Raghu Dixit: A Brief Biography
Raghu Dixit is an acclaimed Indian folk music singer-songwriter and composer who has been creating music since 2006. His style of music incorporates a variety of musical elements from around the world, including jazz, blues, rock, classical, and traditional Indian tune. He has performed at major festivals such as Glastonbury, WOMAD, and the BBC Electric Proms. Throughout his career, Raghu has collaborated with several renowned artists, including Kailash Kher and AR Rahman.
Early Life and Career of Raghu Dixit
Born in Mysore in 1978, Raghu grew up listening to various kinds of Indian music. His father was a Sanskrit scholar and taught him Carnatic vocals while his mother was an avid listener of classical Hindustani music. After graduating from the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore with a degree in Civil Engineering, he moved to Bangalore to pursue a career in music. In 2006, Raghu released his first album titled Antaranga which quickly gained popularity among the Indian indie music scene. Since then, he has released four more albums as well as several singles. He has also composed for films such as Kaccha Limboo (2011), Thithi (2015), and Vellai Pookal (2019).
Raghu has released five albums throughout his career:
- Antaranga (2006)
- Krishna (2008)
- Jag Changa (2012)
- Mumbai Diaries (2016)
- Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo (2017)
Awards and Recognition
Raghu has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian indie music scene. In 2012 he was awarded the Best Indie Act at the Jack Daniel Rock Awards. In 2013 he won the Best Live Act award at the Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) and was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at GiMA for his album Jag Changa. In 2017, he won the Best Independent Music Artist award at GiMA for his single Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo.
Raghu Dixit is one of India's most influential indie musicians who continues to create vibrant and uplifting songs that bring joy to people around the world.