Falguni Shah was born and raised in Mumbai, also known as Falu has strong musical roots. She has started her training in the Jaipur musical tradition and the Banaras style of Thumri, under the guidance of Ustad Sultan Khan, and the legendary Kishori Amonkar, a leading Indian classical vocalist.
In 2000, In her initial days of struggle in the US, she went for collaboration with high-profile international musicians like Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler, Yo-Yo Ma and India’s very own AR Rahman.
The Carnegie Hall also appointed her as the Ambassador of Indian Music in 2006. In 2009, she even performed for the President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with AR Rahman.
She inspired by her four-year-old son Nishaad ’s who has a curiosity about language, identity, and the food they ate home, Here music album “Falu’s Bazaar” overturns breaks all the stereotypes associated with conventional children’s music.
“I wanted to make a fictional story of an Indian child and how he travels from his home to an Indian bazaar and discovers many new things and languages. In my mind, I created an Indian Dora with my child,” says Falguni Shah, in an interview with “The Indian Express Newspaper.”
“I felt that my son needed to be assured of his roots, his identity and culture. There was no better way to answer all his question other than through music “ she adds.
Her hard work pays off when a 12-song album in Hindi, English, and Gujarati and only Indian in the Grammy Awards List of 2019. It also features her husband, singer-songwriter Gaurav Shah and her mother, classical singer Kishori Dalal.