Avaneendra has Indian Classical music in his blood. Born into a family of four generations of sitar players, his teachers have included his father, Shri Sudhakar Hambhau Sheolikar, and the illustrious Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee.
Avaneendra is recognized as a sitar player of world class stature. When asked what informs his art, he said, “Human beings are full of thoughts. Playing sitar requires high levels of concentration and focus. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is integral to my playing and my art.”