Bickram Ghosh, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal
Age: 54 Years
Wife: Jaya Seal (m. 2004)

Bickram Ghosh

Profession(s)Indian Classical Musician (Tabla Maestro) and Music Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutComposer: Iti Srikanta (2004)
Acting: Band of Maharajas (2017)
Popular Album(s)2001: Full Circle at Carnegie Hall
2003: Rhythm Scape
2010: Crossroads
2013: Jal
2015: The music benders
2019: Paperboats
Collaboration(s)1997: Chants of India- Ravi Shankar/ George Harrison
1997: Nomad Christmas
2000: Cello- Barry Phillips
2000: Jewels of the Subcontinent
2001: The Afro-Indian Project: Travels with the African
2002: Kora So Far- Ravi (J.P. Freeman)
2002: Axiom of Choice- Unfolding
2002: Brain Washed- George Harrison
2008: One- Bickram Ghosh and the Mezcal Jazz Unit
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2012: GIMA Award for Best Pop/Rock Single - Vande Mataram (including Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan)
2012: Transformation: Best Fusion Album at the Indian Recording Arts Awards
2012: Banga Bhushan award (second highest civilian State award in West Bengal)
2015: Sangeet Maha Samman (highest musical recognition in West Bengal)
2016: GIMA Award for Best Pop Song - Saiyyan Bina
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 October 1966
Age (as of 2021)54 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal
Zodiac signLibra
HometownKolkata, West Bengal
College/University• La Martiniere, Kolkata
• St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata (Bachelor's degree in english)
• Jadavpur University (Master's degree in english literature)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food Japanese
Favourite singer Kishore Kumar
Favourite composer R.D. Burman
Favourite pass timeReading Books
Wife/SpouseJaya Seal (m. 2004)
Bickram Ghosh's wife

ChildrenSon: Aadit Ghosh (Elder)
 Aadit Ghosh

Son: Arav Ghosh (Younger)
Arav Ghosh
ParentsFather: Shankar Ghosh (Tabla Maestro)
Bickram Ghosh's father

Mother: Sanjukta Ghosh (Classical Vocalist)
Bickram Ghosh's mother

Bickram Ghosh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bickram Ghosh

  • Bickram Ghosh is known for his extraordinary virtuosity and dexterity on tabla and is widely recognized for his work in experimental fusion music.
  • He is well known for being an accompanist for Pt. Ravi Shankar with whom he played for over a decade. He played on Ravi Shankar’s album “Full Circle” which won a Grammy.

  • Bickram has also played on George Harrison’s album Brainwashed which eventually received a Grammy Award.

  • Bickram’s band Rhythmscape which is a fusion of different styles of music made it’s UK debut in 2003 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. In 2004, the band also performed at the forum at Barcelona where they shared stage with Bob Dylan, The Sting, Norah Jones and Phil Collins. In 2005, they did a sold-out show at the rhythm sticks festival in London.
Bickram Ghosh's band Rhythmscape

Bickram Ghosh’s band Rhythmscape

  • He also played the final performance of commonwealth games in 2010 at New Delhi among 17 other topmost musicians from India.
  • In 2010, Ghosh launched his own production company by the name Melting Pot Productions.
  • Ghosh performed at the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore celebrations at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
  • In 2011, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Indian election commission in West Bengal which increased the overall participation by 8.5 percent.
  • Ghosh has composed for over 38 feature films. He teamed up with Bollywood singer star Sonu Nigam and together they co-composed for the film “Jal (2013)” which got an Oscar nomination for the best original score.

  • In 2014, Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts was commenced to learn Indian music and dance and has three centres in Kolkata where people learn music and dance. Ghosh was also planning to open more learning centres in Sinagapore and London.
Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts

Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts, Kolkata, West Bengal

  • Bickram has also performed at Darbar Festival which is an Indian classical music and dance festival that takes place annually for three months in London to promote north Indian Hindustani and south Indian Carnatic classical traditions.

  • Bickram recently collaborated with an Indian playback and ghazal singer Hariharan for their latest release Ishq (2021). They have also played live together for several concerts.
Bickram Ghosh and Hariharan- Ishq (2021)

Bickram Ghosh and Hariharan- Ishq (2021)