Overview

Rasika Shekar is an Indo-American flautist and singer, who plays the bansuri, a bamboo flute.

In 2011, marking the beginning of her career, Rasika was invited to tour with ghazal legend Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan as a vocalist where she performed a repertoire of ghazals. In 2012, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut when Composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy offered her the opportunity to sing for the film Dekh Indian Circus. She then started performing with the trio in their Bollywood live concerts. Rasika’s work in Bollywood playback singing has been featured in films 2 States, Kill Dil, Katti Batti, Love Games. She is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, initially learning Carnatic vocals from her aunt Vaishali Shankar and violin from her grandmother Gowri Ramakrishnan.