Dr. Kamala Shankar is the first woman Guitar artist having world record and has contributed much to the popularity of Shankar Guitar. She has played a vital role in introducing Western Guitar into the Hindustani Instrumental Music. For this she has earned a prominent place in the field of Indian Classical Music. She is known for her deep and melodious rendition with the superb control of the instrument to present her versatility. Born in Tanjore district of Tamilnadu, her music career started with the training in vocal music, initiated by her mother at the age of six and blossomed to be a true Artist under the valuable guidance of Pt. Channoolal Mishra, the renowned artist of Varanasi and Sitar maestro Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee of Imdadkhani Gharana.