Deepak Raja is amongst most influential voices in Indian musicology today. He is a recipient of the Vasantrao Deshpande Memorial Award (2013), The Gujarat Rajya Gaurav Award (2014) and the Ashok Ranade Memorial Award (2015). He is the author of four acclaimed works on Hindustani music. He is associated with Indian Archive Music Ltd. (New York) as a Repertoire Analyst. He is a trained sitar and surbahar player of the Etawah/Imdad Khan lineage. He holds a first degree in Humanities from University of Delhi, and professional qualifications from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) and the Watford College of Technology (Hertfordshire, UK).