Dr. Rishi Ranjan was born in Chandigarh, India, in a family with great love of traditional north Indian classical music and was introduced to this art at an early age of 5 by his elder brother who also trained in Indian music. He began with vocal music at home later he became a disciple of his Uncle late Pandit Shri Krishan Sharma ( Senior music composer at All India Radio, Rohtak).
After completion of Bachelors in Music in vocal and instrumental he moved to Bombay and became disciple of Shri Arshad Ahmed, Shri Chintoo Singh, Shri Jayanti Lal Goshar and Shri Dilip Nayar the eminent guitarist, mandolin, rabab players, music arrangers of Ghazal king late Shri Jagjit Singh. In order to further his knowledge of various styles of playing Guitar, Rabab Mandolin ,Rishi continued his training with such masters of this art.
In 2003 Rishi got the golden opportunity to meet personally with Legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Senia Maihar Gharana - Traditional and oldest school of Indian Classical Music), and his music passion turned towards learning Sarode, then he met his son Ustad Aashish Khan and became his disciple. Since 2004. Rishi was tutored by Ustad Aashish Khan and his senior disciple Shri Atish Mukhopadhyay to whom he owes most of his expertise in this field. Rishi internationally (Europe, USA and Canada) performed as soloist and accompanied myriad artists of vocal and Instrumental.