)
 1957 A Chairy Tale (Short)
 1956 Aparajito
 1946 Dharti Ke Lal
 1946 Neecha Nagar (as Ravi Shanker)
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Other Works:

Album: "Potrait of Genius" (World Pacific Records)>

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Alternate Names:

Pandit Ravishankar | Ravishankar | Pt. Ravi Shankar | Ravi Shanker
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Personal Quote:

[to enthusiastic fans who mistakenly applauded during the preliminary warmup] If you like our tuning so much, I hope you will enjoy the playing even more.

Trivia:

Approached George Harrison in the summer of 1971 with news about the civil war in Bangladesh (then part of Pakistan), and asked Harrison's help in promoting a benefit concert to aid war refugees who had fled to India; Shankar had hoped to raise $10,000. The resulting The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) raised more than a hundred times that amount, but most of the money was held in escrow, due to an... See more »

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