Bickram Ghosh

Bickram Ghosh is an Indian classical tabla player.

Bickram Ghosh
BornKolkata, West Bengal
GenresIndian classical music
Occupation(s)Music Composer, Percussionist, Actor
Instrument(s)Tabla, Kanjira,Handsonic, Vocal Percussion.
LabelsFolktronic, Angel, Music Today, Sa Re Ga Ma, Music of the World

Early lifeEdit

He started learning tabla from his father, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, who had played with Ali Akbar Khan.[1]


Ghosh has performed with Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar.[2]

Ghosh performs in various avatars. His long-standing band, Rhythmscape, which performs neo-fusion music, celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2011. To celebrate the occasion Rhythmscape collaborated with Greg Ellis to perform in Kolkata and Mumbai, an event organized by Folktronic.[3] The band also released their second album, Transformation, which went on to win the Best Fusion Album at the Indian Recording Arts Awards 2012.[4] Ghosh performs within Troikala with Assamese folk/indie singer Papon and Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni. Troikala was curated and organized by British Council in association with Folktronic.[5] He performed as part of fusion Sufi act, "Sufusion" with vocalists Ambarish Das and Parvati Kumar, keyboardist Indrajit Dey, and drummer Arun Kumar.[6][7]

Ghosh collaborated with Sonu Nigam to compose the music for the film Jal.[8] Ghosh has also scored music for the Mira Nair production, Little Zizou.[9]

Ghosh launched his music company, Melting Pot Productions, in October 2010.[10]

Recent activitiesEdit

Ghosh performing fusion music during 2nd Guwahati International Music Festival.

On 1 October 2012, Ghosh won the 2012 Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards in the Best Pop/Rock Single category for his composition, Vande Mataram, featuring a host of artists across India, including Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan.[11] In June 2012, Ghosh performed a concert "One World Fusion Extravaganza" at Shilpakala Vedika auditorium in Hyderabad to mark World Music Day.[12][13] He appeared in an episode of MTV Roots.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

He married actress Jaya Seal in 2004.[15]


New-age experimental

Year Album Record Label
2001 Drums of India: Father and Son Biswas
2003 Definitive Collection- Rhythm & Zen Sony Music
2003 Best of Swar Utsav Music Today
2003 Rhythmscape Navras
2007 Pulsating Drums (with Zakir Hussain, Taufiq Qureshi) Music Today/Living Media
2007 Drum Invasion Music Today
2007 Beyond Rhythmscape Sagarika Music
2008 Interface (with Rahul Sharma) Thoughtify
2008 Folktail Thoughtify
2009 The Kingdom of Rhythm (with Pete Lockett) Saregama
2009 Journey with the Master Percussionists of India Drumzine
2009 Decade of Great Fusion 2000-2009 EMI Virgin
2009 Electro Classical Sony BMG
2009 White Note Sony BMG
2010 Tablasphere Veecon Music & Entertainment
2011 Blazing Drums Times Music
2011 Talking Drums: Masters of Percussion Music Today
2011 Tagore Lounge Veecon Music & Entertainment
2011 Transformation Sony Music
2013 Nazrulaana Times Music
2014 The Music Room Times Music


Year Album Record Label
1997 Chants of India- Ravi Shankar/ George Harrison EMI Angel
1997 Nomad Christmas Nomad/Music of the World
2000 Cello- Barry Phillips Gourd
2000 India: Jewels of the Subcontinent Latitudes/Music of the World
2001/2002 The Afro-Indian Project: Travels with the African Arc Music
2002 Kora So Far- Ravi (J.P. Freeman) Terra Nova
2002 Axiom of Choice- Unfolding Narada
2002 Brain Washed- George Harrison Capitol/EMI
2008 One- Bickram Ghosh and the Mezcal Jazz Unit Saregama

Classical solo

Year Album Record Label
1996 Talking Tabla Music of the World
1998 Language of Rhythm: Drumming From North & South India Music of the World
2004 Tabla Odyssey Music Today
2006 Drumscape [DVD] Saregama
2008 Pride of Bengal- Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Bickram Ghosh RPG

