Sitar participant of Hindustani classical music as well as the daughter from the creator of Maihar gharana. She became an achieved player after acquiring sitar lessons from her dad. In 1991, she was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Prize, the highest prize given to performers with the Indian federal government. Her father is certainly sitar master Alauddin Khan. She wedded celebrated sitarist Ravi Shankar.