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Sanjay Mishra

Occupation(s)  musician
Role  Film actor
Instruments  guitar
Spouse  Kiran Mishra

Years active  1985–present
Name  Sanjay Mishra
Upcoming movie  Dilwale

Genres  jam, fusion, classical, contemporary chamber music
Labels  Akar Music, City Hall Records
Awards  Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Movies  Masaan, Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga, Ankhon Dekhi, Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat, Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Similar People  Shweta Tripathi, Vicky Kaushal, Vijay Raaz, Richa Chadda, Rajat Kapoor

Children  Lamha Mishra, Pal Mishra

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Sanjay Mishra is an American guitarist and composer born in India and subsequently becoming a citizen of the United States who began performing after completing his studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Sanjay plays with an ecelecticism well suited to his multicultural background combining both Eastern and Western influences. He has been quoted saying, "I come from a tradition that has a lot of improvisation. Sometimes Western classical music can seem a little rigid, I had to find some middle ground." Sanjay plays a nylon string MIDI classical electric guitar. He uses various looping devices and MIDI instruments to create a lush sound.


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Graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University in 1987

Early career

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Sanjay first came to public acclaim for his album Blue Incantation with guitarist Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. It is one of Mr. Garcia's rare collaborations in his later years and represents some of his last works. Tributes to Mr. Garcia's work occur in Sanjay's concerts.

Present and future

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His latest album Chateau Benares (October 2006) with guest appearances by DJ Logic and Keller Williams, among others, was received with rave reviews on National Public Radio and The Washington Post.

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He has also composed music for films. His score for the French film Port Djema was presented The Lifetime Vision Award at the Hamptons Film Festival in New York and described as "hauntingly beautiful". The film won The Golden Bear at The Berlin Film Festival in 1996.

Mr. Mishra primarily records on Akar Music, distributed by City Hall Records in San Rafael, CA. His music has also been released on PolyGram, Philips, EMI Records, Mercury, Ryko, Putumayo, Melodia and other labels. He is author of Guitar Atlas: India, published by Alfred enhanced by Sanjay's "intimate knowledge of the relationship between Indian music and the guitar".

He is currently Head of the Recording Technology Program at Northern Virginia Community College in the Washington D.C. area.


  • The Crossing – Sanjay Mishra Album (1991)
  • Blue Incantation – with special guest Jerry Garcia (1995)
  • Port Djema - Soundtrack (1998)
  • Rescue – with Dennis Chambers (2000)
  • Chateau Benares (2006)
  • LampLighter (2015)
  • Compilations

  • Music From the Tea Lands (2000) Putumayo World
  • Deep Orient, Vol. 2 (2001) Melodia (France)
  • Indian Spirit – 3 (2009) EMI Records
  • Guest appearances

  • Trusty – Goodbye, Dr. Fate (1995)
  • Dream (2007)
  • Publishing

  • Guitar Atlas: India published by Alfred Publishing
  • References

    Sanjay Mishra (musician) Wikipedia

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