Zakir Hussain is best known as Tabla Player, Music Composer, Percussionist, Music Producer, Film Actor who has an estimated Net Worth of 5-6 Crores INR. Famous for his work on the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument), this Hindustani and jazz fusion musician was a 1999 recipient of the United States Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious National Heritage Fellowship. His other honors include the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Padma Bhushan, and the Grammy Award for World Music. He was born on March 9,1951, India. He music directed and acted in the 1983 film Heat and Dust. Before he reached his teenage years, he had begun performing professionally. By the time he was nineteen, he had launched a successful international music career. He and American bassist Bill Laswell founded a world music band called Tabla Beat Science. His father, Alla Rakha, was also a famous tabla player. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
Zakir Hussain Bio, Wiki
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Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
San Anselmo, Marin County, California, United States
Zakir had attended St. Michael’s High School and then, briefly, St. Xavier’s College, both in Mumbai. After moving to the United States, he had planned to study for a Ph.D. degree but had dropped out of the course midway to fill a vacant spot for a tabla player in a classical music troupe.
Tabla Player, Music Composer, Percussionist, Music Producer, Film Actor
He is represented by –
Dean Shultz, Booking Agent, IMG Artists, New York City, New York, United States
Antonia Minnecola, Manager, Moment! Records, San Anselmo, Marin County, California, United States
Dennis McNally, PR Agent, Dennis McNally Productions, San Francisco, California, United States
Father – Allarakha Qureshi (Tabla Maestro) (d. February 2000)