Dr. Shubha Ganesan
Carnatic Vocalist, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Disciple of  Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. M.L.Vasanthakumari and ‘Padmabhushan’  Sangitha Kalanidhi Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan
  • M.A.M.Phil.  Ph. D.  in Indian Music from Madras University.
  •  “A” Graded artist of Doordarshan and AIR, Chennai
  • Hails from an orthodox music family.
  • Father Mr.V.M.Ganesan Retired as Mridangam Professor from the Music Department, Annamalai University.
  • Mother Mrs.Kalyani Ganesan is an ‘A’ Top graded artist of AIR, Chennai , Retired as Veena Professor from Tamil Nadu Govt. Music College.
  • Grand daughter of Mridanga Vidwan Sri.Karaikudi Muthu Iyer who has accompanied veterans of yesteryears.
  • Grand niece of Veena Maestro Karaikudi Sambasiva Ayer
  • Descendant of Mahavaidhyanatha Sivan and Ramaswami Sivan who were great musicians and composers of 18th Century
  • Great grand daughter of Thevaram Seetharama Iyer of 18th Century who was an expert in rendering Thevaram hymns 
  • Had initial training under her mother Mrs.Kalyani Ganesan and Vidushi Leelavathi Gopalakrishnan.
  • Given many performances in all the leading organizations all over India and abroad.
  • Visited Singapore Malaysia, U.K. Sri Lanka and USA for concerts.
    • Given Many Special Performances in Doordarshan and other  Private Channels like SUN, RAJ,JAYA,VIJAY,SURYA etc.
    • Founder & Director of ‘HAMSANADHAM’ Music School, functioning with more than 150 students at MANDAVELI, Chennai
    • Brought out many Audio CD’s
Shows & Major Performances

Special Programmes for AIR Doordarshan

Rendered Thevarams, Thiruppugazh, Prabhandams and other Tamil devotional forms in a Special program for many weeks in Doordarshan – “Eppadi Padinaro” featuring temples of Tamil Nadu.

Given Thematic recordings in  Thiruppugazh, Prabhandham, Chamundeswari Ashtothara Malika of Muthaiah Bhagavathar , 72 Melakartha of Koteeswara Iyer for AIR for their archives 

Lecture Demonstrations:




AN ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITIONS OF G.N.BALASUBRAMANIAM in the year 2003 before an august audience of UGC,at Music Dept., Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Thyagaraja and Karaharapriya International  Seminar held at Queen Mary’s College

Awards & Recognitions

Meritorious Youth Award -1996-97

Presented by Rotary Club on behalf of Rotary Fraternity for the Outstanding Contribution to Carnatic Music.

Musiri Subramanya Iyer Endowment Award - 1996

Musiri Subramanya Iyer Endowment Award – 1996

Musiri Subramanya Iyer Endowment Award - 1996

Musiri Subramanya Iyer Endowment Award – 1996

The best Niraval & Kalpanaswaram

For the best Niraval & Kalpanaswaram – awarded by Krishna Gana Sabha during their Natya Kala Conference

Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Award 98-99

Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Award 98-99, for the BEST RAGA ALAPANA in the series of concerts during the 66th conference of Indian Fine Arts Society.

Yuva Kala Bharathi


Sangitha Kalarathna Dr.M.L.Vasanthakumari award

Sangitha Kalarathna Dr.M.L.Vasanthakumari award given by Sri Ragam Fine Arts – Chennai.

Vedhavyasa Gana Mani

Vedhavyasa Gana Mani from Vedha Vyasa Thapovanam - Thambaram.

Special Research Fellowship

Recipient of Special Research Fellowship From Music Academy Chennai for pursuing Ph. D.

Junior scholarship

Recipient of Junior scholarship from Cultural Center for Resources and Training (CCRT), Delhi.

Senior scholarship

Recipient of Senior scholarship from Music Academy, Chennai, for Advance Training in rendering of Pallavis and Thyagaraja Kirthis.

D.K Pattamal Award

D.K Pattamal Award From Vada Chennai Isai Vizha Kuzhu

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