Zakir Hussain Birthday, Age, Family & Biography


Zakir Hussain

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BIRTHDAY 9 March, 1951
BIRTH PLACE N/A
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2017) 66 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Pisces
Last Updated on : May 26, 2017

Other Name: Zakir Hussain Qureshi, Zakir hussain
More Professions : Musician Film Actor Composer
Appearance: Hollywood Bollywood

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts

66 years, 9 months, 5 days old age Zakir Hussain will turn 67 on 09 March, 2018. Only 2 months, 22 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes has left for his next birthday.


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Zakir Hussain has celebrated the total number of 66 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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About   Edit

Zakir Hussain was born on 09-03-1951 in India. He is an Indian Music Producer, Musician, Film Actor & Composer who known for his work in Hollywood and Bollywood films.

Career

Ustad Zakir Hussain is popularly known as Tabla Maestro, has shown much interest in table since a very young age and as a result, he started touring by the time he was twelve and started performing at concerts. He is the son of famous Tabla player Ustad Allah Rakha and did his schooling from Mahim and Graduation from Mumbai.
 
In his twenties, he came to the United  States and started his International Career. He got the opportunity to perform with many talented musicians across the globe, wherein he had 150 concerts to handle in a year. He worked with many, but his notably known production, highly celebrated are the Beatles.
 
He has created marvellous work of fusion which still soothes our ear. He also recorded with the American band called “Shanti”, worked with John McLaughlin in the band “Shakti”. He acted in a Brilliant and Creative documentary named “ The Speaking Hand: Zakir Hussain and the Art of Indian Drum”.
 
Apart from Live shows, recordings he has also proved his talent in the field of films.He starred and composed music for movies like “Heat and Dust” which was followed by performing, acting, and composing a Malayalam film “Vanaprastham” as Indian Music Advisor which gained popularity and received many awards in Turkey and India film festivals and was also screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. He has given music in other international movies like Apocalypse Now, Little Buddha etc.

Awards Receipt

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1988 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2002 Arts

He has been awarded most prestigious Padam Shri Award, which pulled him in the category of youngest percussion to be awarded this title. He further has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award by the President of India. He has won other awards like Grammy Award, Padma Bhushan Award, Indo-American Award for Outstanding Cultural contribution.



Family Relatives and Relation

Zakir Hussain married an Italian-American Kathak Dancer, Antonia Minnecola. The couple is blessed with two daughters Anisa Qureshi and Isabella Qureshi. 



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