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Lakshmi Shankar

Biography

Sister-in-law to Ravi Shankar, mother-in-law to L. Subramaniam, Lakshmi Shankar is certainly a remarkable vocalist. As a girl she dropped beneath the spell of dance and, prompted by her forward-thinking mom, she researched Bharat Natyam dance. She wedded the scriptwriter Rajendra Shankar, an elder sibling of Ravi Shankar, and became a member of Uday Shankar’s creative circle through the early ’40s. Ill-health compelled her to stop dancing but, for all of us, this got the joyful aftereffect of catalyzing her performing profession. Around 1946-47 she done the historic version of Pandit Nehru’s Breakthrough of India, a function that prompted Nehru to state, “The ballet’s much better than my reserve.” In the 1960s she documented an album known as The Tone of voice of Lakshmi Shankar for Globe Pacific. Since that time she has documented widely in differing capacities and designs including Tamil folk tracks, Hindu devotional tunes of all types, film function (like the soundtrack to Gandhi) as well as for tv documentaries. Her function shows up on many brands including EMI India and RCA.

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Full Name Lakshmi Shankar
Died December 30, 2013, California, United States
Profession Music artist
Children Viji Subramaniam
Music Songs Jogan Pritam Ki, Bani Teri Bindiya, Jab Se Tune Bansi, Gopaalan Venuganam Paada, Vidhi Vinnil Meerudhe, Bhor Aayi Gaya Andhiyara, En Angamengum Pongiduthe, Bhajana in the Râga Kaushî Kanadâ Tâla Rûpaka, Maaraa Maiyal, Amirdhamum Vishamum Serndhe, Yeno Madamai Ulaginar Varuga
Albums Les heures et les saisons
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gandhi 1982 musician
Bawarchi 1972 playback singer
Raga 1971 Documentary music coordinator
Devi 1970 playback singer - as Laxmi Shankar
Pyar Ki Pyas 1961 playback singer
Aandhiyan 1952 playback singer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pyar Ki Pyas 1961 performer: "Uttar Mein Khada Himalay"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Escape or Die! 2015 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
Bhuvan Shome 1969 acknowledgment - as Smt. Laxmi Shankar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India 1975 TV Movie Herself - Musician
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Herself

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