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List of Indian Grammy Award Winners

There are more than 15 Indian Grammy Award Winners that you might not know about.

The Grammy Award or GRAMMY is presented for exceptional achievements in the music industry. It was originally known as Gramophone Award and still, the trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.

On May 4, 1959, the very first Grammy Award ceremony was held to respect and honors the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.

So, let’s take a look at all the Indian winners of the GRAMMY:

Indian Grammy Award Winners

Indian Grammy Award Winners

YearNameCategoryWon for
1968Ravi ShankarBest Chamber Music PerformanceWest Meets East
1973Ravi ShankarAlbum of the YearThe Concert for Bangladesh
1981Zubin MehtaBest Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist
Or Soloists (With Orchestra)
Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration
1981Zubin MehtaBest Engineered
Recording, Classical
Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration
1982Zubin MehtaBest Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceVerdi: Arias (Leontyne Price Sings Verdi)
1990Zubin MehtaBest Classical Performance,
Instrumental Soloist
(With Orchestra)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 In A Minor/
Glazunov: Violin Concerto In A Minor
1990Zubin MehtaBest Classical Vocal
Performance
Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti In Concert
1991T. H. Vinayakram and Zakir HussainBest World Music AlbumPlanet Drum
1992Vishwa Mohan BhattBest World Music AlbumPlanet Drum
2002Ravi ShankarBest World Music AlbumFull Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000
2008A. R. Rahman, H. Sridhar, P. A. DeepakBest Compilation
Soundtrack Album
Slumdog Millionaire
2008A. R. Rahman, Tanvi Shah, GulzarBest Song Written
for Visual Media
Slumdog Millionaire
2008Zakir HussainBest Contemporary World
Music Album
Global Drum Project
2013Ravi ShankarLifetime Achievement AwardHonorary
2013Ravi ShankarBest World Music AlbumThe Living Room Sessions Pt. 1
2015Ricky KejBest New Age AlbumWinds of Samsara
2015Neela VaswaniBest Children’s AlbumI Am Malala
2017Sonu NigamMubarakan AlbumMubarakan

As of 2020, there are 18 Indians who have won the GRAMMY.

Sonu Nigam is the recent winner of the award (in 2017) for the album named Mubarakan.

Who was the first Indian to win the Grammy Award?

Ravi Shankar was the very first Indian to win the Grammy Award in 1968. He won for the album named “West Meets East” in the category of “Best Chamber Music Performance”.

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