Ratul Shankar

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Ratul Shankar
Born (1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 38)
Calcutta (now Kolkata)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Percussionist, actor
Parent(s) Chandrodoy Ghosh (father), Mamata Shankar (mother)
Relatives Uday Shankar (grandfather)
Ravi Shankar (granduncle)

Ratul Shankar (born Ratul Shankar Ghosh) is a percussionist and actor.[1][2]

Family background[edit]

Ratul Shankar is the great-grandson of Shyam Shankar Chowdhury, grandson of Uday Shankar, grand nephew of Ravi Shankar, son of Mamata Shankar and nephew of singers Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones.

Born in the Shankar family on July 30, 1979. Ratul was exposed to the various forms of performing arts at a very young age. He has been touring with his illustrious parents Mamata Shankar and Chandrodoy Ghosh from the age of 2 years.

Trained under Sri. Tanmoy Bose, Ratul also has had the honour of performing in his World Music Project “TAAL TANTRA” and has been performing with the project for the last 13 years. He has also been a feature of various other World Music projects.

A Major in Mass Communication and Videography from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, Shankar made his debut in acting with Rituporno Ghosh in the National Award winning film Utsab in 2000.

But music has always been his first love and shall always be, as he always says, his greatest influence has been his uncle Ananda Shankar. While performing with “TAAL TANTRA” and other various projects, Ratul has had the privilege to perform with the maestros namely Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Taufique Quereshi, Selvaganesh, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Bickram Ghosh, Pete Lockett, Tilmann Dienhart, Niladri Kumar, Carl Peters, Ranajit Sengupta, Wolfgang Netzer, Soweto Kinch, Jesse Bannister, Attab Hadad and many more.

Shankar has been touring extensively with various projects the world over. His main interest lies in collaborating with musicians from all over and believes in the Cultural Exchange that takes place fluently.

As an actor[edit]

Ratul has acted in Anuranan and Rituparno Ghosh's Utsab[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "How do I promote a blessing?: Ratul". The Times of India. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Ratul Shankar Ghosh Business Details". Pro.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 

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