Professional Profiles
S Sowmya
Born: Apr , 16 1969
A Carnatic musician by profession, Sowmya’s life has been soaked in melody from the very beginning. Growing up in a traditional South Indian family, she had her initial tutelage in music from her father Dr. Srinivasan,
Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Born: Jan , 21 1968
Sanjay Subrahmanyan is one of the most renowned musicians with an in depth knowledge and a powerful voice. He began learning music at the age of seven. Initial training was under V. Lakshminarayana on the violin
Nithyasree Mahadevan
Born: Aug , 25 1973
Nithyasree was born to Lalitha Sivakumar and I. Sivakumar. Her paternal grandmother, D K Pattammal and her granduncle, D K Jayaraman, were prominent Carnatic vocalists. Her maternal grandfather was Palaghat Mani Iyer, the Mridangam maestro. Her mother,
T M Krishna
Born: Jan , 22 1976
T. M. Krishna is one of the most acclaimed artistes in the field of carnatic music. Born to Mrs. and Mr. T.M.Rangachary, T.M.Krishna belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very early age he
Vijay Siva
Born: Mar , 26 1967
Vijay Siva was born to Akhila Siva and A.N.Siva on 29 March 1967., Vijay Siva went to Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai. He graduated with a first class from Vivekananda College, Chennai and
Malladi Brothers
Malladi Brothers Sreeram Prasad and Ravikumar were born with a legacy and rich tradition accrued through their grand father Late Malladi Srirama Murthy and through their father, a great Harikatha exponent of his time in Andhra
Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
Born into a family of musicians with rich lineage and steeped in pedigree music, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of the
Ganesh Kumaresh
Ganesh Kumaresh have been the only violin duo to have performed for more than three decades together. They were trained by their father Shri T. S. Rajagopalan, a veteran violinist. The brothers have carved a niche
Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam
With her career in music extending over two decades, Dr. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam is today among the most sought after vocalists of the Carnatic Music tradition, uniquely known for her captivating voice, bhava rich music and extensive
Nisha P Rajagopal
Nisha P Rajagopal, a popular young vocalist in the field of Carnatic Music, commenced her musical training with her mother, Smt. Vasundhra Rajagopal, while residing in Toronto, Canada. She relocated to Delhi, India in 1992 to
Gayathri Girish
Gayathri Girish is amongst the leading Carnatic vocalists of today . An exemplary degree of dedication coupled with an intrinsic leaning towards Carnatic Music, has propelled vocalist Gayathri to the forefront of the classical music domain.
Sreyas Narayanun
Sreyas Narayanun, who was earlier known by the name C.B.Ramanarayanan is a Karnatic vocalist of outstanding merit and has been giving many concerts in prestigious sabhas in India and abroad. He is an “A” grade artiste
Prince Rama Varma
Born: Aug , 13 1968
Prince Rama Varma, a member of the Royal Family of Travancore, is a direct descendant of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma and Raja Ravi Varma. Varma organises Swathi Sangeethotsavam conducted in the premises of Kuthira Malika,
Gayathri Venkataraghavan
Gayathri Venkataraghavan,began her training in carnatic music at a young age under the tutelage of Smt.Rajalakshmi and then under Smt. Padma Veeraraghavan, a disciple of Palaghat Sri.K.V.Narayanaswamy. She was also trained in various Kritis by Smt.Rukmini Ramani, Sri.V.Subramaniam and
Ravi Kiran
Ravikiran made headlines as the world’s youngest prodigy at the age of two (in 1969)., He could identify and demonstrate 325 ragas (melodic modes), 175 talas (rhythmic cycles) and answer numerous other music-related questions. He debuted as
Nerkunam Sankar
Born: Jun , 10 1979
Nerkunam Sankar is one of the well-known kanjira artists in the field of Carnatic music. He started playing kanjira at the age of 12; he is the last and prime disciple of kanjira maestro Sri G.
