belongs to Sagar, a small but beautiful township located in Madhya
Pradesh India. He
is pursuing PhD in Sitar music. Siddharth's
grandfather Pdt. Shiv Kumar Shukla was an amateur Khayal singer
trained in the tradition of Gwalior Gharana. Siddharth's elder
sister Shambhauvi Shukla is well known Kathak dancer of Jaipur
Gharana. Owning to the mixed effect of tradition and the immediate
environment within the family, Siddharth's musical education started
very early at about the age of four. In 1998 Siddharth Shankar
was influenced by Sitar Maestro Pdt. Sanjay Guha of Maihar Gharana,
a senior disciple of famous sitarist late Pt. Deepak Choudhary.
Sanjay ji still continues his taleem from Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi
Siddharth Shankar has incessantly pursued the path of Sitar music
under the tutelage of his guru Pdt. Sanjay Guha. Subsequently
being an exceptionally fast learner Siddharth's first Sitar stage
- performance came at the early age of 12. Since then he has gradually
presented his taleem, taiyaree and talent in the mode of Maihar
Gharana and has earned many a loreyals to credit himself. Apart
from being a sitarist Siddharth is also apt in tabla playing which
he has learned from Shri Mohandas Shringrishi.
Siddharth's control over laya can only be matched with his sensitivity
to swara. This unique blend of important qualities reflect a great
promise in Siddharth, under the guidance of Sitar maestro Pdt.
Sanjay Guha who is hailed for his ability to produce performing
artists of young age.