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Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy

Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy is a singer trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani music, and hails from a family of musicians. She was a disciple of Padma Bhushan Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who lived in Kolkata and was the oldest exponent of the Gwalior Gharana. She has composed and sung for jingles and films in Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil. Since 2014, Bindhu has also been part of a musical narrative on Hazrat Amir Khusrau. She and her sisters Jaya and Archana perform ‘Akatha Kahani’ a creative work that integrates song, dance, and storytelling to share their journeys in discovering Kabir.

In 2011, Bindhu headed a British Council-supported Connecting Classrooms project. Called International Voices, this project was a run up to the 2012 London Olympics and featured 60 children, including 13 from the School of Blind, in a grand musical show. Bindhu has also been involved in theatre, as an actor and also music director. She currently lives in Bengaluru with her husband Vasu Dixit, lead singer and songwriter of the folk rock fusion band Swarathma.