Dr. M. Narmadha
Dr. M. Narmadha – born in the family of musicians, is the granddaughter of Parur Sri Sundaram Iyer and daughter of Padmashri Sri M.S. Gopalakrishnan. She started her music training at the age of 4, in
P S Narayanaswamy
Born: Feb , 23 1933
Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy also spelt Narayanaswami was born in Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur in Madras Presidency. He learnt music from Tiruppambaram Somasundaram Pillai, T. M. Tyagarajan and later PSN came under Sangita Kalanidhi Mudikondan Venkatarama Iyer, and then
Aruna Sairam
Born: May , 12 1960
Aruna Sairam was born in Bombay - a city whose rich cultural life embraces the majority of India 's artistic fields - into a family of Tamil stock with a deep love of music. Her mother,
M S Gopalakrishnan
Born: Jun , 10 1931
M.S. Gopalakrishnan (popularly known as MSG) was born on 10th June 1931. MSG learnt from his father, late Professor Parur Sundaram Iyer, the famous violinist who was an authority on the two systems of Indian Classical
B Kannan
Born: Jun , 26 1964
Kannan is the nephew of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the reputed dancer and research scholar. He had a flair for handling quite a few instruments even from his childhood. But his serious training was in "Veena" in
Dr. N. Ramani
Dr N. Ramani was born in Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu born into a musical family. Ramani's grandfather, Sri Aazhiyur Narayanaswami Iyer, was his first guru and was a well known flute artist and singer himself. Ramani's
Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam
Born: Oct , 25 1956
Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam had his initial tutelage from his maternal uncle Thiruvarur Krishnamurthy and was further groomed by his mother T. R. Anandavalli, herself a talented musician. He has played in prestigious Jugalbandhi concerts featuring Carnatic and
Ghatam Suresh Vaidyanathan
Ghatam Suresh Vaidyanathan is a top ranked GHATAM and multi-percussion artiste internationally acclaimed and respected for his in-depth knowledge of Indian rhythm and technical supremacy. Working in the company of renowned drummers and musicians in world
S. V. Balakrishna
S V Balakrishna (balu) is a professional Mridangam (Indian Drums) and Morsing (Jaws Harp) artist from Bangalore. Balu was born in a talented family, rich in the classical music tradition of south India. Balu’s early musical
Prithvi Krishna
At the age of 12, Prithvi Krishna started his musical journey under the nurturing of the illustrious guru Mridangam Vidwan Byrappa. He was very fortunate to get trained under Mridangam Legend of yester years, Karnataka Kala
Aswin Sridhaaran
Started learning mridangam since the age of 8 at R.R Sabha Music School under the guidance of Late Vidwan Melakkaveri Sri.K.Krishnamurthy. Arangetram in the year 1990 under his guidance. Currently under the tutelage of Mridangam Maestro
Dr. M.A. Bhageerathi
Bhageerathi belongs to the Parur family of musicians (Parur Sundaram Iyer - Grand father, M.S.Anantharaman - Father, M. A. Sundareswaran - Brother and M. A. Krishnaswamy - Brother. Mother belongs to Gobichettipalayam. Mother’s father is a
Aishwarya Shankar
Born: Apr , 06 1990
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
Dr. Prema Rangarajan
Music Education , Prema Rangarajan, a post graduate in Sanskrit, is a professional, traditional carnatic vocalist having been accredited to “A” Grade by AIR and Doordharshan., She had early training with Kadayam Krishnamurthy and later
Born: Sep , 01 1988
Deepika hails from a musically distinct school of G.N.B, M.L.V and Sudha Ragunathan. She completed her B.Tech. Information Technology from Easwari Engineering College and is currenlty in pursuit of Masters in Sanskrit, Madras University. , Deepika’s initiation
V.L.V.Sudharsan He was trained by his father & guru, Sri.V.L.Vedagiri who is a Violin Vidwan and Sudharsan represents the third generation, Born to Sri V.L.Vedagiri & Smt. V.kamalamma, in the year 1967 in a traditional
Kamya & Keerthana
Kamya Sankar and Keerthana Sankar grew up in a musical environment from the time they were born. They could identify ragams and sing basic swarams by the age of two. In order to get a firm
Narasimhan Sashikiran Born into a family of renowned musicians on the 10th of September, Sashikiran soon made his mark in the family. His grandfather, Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar was a legend in his times, not to
Master Visveshwar
Born: Aug , 02 1996
Master Visveshwar is 15 years old and is learning flute for the last 8 years, currently studying class XI in Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, Chennai. Simultaneously he is performing concerts, for the last 2 years he
K. Sathyanarayanan
Born: Feb , 01 1995
K. Sathyanarayanan (born February 1st, 1995), is a musician who brings out his musical thoughts on the keyboard. He has been performing on the public stage since the age of six. Sathyanarayanan, at the age of
Shubha Mudgal
Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music., , Born in an academic family to Skand and Jaya Gupta in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Both
Ravi Shankar
Born: Apr , 07 1920
Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer is India's most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he has done
Mannarkoil J.Balaji
Mannarkoil J.Balaji is a well known Percussion artiste in the field of carnatic music, having experience in the art of playing mridangam for over 25 years. Groomed from the age of 11 years, under the able tutelage
