Anandji Virji Shah
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|Birth name||Anandji Virji Shah|
|Born|| (1933-03-02) 2 March 1933 (age 87)|
Kundrodi, Kutch, Gujarat
|Occupation(s)||music director, orchestrator, conductor|
Anandji Virji Shah (born 2 March 1933) is an Indian music director. Together with his brother he formed the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, and won the 1975 Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, for Kora Kagaz. He is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri (1992).
Anandji was born to Virji Shah on 2 March 1933. Their father was a Kutchi businessman who had migrated from Kutch to Bombay to start a kirana (provision store). His younger brother and his wife are the husband and wife duo Babla & Kanchan The two brothers began to learn music from a music teacher. One of their four grandparents was a folk musician of some eminence. They spent most of their formative years in the hamlet of Girgaum (a district in Bombay) in the Marathi and Gujarati areas.
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