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Shakti

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As jazz-rock fusion pioneer John McLaughlin delved deeper into Eastern spirituality and mysticism, he developed a matching fascination with the music of South India. Following collapse of the next version from the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1975, McLaughlin come up with Shakti, an clothing focused on fusing high-energy jazz and Indian music. Furthermore to McLaughlin (who performed acoustic guitar rather than his customary electrical), Shakti highlighted violinist Lakshminarayana Shankar, tabla participant Zakir Hussain, and mridangam players T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram and Ramnad V. Raghavan. The group’s innovative self-titled debut premiered in the summertime of 1975, and Raghavan departed, departing them a quartet. Two additional Shakti albums — 1976’s A small number of Beauty and 1977’s Organic Elements — made an appearance before McLaughlin elected to go on to various other tasks. In 1999, McLaughlin reunited with Hussain and Vinayakram for a fresh double-disc album, Keep in mind Shakti, which also highlighted bansuri get better at Hariprasad Chaurasia.

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Full Name Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki
Date Of Birth October 12, 1985
Profession Actor, Lyricist
Nationality Indian
Siblings Mukti Mohan, Neeti Mohan, Kriti Mohan
Music Songs Thalia Thaliya, Prema Desam, Mathilega Pichhiga, Surro Surra, Yamaga Unde, Mahishasura Mardhini, Maharudra Shakti
Albums Montreux Concerts, Natural Elements, Shakti, A Handful of Beauty, Feminenergy, The Best of Shakti


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#Fact
1 Brother of Producer Girija Samanta.
2 Father of assistant director Sameer Samanta.
3 Uncle to actor Amitabh Samanta.
4 Grandfather of actor Aditya Samanta.
5 Father of Ashim S. Samanta.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Devdas 2002/II
Geetanjali 1993/I
Dushman 1990
Andha Bichar 1990
Alag Alag 1985
Aar Paar 1985
Awaaz 1984
Ayaash 1982
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981
Khwab 1980
The Great Gambler 1979
Ananda Ashram 1977
Anurodh 1977
Mehbooba 1976
Amanush 1975
Charitraheen 1974
Ajanabee 1974
Anuraag 1972
Jaane-Anjaane 1971
Amar Prem 1971
Kati Patang 1970
Pagla Kahin Ka 1970
Aradhana 1969
An Evening in Paris 1967
Sawan Ki Ghata 1966
Kashmir Ki Kali 1964
Ek Raaz 1963
China Town 1962
Naughty Boy 1962
Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai 1962
Jaali Note 1960
Singapore 1960
Insan Jaag Utha 1959
Detective 1958
Howrah Bridge 1958
Hill Station 1957
Sheroo 1957
Inspector 1956
Bahu 1955

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Evening in Paris 1967 producer
Sawan Ki Ghata 1966 producer
Kashmir Ki Kali 1964 producer
China Town 1962 producer
Naughty Boy 1962 producer
Insan Jaag Utha 1959 producer
Howrah Bridge 1958 producer
Don Muthu Swami 2008 producer
Devdas 2002/II producer
Ankhon Mein Tum Ho 1997 producer
Achena Atithi 1997 producer
Geetanjali 1993/I producer
Andha Bichar 1990 producer
Aakhri Baazi 1989 producer
Aakhri Manzil 1988 Video producer
Palay Khan 1986 producer
Aar Paar 1985 producer
Main Awara Hoon 1983 producer
Ayaash 1982 producer
Aamne Samne 1982 producer
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 producer
Khwab 1980 producer
Ananda Ashram 1977 producer
Balika Badhu 1976 producer
Amanush 1975 producer
Anuraag 1972 producer
Jaane-Anjaane 1971 producer
Amar Prem 1971 producer
Kati Patang 1970 producer
Aradhana 1969 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Achena Atithi 1997
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 screenplay
The Great Gambler 1979 scenario
Ananda Ashram 1977 screenplay
Amanush 1975 screenplay
Baadbaan 1954 dialogue / screenplay

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ajanabee 1974 presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le Chal Apne Sang 2000 grateful thanks - as Shri Shakti Samanta
Andaz Apna Apna 1994 acknowledgment - as Shri Shakti Samanta
Rudaali 1993 acknowledgment: member N.F.D.C. - as Shri Shakti Samanta
Asha-o-Bhalobasha 1989 acknowledgment
Lakhon Ki Baat 1984 acknowledgment - as Shri Shakti Samanta
Baisakhi Megh 1981 acknowledgment
Agnishwar 1975 acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taccuino indiano 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Chala Murari Hero Banne 1977 Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Zee Cine Awards
1974 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Film Anuraag (1972)
1970 Filmfare Award Filmfare Awards Best Film Aradhana (1969)


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