Ayaan Ali Khan

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Ayaan Ali Khan
Ayaan Ali Bangash - 2016
Ayaan Ali Bangash - 2016
Background information
Also known asAyaan Ali BangashN-[1]
Born (1979-09-05) 5 September 1979 (age 41)
OriginDelhi, India
GenresHindustani classical music, world fusion music
Associated actsAmjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash

Ayaan Ali Bangash (Hindi: अयान अली बंगश; IAST: Ayān Alī Khān) (born 5 September 1979) is an Indian classical musician who plays the sarod. Khan is the son of Amjad Ali Khan and often performs with his older brother Amaan Ali Khan, with whom he hosted the music talent show Sa Re Ga Ma. He has also released solo albums and collaborations with brother and father.

Early life and career[edit]

Ayaan Ali Bangash was born 5 September 1979 as the son of sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi Barua Khan, a classical dancer.[1][2] His birth name was Bangash and he was born in at least the fifth generation of musicians; the Bangash lineage claims to have invented the sarod.[3][4][5] Khan has an older brother, Amaan, and they were taught music by their father from a young age and later began to perform with their father on concert tours.[6]

Ayaan Ali Bangash has performed with his father and brother since the late 1980s and performed at Carnegie Hall in 1997.[7][8] He released his solo debut album of classical music in 1999.[9] Khan hosted the music talent show Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee TV with his brother for three years in the early 2000s.[10][11] In 2002, Khan and his brother wrote a book about their father, Abba: God's Greatest Gift To Us.[10] Moksha, a 2005 album made in with Amaan and Amjad Ali Khan and released by Real World Records, was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album.[12] The brothers released Reincarnation, an album of world fusion music, in 2006, and a thematic album, Mystic Dunes, in 2007, and toured internationally.[13] They were awarded a Lycra Style Award from MTV India in 2006.[13] Khan and his brother also sing, including on the 2007 tribute album Remembering Mahatma Gandhi.[14] Khan joined his family to perform for the Parliament of India in 2007.[15] In 2009, after working under a movie contract that forbade public appearances for a year, the brothers returned to making music when the production by Bollywood director J. P. Dutta was cancelled.[16] They released a Sufi music album called Rang in 2012.[16] They also released a new album called Headwaters in October 2013.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Ayaan Ali Bangash married Neema Sharma, daughter of Indian film producer, actor, and director Romesh Sharma. On August 1, 2012, Neema Ali Bangash gave birth to twin boys, Zohaan Ali Bangash and Abeer Ali Bangash.[1][10]


Khan playing the sarod


  • Raga Bageshwari (1999)
  • Footsteps (2000)
  • Raga Shree (2002)
  • Sonata (2005)
  • Chords of Devotion (2005)

Ayaan and Amaan Ali Bangash[edit]

Amaan standing with Ayaan
  • Raga Puriya Kalyan, Rageshwari (2002)
  • Strings Attached (2006) - with Matthew Barley (cello)
  • Reincarnation (2006)
  • Mystic Dunes (2006)
  • Truth (2007)
  • Passion (2007)
  • Dreamz' (2007)

Amjad, Ayaan, and Amaan Ali Bangash[edit]

  • Sarod Ghar (2000)
  • The Legendary Lineage
  • Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan - With Sons (2001)
  • Sarod for Harmony - Live at Carnegie Hall (2002)
  • Moksha (2004)
  • Sarod Trilogy (2006)
  • Remembering Mahatma Gandhi (2007)


n-[1] a Ayaan and Amaan Ali Khan dropped their family surname Bangash (Urdu: بنگش‎) in 2006.[17]


  1. ^ a b Kher, Ruchika (5 September 2009). "I've become less restless after marriage: Ayaan Ali Khan". Indo-Asian News Service. Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Zakir Hussain and Bangash brothers' ode to heritage". The Tribune. 13 December 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  3. ^ Ziya Us Salam (14 November 2002). "Precious Abba... priceless as ever". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  4. ^ Griffiths, Paul (25 May 2000). "In the Art of the Sarod, Echoes of the Human Voice". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  5. ^ Weisman, Steven R. (7 June 1988). "Traditionalist Reshapes India's Ancient Sarod". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  6. ^ King Murdoch, Anna (7 March 2003). "Sarod star with a talent for dignity". The Age. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  7. ^ Daniel, Nicola F. (4 September 1988). "Melodic tapestries". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  8. ^ Pareles, Jon (15 September 1997). "At Carnegie Hall, an All-Star Cast From India". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Ayaan Ali Bangash launches debut album". Press Trust of India. The Indian Express. 16 April 1999. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  10. ^ a b c Umachandran, Shalini (22 September 2003). "The sons also shine". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 October 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Dusty affair". The Indian Express. 30 January 2001. Retrieved 22 November 2009.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Amjad Ali nominated for Grammy". Indo-Asian News Service. The Times of India. 12 October 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  13. ^ a b Sengupta, Reshmi (26 January 2007). "Raga of a role model". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  14. ^ "A musical tribute to the Father of the Nation". Indo-Asian News Service. Sify. 28 September 2007. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  15. ^ "Amjad Ali Khan, Jasraj to perform in Parliament". The Hindu. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  16. ^ a b "Acting on hold, Amaan, Ayaan return to sarod". Indo-Asian News Service. The Times of India. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  17. ^ Ahmed, Afsana (27 January 2006). "Meet the Khan bros". Timaes News Network. The Times of India. Retrieved 22 November 2009.

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