Sitar is a musical instrument that finds its roots in the Indian subcontinent. While it is mostly played in classical music, these Indian Sitar players own a way to also entice those listeners who belong to non-classical music backgrounds.
There are some musical instruments that we often find motivated to start learning. Then, some instruments are melodious enough to just help us get lost in our thoughts while they are played. Sitar is, no doubt, one such instrument. Hence, we have got it for you here. Check out these Indian Sitar players who do not leave a chance to give listeners a soulful trip to heavenly music.
1. Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar is one of the most popular Indian Sitar players in the world. She performs at various events, shows and one cannot leave her concerts without appreciating her talent.
Instagram: Anoushka Shankar
2. Bhagirath Bhatt
If you want to tune in to a soulful voice along with the beautiful tunes of Sitar, Bhagirath Bhatt is one such musician and composer, you will love to listen. Just have a look at one of his performance videos.
Instagram: Bhagirath Bhatt
3. Roopa Panesar
The way Roopa Panesar plays the Sitar is no less than a treat to the ears. She plays various Ragas on Sitar and plays it in the most enchanting way.
Instagram: Roopa Panesar
4. Sahana Banerjee
Sahana Banerjee does not only perform but also holds various Sitar workshops for Indian as well as international students.
Instagram: Sahana Banerjee
5. Soumitra Thakur
This Delhi resident has an Instagram feed full of him playing the Sitar, and guess what, it’s much appealing. Soumitra Thakur has also started an online tutorial platform for teaching Indian classical music, dance, yoga, etc.
Instagram: Soumitra Thakur
6. Mehtab Ali Niazi
Mehtab Ali is not just a Sitar player but also a vocalist. His talent is quite evident from the fact that he has been a recipient of the Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship award.
Instagram: Mehtab Ali Niazi
7. Rishabh Rikhiram Sharma
This 22-year-old sitar player is the one who has created the Sitar version of the Game of Thrones theme recently. He is also one of the last disciples of Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Instagram: Rishabh Rikhiram Sharma
8. Saqib Ali Khan
This Indian classical vocalist and Sitar player belong to Kairana Gharana, who can also be seen playing the Sitar on Hindi romantic songs.
Instagram: Saqib Ali Khan
9. Anupama Bhagwat
Anupama Bhagwat performs at various national and international events. This Bengaluru resident also gets many offers from music conferences. And, the reason for this is definitely hidden in her talent.
Instagram: Anupama Bhagwat