Keshav (musician)

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Keshava Kaarthikeyan
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Background information
Born (2003-03-01) 1 March 2003 (age 13)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Origin India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) Tabla Prodigy
Instruments tabla
Years active 2010–present

Keshava Kaarthikeyan (born (2003-03-01)1 March 2003) is an Indian tabla player.[1] He is a prodigy and performed at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.[2]

Keshava performing at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony 2010

Early life[edit]

Keshava Kaarthikeyan was born in Chennai, India to Artist Gopika Dahanukar and Film maker Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran.[3] He is the grandson of painter, Prafulla Dahanukar.[4] He started learning tabla when he was two years old.


Keshava was spotted by Bharat Bala at an event, while he was conceiving Rhythms of India, the first Part of the Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in 2010. Since then he has performed all over the world and is currently enrolled in the Pandit Shankar Ghosh Academy online. He has also been guided by Pt. Arup Chattopadhay and has attended a masterclass with Ustad Zakir Hussain.