Born: Dec , 02 1984
Baradwaj Raman was five years old when his illustrious grandfather Padma Bhushan Veena Virtuoso S. Balachander passed away. However, his inspired music is pure SB style. A student of Smt Padmavathi Ananthagopalan (respected guru, senior, vainika and sister of Violin
Amrutha Venkatesh
Amrutha Venkatesh learnt music under Gurus Sri M.T. Selvanarayana, Smt Charumathi Ramachandran and Prince Rama Varma., She is also Adept at playing the Veena and has passed Vidwat with Distinction in 2003 Thematic Concerts: Compositions of Swathi Thirunal,
Neyveli R. Narayanan
Neyveli R. Narayanan was born to Sri Rajagopalan and Smt.Meenakshi, who with their insight and vision nurtured his talent. Hailing from a family of music connoisseurs at Neyveli, Narayanan was initiated into the art of Mrudangam playing at
Trichy K Murali
He hails from a musical family, his mother K SARADHA and father V R KANNAPPA played a pivotal role in grooming his career. He is a Post Graduate in commerce and Materials Management. , He had his early training
Dr. Sudha Raja
Dr. Sudha started learning Carnatic Vocal Music at the age of 5 years. After coming to Chennai at 9 years of age, she has been totally under the tutelage of Vidhushi, Late. Sulochana Pattabhiraman. Under her able
Akshay Padmanabhan
Akshay Padmanabhan started learning Music at a very early age of 5 Yrs, guided by experienced musicians like Shrimati Parvati (Disciple of Madurai N.Krishnan), Shrimati Suguna Purushotham (Disciple of Musiri & Semmangudi) (1996-99) and Shri K.V.Ananth
Saashwathi Prabhu
Saashwathi belongs to a family which has its roots deep in Indian arts. Her grandfather is the renowned personality Late Sri. R. Yagnaraman , who was the legendary Genaral Secretary of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
Archana & Aarathi (twins)
Born: Nov , 27 1988
Archana & Aarathi are Great grand nieces of renowned composer, Gayaka Shikamani Sangita Kalanidhi Late Sri Harikesanallur Muthiah Bagavathar and Great grand daughters of Late Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. T. L.Venkatarama Iyer. And their
Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath
Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath is among the popular musicians of her generation and one of the most sought after vocalists in the field of Carnatic Music. Hailing from a family of great connoisseurs of classical music, Aishwarya
Vasuda Kesav
Vasuda Kesav is a leading Carnatic Music, vocalist. She has been performing music concerts for over two decades. Blessed with a voice of unusual power, range & timbre, she expresses herself with sonorous clarity. She establishes
Anil Srinivasan
Born: Jun , 03 1977
Anil Srinivasan is a classical pianist from Chennai, India and is educated at the University of Southern California and at Columbia University, New York. Anil Srinivasan, brought up in a South Indian traditional atmosphere with Carnatic
Sikkil Gurucharan
Born: Jun , 21 1982
Sikkil C. Gurucharan is among the foremost young performing musicians of Carnatic music in India today. He is the grandson of Sikkil Kunjumani, elder of the internationally acclaimed flautists the Sikkil Sisters. He is an 'A'
Jeyaraaj and Jaysri
JT Jeyaraaj Krishnan and Jaysri Jeyaraaj Krishnan (known as Jeyaraaj and Jaysri) belong to the direct Shishya Parampara of Nadajyoti Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar - who is one among the famous Trinity of Carnatic Music. Jeyaraaj and Jaysri,
Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar
Born: Aug , 23 1963
Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar was born in a reputed musical family, she started learning flute at the age of five from her gurus Padmasree Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt Sikkil Neela (Mother) and Smt. Sikkil Kunjumani (Aunt). Learning was
Carnatic Music has been an integral part of Arundhathi's life from a very young age. She, was 13 when she gave her first public performance at the Fort High School in Bangalore, during the Ramanavami Festival
CARVA Rajasekar
C.A.Rajasekar born to Chittoor Appanna Bagavathar and Madurambal,  C.A. Rajasekar has a rich musical pedigree. His grandfather Vedachala Iyer was adept in playing both the violin and the flute. His father Appanna of Chittoor was a renowned
Anish King
Anish King started playing Carnatic music on Violin in 2000 when he was 6 years old and Western violin since age 7. I trained with Karaikal Venkatasubramanian with whom he did his arangetram together with his
Nandini Muthuswamy
Renowned Violinist, Nandini Muthuswamy is hailed as an exceptional musician of the present generation. Widely regarded as a Maestro & Virtuoso, she hails from an illustrious family of musicians. Being a 4th generation musician, her Guru –
Dr. M. Lalitha & M. Nandini
Internationally acclaimed Violin Maestros Dr. M. LALITHA and M. NANDINI have been widely applauded as the `QUEENS OF VIOLIN - Weekend'- of the present generation.  Popularly known as the `VIOLIN SISTERS', these outstanding musicians have enthralled
Amrit N
Vidwan Amrit, The Brand Ambassador of Khanjira  Amrit N. is the leading and, top ranking Khanjira Artist (Percussionist) of the world. His power, packed performances, versatility, speed and intricate pattern, presentation with aesthetics, grace
Ajay Nambudiri
Ajay Nambudiri disciple of Sri Neyveli SanthanaGopalan one of the leading lights of Contemorary carnatic music. Ajay training under Neyveli Santhana Gopalan was virtually been a kind of Gurukula Vaasa and has aided him to imbibe
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