Aditya Kalyanpur

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Aditya Kalyanpur
Born (1978-07-21) 21 July 1978 (age 41)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music
Years active22
LabelsAK Productions
Associated actsAlla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Amit Kavthekar

Aditya Kalyanpur (born 21 July 1978) is an Indian Tabla player.[1][2][3] He belongs to the Punjab gharana.

Early life and background[edit]

Aditya Kalyanpur was born in Mumbai, India.

He began his studies at the age of five under the guidance of Tabla Maestro late Alla Rakha Khan and his son Zakir Hussain.[4]

He is a commerce graduate from Mithibai College.[5][6]

Performing career[edit]

Aditya Kalyanpur was initially known for his debut performance with his guru Zakir Hussain for the Wah Taj! commercial when he was 11 years old.[7]

His style consists of bold and clear execution of syllables, pinpoint precision in rhythm coupled with a colossal repertoire of compositions and improvisational technique.[citation needed]

He has accompanied artists including Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Prabha Atre, N. Rajam, Sultan Khan, Shahid Parvez, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Satish Vyas, Shujaat Khan, and Nayan Ghosh. He has also accompanied Carnatic performers including T. N. Krishnan, N. Ramani, U. Shrinivas, and Lalgudi Krishnan. Kalyanput went on tour with A.R. Rahman for his JAI HO World Tour![8] He can be heard on Katy Perry's "Legendary Lovers" from her album "Prism," has recorded with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.[6]




  1. ^ "Evening ragas set to enthral - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Music" The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  3. ^ "Aditya Kalyanpur, the next tabla maestro?" Times of India. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  4. ^ "A treat for music lovers on August 18". 15 August 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2019 – via
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  6. ^ a b "Welcome". Aditya Kalyanpur. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Aditya Kalyanpur | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Aditya Kalyanpur: The Face of Indian Drumming" (PDF). Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Festival Orient 2005". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Saptak Music Festival - Ahmedabad - Gujarat- Program Schedule 2019". Retrieved 6 February 2019.

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