Zakir Hussain (Musician) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More » StarsUnfolded
|full name||Zakir Hussein Qureshi|
|Profession||Indian classical musician (Tabla Maestro)|
|Body Statistics and More|
|height (approximately)||in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 meters
feet inches– 5′ 7″
|Weight (approximately)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|pop soundtrack||1979: Revelation Now (1979)
1993: in guardianship and little buddha
Year 1999: wana platan
2001: mysterious masseuse
year 2002: Mr and Mrs Iyer
Year 2003: dollar curry
|Awards and Recognition||1998: Get Padmasambhava
year 2002: Get it with Padma Bhushan
the year 1990: Indo-American Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Year 1999: Hillary Clinton awarded National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Scholarship
2005: He was named an Old Dominion Fellow by the Humanities Committee of Princeton University because he is a full professor in the Department of Music
year 2006: Honored with Kalidas Samman
Year 2009: He won the 51st Grammy Awards
|date of birth||March 9, 1951|
|Age (2017)||66 years|
|place of birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac Signs/Sun Signs||Pisces|
|Country of Citizenship||Indian|
|hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|address||San Francisco, California, United States|
|School||St Michael’s High School, Mahim, Maharashtra, India|
|College University||St Xavier, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
University of Washington
|family||Father– Alla Rakha (the legendary tabla player)
|Hobby||write and play musical instruments|
|favorite food||Maharashtra, Punjabi and Continental cuisine|
|favorite actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Rish Kapoor|
|favorite actress||Rika, Vidya Baran, Sharmila Tagore|
|favorite singer||Rata Mangushka, Pandit Jasraj, AR Rahman|
|girls, affairs, etc.|
daughters– Anisa Qureshi and Isabella Qureshi
|Salary (as an event performer)||6 times/performance (INR)|
|net worth (approximately)||INR 5-6 crore|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zakir Hussein
- Does Zakir Hussein smoke? :unknown
- Does Zakir Hussain drink? :unknown
- Zakir Hussein has been a gifted student since childhood. His father, Ustad Alla Rakha, was a legendary Tabla player and started teaching him Pakhawaj when he was three years old.
- He has performed with many legendary music masters such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit VG Jog, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj and many more.
- In his early twenties, his popularity peaked and he began frequent visits to the United States, performing over 150 concerts a year
- His wife is also a professional kathak dancer and dance teacher. She has also been his agent for a long time.
- He made a great contribution to raising the status of tabla players in society, which had earlier considered playing tabla to be the most despised art.
- He also worked with great artists such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, with whom he once stumbled on banned substances while playing riffs for four days.
- He connected with violinist L. Shankar, guitarist John McLaughlin, mridangam player Ramnad Raghavan and legendary ghatam player Vikku Vinayakram to form a fusion band called “Shakti”, which celebrated its 20th anniversary On the occasion, he introduced the world to the second version of the band called “Remember Shakti”, with artists such as U. Srinivas, TV Selvaganesh and Shankar Mahadevan.
- Mickey Hart of ‘Grateful Dead’ invited Zakir Hussain to create a special album called the Global Planet Drum project, featuring legendary musicians from around the world. The album was released on Rykodisc Records in 1991 and won the 1992 Grammy for Best World Music Album, the first Grammy in the category.
- He also starred in several documentaries such as Zakir and His Friends, Talking Hands: Zakir Hussein, The Art of the Indian Drum, and co-starred in the film Heat and Dust.
- In 2016, Zakir Hussain was one of the few legendary musicians to be invited by President Obama to the “All-Star Global Concert” at the White House.
- He is a founding member of the “World Music Supergroup” and a visiting professor in the Department of Music at Stanford University.
- Here’s a video of the interview where Simi Garewal opens the pages of Zakir Hussain and his wife’s life.
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