Rasika Shekar

Singer, Flautist, Performer, Composer, also known as the ‘Queen of Bansuri’


Known and loved for her endearingly honest voice and soulful playing, Indo-American singer, flautist and composer Rasika Shekar’s music is a vibrant confluence of diverse musical worlds, rooted in Indian classical music. 

Rasika graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in performance and production and has delicately nurtured and crafted her sound that allows her to flow through genres effortlessly. 

Her distinctive sound as a singer and flautist has led her to an impressive list of collaborations including John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan and many others.

She has lent her voice and flute playing to Bollywood hits in movies like ‘Dil Bechara’, ‘2 States’, ‘Kill Dill’, ‘Katti Batti’, ‘Love Games’ and many more. Some of the biggest landmarks in Rasika’s career have been collaborating with greats like jazz legend John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Shujaat Ali Khan, and many other well-known personalities.

Creative force behind her eponymous band ‘Rasika Shekar Live’, the live musical experience brings together some of the most creative artists in the industry. Each show is a multi-genre journey ranging from Bollywood, ghazals, fusion, and contemporary forms that emanates from Rasika’s internationally acclaimed artistry.

Some of the biggest patrons of Rasika’s music have been leading multinational corporations including EY, SBI, Adani Group, Cairn, Outlook Business, Yamazaki Mazak, Multiples Group, and the American Association of Doctors to name a few.

Rasika’s live performances are a viral sensation on social media! Her TEDx talks, features in print and online mediums, continual appearances on television as a guest on numerous highly acclaimed shows like ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, ‘MTV Coke Studio’, and ‘SaReGaMaPa’ are all a testament to Rasika’s sensational talent and fame.

Rasika’s remarkable career in the Indian music industry positioned her as one of the most prominent artists. Her on-stage charm and infectious energy makes every gig a memorable experience for her audience.

At a core level, Rasika is a master storyteller. Her innate ability to take audiences through an explosive range of emotions makes her live shows a splendid experience. She effortlessly fuses her rooted Indian sensibilities with global genres to create a soundscape so unique, that it shines like a crepuscular ray in today’s contemporary music scene. 

Some Popular Tracks

  • Awargi
  • Sau Aasoon
  • Hullaa Re
  • Daiyaa Maiyaa
  • Man Patang Man Malang
Movie / Album
  • Love Games
  • Katti Batti
  • 2 States
  • Kill Dill
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