Anwar Khurshid 

Anwar Khurshid; Photo - Nicola Betts; DSC_9457.JPG

Anwar Khurshid was born in Quetta, Pakistan.  He studied the sitar with Ustad Nasiruddin in Pakistan, and Indian Classical vocals under Qazi Zahoorul Haq.  After arrival in Canada, Anwar’s interest in Blues Jazz and World music resulted in Enter the Gate, Subcontinental Drift and Music StewSubcontinental Drift, was nominated for the World Music Album of the Year by Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as for a Juno Award. He has been the Director of the Sitar School of Toronto. In 2016, he composed music for the film What it Takes to be Extraordinary.  Since November 1999 and has played sitar on film scores of Life of Pi, Love Guru, and Kama Sutra.