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Artist Profiles: Navin Sharma

Navin Sharma, born in the Ulhasnagar district of Maharashtra (India), in 1975 to a musical family, started studying the dholak at a young age. His first guru was his father Shyam Rughuram Sharma; through these studies he was introduced to local musicians who were actively composing scores for Bollywood films.

After realizing his desire to study more Indian classical music, his father insisted he learn from tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha, with whom he studied for several years.

Navin has performed with many diverse artists over his career, working with jazz, fusion, pop, rock, ghazal and bhajan ensembles.