Lakshmi Shankar is one of the most revered singers of Hindustani classical music in India. Her vocal control and emotional range are legendary, and she’s perhaps the most popular classical singer in India. She has done much to bring Indian vocal music to the West and has lent her voice to many Bollywood soundtracks as well as international films like Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982 RCA.) Shankar lives in Los Angeles.
Lakshmi Shankar was born in 1926, to a South-Indian Brahmin family. Her family was cultured and at the age of eight she started training in classical Bharata Natyam style dance with Guru Kandappa Pillai in Madras. It was unusual in her youth for a woman of... Read More