Amjad Ali Khan (Musician) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Amjad Ali Khan

Real NameMasoom Ali Khan
ProfessionIndian Classical Musician (Sarod Player)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 October 1945 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2019) 74 Years
Birth PlaceGwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
Nationality Indian
HometownGwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolModern School, New Delhi
College/ UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Hafiz Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan Father
Mother- Rahat Jahan
Brother- Rehmat Ali Khan
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesReading & Playing Instrument
Awards & Recognition(s)• He was awarded 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award
• He also received Padma Shri in the year 1975
• He was also honored with Padma Bhushan in 1991
• He had also honored with Padma Vibhushan in 2001
• He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989
• He was honored with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in the year 2011
• He has recieved the UNESCO Award in 1970
• He was awarded the Gandhi UNESCO Medal in Paris for his composition ‘Bapukauns’
Favourite Things#colspan#
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra
Favourite ActressesRekha, Sridevi, Jaya Bachchan
Favourite Singer(s)A.R. Rahman, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wives/SpouseName Not Known (First wife)
Subhalakshmi Barooah
Amjad Ali Khan With His Wife
Marriage DatesYear 1972 (First Wife)
25 September 1976 (Second wife)
ChildrenSons- Amaan and Ayaan
Amjad Ali Khan With His Sons Amaan and Ayaan
Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known)
Money Factor
Salary (as event performer) 3-4 lacs/ Event (INR)
Net Worth 10-12 Crores (INR)

Amjad Ali Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amjad Ali Khan

  • Does Amjad Ali Khan Smoke?: No
  • Does Amjad Ali Khan drink alcohol?: No
  • He belongs to the sixth generation of musicians of the Bangash lineage, and his family claims to have invented the instrument sarod.
  • He started his training under the tutelage of his father, who was the musician in Gwalior Court when he was just six years old.
  • His name was changed by a sadhu from  Masoom Ali Khan to Amjad Ali Khan.
  • He had an eight years-long affair with an older woman, who was a divorcee and a mother. Also, after his first marriage, he maintained a platonic friendship with that divorced woman, and after knowing about her, his first wife gave him a divorce. He himself arrange the second marriage of his wife with the person she loved earlier.
  • He also had a daughter from his first marriage who was raised by his elder brother.
  • His second wife, Subhalakshmi Barooah,  is a Bharatanatyam dancer and a Hindu woman belongs to Assam, India.

  • His two sons from the second wife are also Sarod player and accompany him in most of his events.

  • He has performed internationally at various places such as the Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Kennedy Center, Santury Hall (being First Indian performer), House of Commons, Theater Dela Ville, Musee Guimet, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Chicago Symphony Center, Palais beaux-arts, Mozart Hall in Frankfurt, St. James Palace and the Opera House in Australia and many more.

  • He has represented India at the first World Arts Summit in Venice in 1991 and received an Honorary Citizenship to the States of Texas (1997), Massachusetts (1984), Tennessee (1997), and the city of Atlanta, Georgia (2002), Albuquerque, NM (2007).
  • In the year 2014, he had performed ‘Raga for Peace’ in  Noble Peace Prize at Oslo, Norway.

  • He has been a visiting professor at the Stanford University, Indiana University, York University, Washington University, Stony Brook, North Eastern and New Mexico University.

  • On 20 April 1984, Massachusetts Governor, Michael Dukakis, honoured him by declaring that day as the ‘Amjad Ali Khan Day’ in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • In the year 1995, the BBC Magazine voted his album titled  ‘A Morning Raga – Bhairav’ among the best 50 classical albums of the world.

  • In the year 2012, he has also authored his first book, ‘My Father, Our Fraternity’, which offers an insider’s view through the life and times of his father, the famous sarod icon, Haafiz Ali Khan.  Book written by Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan
  • Two books have written on him, first, one titled, ‘The world of Amjad Ali Khan’ and the second one titled ‘Abba-God’s Greatest Gift to us’ by his sons, Amaan and Ayaan. Book written by his sons Amaan and Ayaan  
  • Here is the video of the interview given by Amjad Ali Khan.