Aishwarya Shankar
Carnatic Vocalist, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth : 06 - Apr - 1990
Biography

Aishwarya Shankar is the daughter of DR. Krishna Shankar, MBBS, MD,FRCA (London), Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist, at MIOT Hospitals, Chennai, and Chandra Shankar, M.A. (Eco), B.Ed. who is a Teacher.

Aishwarya is pursuing M.A (Indian Music), from Queens Mary's College, Chennai. She had her initial training in South Indian Classical Music under Guru Smt.Indira Renganathan of Kolkata, from the age of four, for fourteen years. Presently, she is undergoing advanced training under the able guidance of “Sangita Kala Acharya” Guru Smt. Suguna Varadachari since August 2008 and also lending vocal support to her concerts. She is also trained in Bharatnatyam under Guru S. Padmavathi.

Shows & Major Performances

Aishwarya has given several concerts both in India and United Kingdom. Her first concert was held at Ilford, London at the age of ten.

In India she has performed at Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Vishakapatnam, Vijaynagaram, Vijaywada, Guntur, Tanukku, Bapatla, Jabalpur, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Kottal, Trisur, to name a few.

Has lent her voice for several Bharatnatyam Arangetrams in Kolkata and has also set tune to many songs.

Smt. Usha Uthup of Kolkata voluntarily came forward to introduce her in her debut audio CD after hearing her. The CD was recorded at her studio.

Extended support to K K Trust, Kolkata with a double CD album on a unique Ragam Tanam & Pallavi in Shanmugapriya set to Panchanadai Chandatala for collecting funds.

Contact:
Flat No.207A,Eldams Square,
167/12, Eldams Road,
Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018

Mobile: +91.99414.26049 / +91.99414.26613

Email: catchaishu@gmail.com

Awards & Recognitions

L V Memorial Award
from Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Tiruchirapalli under the Junior category in the year 2003, with a total of Eleven Prizes out of Twelve Sections, given by Sangita Kalanidhi Sikkil Sisters.
Sangeetha Sri
under aegis of Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Tiruchirapalli was conferred on her on 17th August 2008 by Sri J. Venkataraman, a veteran South Indian Classical musician, where she bagged Twenty One Prizes out of Twenty Three Sections to win the coveted title.
Awarded Scholarship
by the Ministry Of Culture Government Of India
People's Choice Carnatic Music Idol Award & 1st Runner Up
in Pothys Carnatic Music Idol - 2011, conducted by Jaya TV
'B–High' Graded Artist
of All India Radio, Chennai
First Rank Holder in B.A. (Indian Music)
from Queen Mary's College (Autonomous), Chennai
KALAATEET SAMMAN
by Chinmaya Naada Bindu, with the blessings of Swami Tejomayananda, in their 1st Annual Festival Promoting Young Talent in Bharatiya Sangeet, April 2012
Bagged a Major Share of Prizes
at various Sabhas of Chennai on her maiden appearance / participation.
First Prize, cash prize and sponsored trip to Sringeri
in the Inter - Collegiate classical music competition, “Sing your way to Sringeri” judges panel comprising stalwarts in Carnatic Music, held on 13th November 2010
Awarded the First Prize
in the Inter-Collegiate Carnatic Music competition held at The Mylapore Academy for the year 2009 – 2010.
Bagged Twenty One Prizes out of Twenty Two Sections
in the competition conducted by The Music Academy, Chennai, in August 2009, with Fourteen First Prizes, Five Second Prizes and Two Third Prizes, which includes First Prize in Alapana Neraval & Swaram and Ragam Tanam Pallavi
Narayani Ammal Tambura Prize
in the Senior category, in music competition held on 6th September 2009 by Papanasam Sivan Rasikar Sangam, Chennai
Won Four First Prizes
out of Four Sections, including first prize in Alapana Neraval & Swaram, in the music competition conducted by Hamsadhwani, Chennai in November 2009
Won Sixteen Prizes
out of Twenty Sections in the music competition held during August/September 2008 by The Indian Fine arts Society, Chennai.
Won the First Prize in Senior Category
in music competition held on 14th September 2008 by Papanasam Sivan Rasikar Sangam, Chennai
Won Twelve Prizes
out of Fourteen Sections with Seven First Prizes, Four Second Prizes and One Third Prize, at the music competition conducted by Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai on 21st, 27th & 28th September 2008, which includes First Prize in Raga Alapana and Ragam Tanam Pallavi.
Won the Tambura Prize
instituted by Smt. Sudha Raghunathan in memory of her legendary Guru Smt M L Vasanthakumari, by bagging Nine Prizes out of Ten Sections in the music competition held under the aegis of The Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai in October/November 2008.
Won Six First Prizes
out of Six Sections, in the music competition organised by Ariyakudi K.V. Narayanaswamy Memorial Trust, Chennai on 2nd November 2008.
Won the Tambura Prize
in the Senior category, in the music competition organised by Shivanugraha Utsav Committee & Sivan Fine Arts Academy, Chennai on 16th November 2008.
Adjudged First out of 35 Universities
for representing University of Madras, in Classical Vocal Solo (Hindustani & Carnatic) at the South Zone Youth Festival 2008 – 2009, held at University of Calicut from 10/12/2008 to 14/12/2008, conducted by Association of Indian Universities and was further adjudged Fourth position in India, in the National level competition held at VidyaSagar University, Midnapur, from 19/01/2009 to 23/01/09.
Won the prestigious Rajaji's Tambura Prize, along with Two First Prize
i.e. Three out of Four Sections in the music competition organised by Tamil Isai Sangam, Raja Annamalai Manram, Chennai, on 22nd & 23rd November 2008.
Won the First Prize (Tambura)
in the Carnatic Vocal Music Competition conducted by Raja Annamalaipuram Bhakta Jana Sabha, Chennai, on 10/03/2009.
Recipient of Young Achiever Recognition Award
for music and dance, for the year 2009, instituted by Rotary club of Madras Midtown, RI Dist 3230, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai
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