Classical accompaniment

Year Album Main Artist Record Label
1995 Mukundarasam: Songs of Lord Krishna Dr. Balamurali Krishna Chhanda Dhara
1995 Twilight Melodies Ajoy Chakrabarty Chhanda Dhara
1996 Thumris Ajoy Chakraborty India Archives
1996 Kirvani Tarun Bhattacharya Music of the World
1998 Anoushka Anoushka Shankar EMI Angel
1999 Raga Mala (Sitar Concerto No. 2) Ravi Shankar EMI Classics
2000 Mental Bliss Tarun Bhattacharya Mind of Light
2000 Anourag Anoushka Shankar EMI Angel
2001 Vairagya Ajoy Chakraborty Navras Records
2001 Live at Carnegie Hall Anoushka Shankar EMI Angel
2001 Full Circle: Carnegie Hall (Grammy winning title)[16] Ravi Shankar EMI Angel
2001 Hypnotic Santoor Tarun Bhattacharya Biswas
2002 In Portrait Ravi Shankar Naxos
2002 Raga Basant Mukhari Tarun Bhattacharya India Archives
2004 Raga Rasa: That Which Colors The Mind Kartik Seshadri Traditional Crossroads
2005 A Spiritual Journey Tarun Bhattacharya Universal Music
2005 Rise Anoushka Shankar Angel Records
2006 Raag Rageshri Tarun Bhattacharya Universal Music
2008 Musical Horizon Tarun Bhattacharya Horizon
2010 Crossroads Tejendra Narayan Majumdar Indya
2011 The Very Best of Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar EMI Classics

Experimental accompaniment

Year Album Main Artist Record Label
1992 Songs of Nature Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Tarun Bhattacharya, Ronu Majumdar Original Music Impressions
1993 Travellers Tale Ronu Majumdar Magnasound/ OMI
2005 Spirits U. Rajesh, Pete Lockett Living Media India/ Music Today
2006 Golden Krithis Vol. 3 – Beginning of the Beginning A. Sivamani, Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, Bickram Ghosh, Kalaimamani M.K.S. Siva, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Fontana India
2008 Monsoon Melodies U. Rajesh Kosmik


Actor :

Music director (Bengali films) :

Year Film Director
2004 Hotath Neerar Jonnyo Subrata Sen
2004 Iti Srikanta Anjan Das
2005 Devaki Bappaditya Bandopadhyay
2008 Neel Rajar Deshe Riingo Banerjee
2009 Piyalir Password Raj Basu
2009 Risk Riingo Banerjee
2012 Nobel Chor Suman Ghosh
2013 Aborto Arindam Sil
2015 Kadambari Suman Ghosh
2015 Ebar Shabor Arindam Sil
2015 Har Har Byomkesh Arindam Sil
2015 Swade Ahlade Arindam Sil
2016 Eagoler Chokh Arindam Sil
2016 Byomkesh Pawrbo Arindam Sil
2017 Durga Sohay Arindam Sil
2017 Dhananjay Arindam Sil
2018 Aschhe Abar Shabor Arindam Sil
2018 Guptodhoner Sondhane Dhrubo Banerjee
2018 Byomkesh Gotro Arindam Sil
2019 Basu Poribar Suman Ghosh
2019 Durgeshgorer Guptodhon Dhrubo Banerjee
2019 Mitin Mashi Arindam Sil
2019 Sagardwipey Jawker Dhan Sayantan Ghosal
2020 Asur Pavel
2021 Golondaaj Dhrubo Banerjee
Avijatrik Subhrajit Mitra
2022 Mahananda Arindam Sil
Tirandaj Shabor Arindam Sil
Maayakumari Arindam Sil
Khela Jokhon Arindam Sil
Byomkesh Arindam Sil
Karna Subarner Guptodhon Dhrubo Banerjee
Iskaboner Bibi Arindam Sil
2023 Raghu Dakat Dhrubo Banerjee

Music director (Hindi films) :

Year Film Notes
2009 Little Zizou {With Giuliano Modarelli}
2010 Gumshuda
2013 Sooper Se Ooper
2014 Jal
2016 Chowky {Promotional song}
2016 Happy Anniversary
2016 Band of Maharajas


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  2. ^ * Arnold, Alison, ed. (2000). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (Volume 5). New York: Garland Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 0-8240-4946-2.
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  7. ^ "Sufusion". Live in Concert. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Bickram Ghosh-Sonu Nigam Team Up, Combine Marwah-Purva With Armenian Duduk!". Planet Bollywood. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
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  10. ^ "On the Beaten Track- Interview with Tabla Maestro Bickram Ghosh". Music Aloud (Blog). 8 September 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  11. ^ "GIMA Awards 2012 - Winners". Global India Music Academy. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Bickram Ghosh to Rock Hyderabad on World Music Day". Radio and Music. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  13. ^ Salvadore, Sarah (23 June 2012). "World Music Day concert at Shilpakala Vedika organised by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "MTV - Roots - Artist - Bickram Ghosh". MTV India. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  15. ^ Wynne-Peters, Janine (30 October 2004). "Making Sweet Music". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Archived from the original on 5 December 2004.
  16. ^ Suhasini, Lalitha (4 October 2005). "Percussionist Bikram Ghosh revisits his roots in the folk fusion album called Folktail". Mumbai Newsline. The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 22 February 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2009.

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