Pandit Bhavani Shankar Kathak
|Genres||Hindustani classical music, film score|
Bhavani Shankar is an Indian pakhawaj drum player.
Bhavani Shankar was born into a musical family, beginning his study of pakhawaj and tabla at the age of eight. His father Babulalji was a renowned Kathak performer, a style of Indian classical dance. He has played with many Indian artists including bansuri player Hariprasad Chaurasia, santoor player Shiv Kumar Sharma and tabla players Zakir Hussain and Anindo Chatterjee. In the last years he has made his mark as a composer for films and experimental fusion projects.