Born into one of the world’s most acclaimed musical families, singer, violinist and composer Gingger Shankar has worked with icons Mel Gibson, Trent Reznor, Mike Myers and James Newton Howard, while lending her voice and violin to diverse projects, ranging from soundtracks to pop and electronic hip-hop.
Gingger is the only female in the world to play the 10-string double violin of which currently only two exist, covering the entire range of an orchestra’s double bass, cello, viola and violin. Coupled with her 5-octave vocal range, the sound is unparalleled and unforgettable. She debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a soprano and also performed at Carnegie Hall. The multi-talented powerhouse then transitioned from opera to rock and also toured with the Smashing Pumpkins’ 20th Anniversary Tour.
Co-composer of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster ‘Passion of the Christ,’ Gingger’s music can be heard in Mike Nichols’ ‘Charlie Wilson’s War,’ too. Her project 'Himalaya Song' was named one of the '10 Best Music Films at Sundance 2012' by Rolling Stone. A year later, her film ‘Monsoon Shootout’ premiered in Cannes.
She guested on the new Katy Perry album ‘Prism’ and recently debuted her multi-media project ‘Nari’ at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals. Her upcoming electro-pop record 'Beautiful Imperfections' features co-writes by Linda Perry. Besides working on the film ‘Heartbeats,’ she is also composing music for thenew CNN documentary ‘We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.’