There are many Indian artists who have made their mark internationally and have been well received by the global audience. From Irrfan Khan to Priyanka Chopra to Vir Das has made a global name and made us proud internationally with their hard work, talent and determination. Here are the list of artists and their incredible work which they have done globally.
1. Anoushka Shankar
By the age of 20, sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar had made three classical recordings for EMI/Angel and received her first Grammy nomination, thereby becoming the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category. In 2005, Anoushka released her self-produced breakthrough album Rise, which earned her a second Grammy nomination. Following this nomination Anoushka became the first Indian artist to perform at the Grammy Awards. As an international solo artist, Anoushka has performed in a range of distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, Barbican Centre, Sydney Opera House, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salle Pleyel, Royal Festival Hall, Frankfurt Alte Oper to name a few. Her event appearances include the Verbier Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, Boom Festival and the London Proms.
2. Vir Das
Vir Das is the first ever Indian comedian to go on a World Tour. The actor-comedian is geared up for the Boarding Das World Tour 2017 in which Vir is expected to travel across 6 continents and over 20 countries including Canada, US, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, East Africe, South Africa, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, UK and many others including India. The tour will be the biggest ever done and executed by an Indian comedian. Apart from this, Vir Das’ The Weirdass Comedy Festival and other tours in countries like US, Britain, Australia, Malaysia and the Middle East among others have been a massive success.
3. Raghu Dixit
Raghu Dixit has played many shows all over the world including in the United States, the UK, Korea, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong and India. He and his multilingual folk band, the Raghu Dixit Project (RDP), have been popularizing Indian tunes across the globe for several years. Apart from a huge following in India, RDP has a big fan base abroad (they performed for the Queen of England recently). He played at the SAMA Festival in North East England, as part of a 6-day collaborative project involving folk musicians from Rajasthan and Northumbrian folk musicians from the UK. In 2007, he played at the French Kiss Tour – World Music Day. The Raghu Dixit Project performed with three French musicians Anaïs, Emily Loizeau and Mademoiselle K who are very popular there.