Gingger Shankar is an American singer. She is an accomplished music composer and multi-instrumentalist. She has developed the music for several films including Circumstance (2011), Brahmin Bulls (2014), and Heartbeats (2018).Gingger Shankar was born into one of the worlds most acclaimed and influential musical families. She started singing and learning musical instruments at a very young age from her father, Dr L Subramaniam, who was a violinist, and her mother, Viji Subramaniam, who was an Indian classical singer. Her grandmother Lakshmi Shankar was the sister-in-law of prominent sitarist Ravi Shankar. A childhood picture of Gingger Shankar with her grandfather.When Gingger Shankar was a child, she learnt to sing, dance, and play the violin and piano. Soon after attaining music education from professional opera singer Tantoo Cardinal, she started modelling and acting in stage productions.On 9 February 1995, her mother died, and in November 1999, her father married the Indian playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy. L Subramaniam with Kavita Krishnamurthy.At the age of fourteen, Gingger Shankar started performing musical shows. Her first show was at Madison Square Garden. She debuted as a classical singer with the Ainadamar, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov under the music company Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Later, she performed this song at Carnegie Hall. Gingger Shankar while performing at a music concert.Gingger Shankar has worked with top singers, producers, and film composers including The Smashing Pumpkins, Saul Williams, Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep, RocNation, Marilyn Manson, Peter Gabriel, and Steve Vai. She has lent music and voice in multiple films and television series such as The Passion of the Christ, Charlie Wilsons War, And She Could Be Next, and We Will Rise: Michelle Obamas Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.According to Gingger Shankar, she likes fashion and modelling. In a media conversation, she stated that she had worked with several Indian designers and music companies. She said, I love fashion and I think music and fashion go hand in hand. I worked with various companies modelling for clothing and music companies. What I really want is to meet upcoming designers in India to collaborate with..In 2004, in the movie The Passion of the Christ, Gingger Shankar worked as a music composer along with the composer John Debney. In 2007, she was one of the six film composers who attended the Sundance Institute Composers Lab. In 2008, Gingger Shankar worked as a music composer in the film The Forbidden Kingdom. She composed the songs for the film Circumstance, which won the Sundance Audience Choice Award in 2011.In 2003, Gingger Shankar worked on the music album titled Enlightenment along with Indian musicians L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain, and Vikku Vinayakram. In 2008, she released her music album titled The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! along with Saul Williams. In 2010, Gingger Shankar worked along with Solo EP on the music album Anywhere But Here..Gingger Shankar made her debut in 2012 with the project Himalaya Song at the Sundance Film Festival. This project contained a live film. The narration and music of the film were created by Gingger and Mridu Chandra under the Shanghai Restoration Project.