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Born in London and daughter of legendary sitar virtuoso and composer, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar has occupied a niche in the field of music. Anoushka Shankar was born in London. When she was seven years old, she used to spend her time partly in Delhi and partly in London. As music runs in her blood, it was quite natural that she took up sitar just at the age of nine, under the training of her father. Anoushka is the only artist in the world to be completely trained by her friend. She is also the half-sister of Grammy winner Norah Jones.
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When she was eleven years old she moved from London to Encinitas, California. She completed her graduation there, in the year 1999 with honors from Public School. She gave her first ever public performance just at the age of thirteen. It turned to be a tremendous hit and she was recognized by her peers with tremendous talent and understanding of the musical tradition of India. After two years she played as a conductor accompanying her father and her friend George Harrison on the 1997 Angel release, Chants of India. After that she signed up with Angel/EMI Classics. She released her first solo recording in the year 1998 and it was highly critical acclaimed, this was followed by two other albums. They were "Anourag" in 2000 and "Live at Carnegie Hall" in 2001. In the year 1998, she was presented with a House of Commons Shield, when she played at a gala dinner for guests including British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. She was the youngest ever nominee in the Grammy Award, when, "Live at Carnegie Hall" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album Category. In addition, she has also played along with her father in his album Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000, that won the Grammy Award. She has also appeared as a sitarist on several other CD's, including Sting's Sacred Love. She was also the first woman to perform at The Ramakrishna Center in Calcutta.

Apart from being an accomplished sitarist, she is also a good writer too. In the year 2002, she released a biography on her father, "Bapi: The Love of my Life" and has also contributed as a writer to several other books. In the year 2003, she acted in her first film, Dance Like a Man and is also a talented pianist and has got a wide range of interests. In the year 2003, she was also chosen as the Women of the Year in India by The Indian Television Academy, Asmi and India Times. Her album "Rise" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary World Music category. She also performed during the pre-telecast ceremony of the 48th Grammy Awards, thus becoming the first ever Indian woman. She spends considerable amount of her time giving solo performances in Europe, America and Asia and also accompanies her father in his ensemble. She has also shared her stage with several other famous performers of the world ting, Madonna, Nina Simone, Anjelique Kidjo, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Peter Gabriel and James Taylor, and has even showcased her talents in front of great personalities such as Ray Charles and Prince Charles. Apart from all this, she is also an advocator of animal artists and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

For some time she too break and returned to the concert stage with her father. She has also grown as a composer. She has also provided music for a short film Ancient Marks. In the year 2005, she released her next album Rise.

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