Ashwin Sood

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Ashwin Sood
Born (1967-09-25) September 25, 1967 (age 53)
Birmingham, England
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Associated actsSarah McLachlan

Ashwin Sood (born September 25, 1967) is an English–Canadian musician and drummer of Indian descent. He is best known for his musical association with his ex-wife, Sarah McLachlan.[1]

Sood was born in the United Kingdom to Indian immigrant parents, and grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He started playing the drums at age seven.

In 1990 he graduated from California's Musicians Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology). In the early 1990s, he met McLachlan while on tour with Lava Hay. She asked him to play drums on "I Will Not Forget You" on her second album, Solace. He has also played drums and produced songs for Bass is Base, Lava Hay, and Mae Moore.

On February 7, 1997, Sood and McLachlan were married in Negril, Jamaica. Their first daughter, India Ann Sushil Sood, was born on April 6, 2002; their second daughter Taja was born on June 22, 2007. The family lived in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In September 2008, the couple separated and later divorced.[2]

Sood is the cousin of actor siblings Veena Sood and Manoj Sood.[3]


Work with Sarah McLachlan[edit]

Additional performances by Ashwin Sood[edit]


  1. ^ Farber, Jim (June 15, 2010). "Sarah McLachlan's 'Laws of Illusion' review: Canadian sings too sweetly of marriage meltdown". New York Daily News. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Sarah McLachlan Opens Up About "Devastating" Divorce". US Weekly. 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ "Sarah McLachlan splits from Indian husband". DNA India. 2008-09-12.

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