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Origin India
Years active 1967 (1967)–present

Shiv-Hari refers to the Indian music director duo of Shivkumar Sharma, a Santoor player, and Hariprasad Chaurasia, a flautist. The duo has worked on Indian classical music pieces as well as Indian movie scores.


As early as 1967, Shiv-Hari went on to record the album titled Call of the Valley. With the active participation of guitarist Brij Bhushan Kabra and the unusual way in which this Indian classical music album was organized, the result was a fresh, edgy and slightly controversial form of music.[1] The innovative use of the guitar on the album made it popular among people from Western countries. It is still one of the most successful Indian classical music albums ever made.[1][2]

This marked the beginning of the partnership and numerous live outings followed over the years. As a nod to the 1967 concept album, the duo released a live album The Valley Recalls in 1996.[3]


Although they mostly embarked on solo projects at different points of their respective careers, Shiv-Hari teamed up again for eight Hindi movies in total.[4]

Award nominations[edit]

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Recent activities[edit]

Shiv-Hari continue to perform live together. They toured multiple locations such as London and Singapore in 2011.[5][6]