Sandhya Raju Kuchipudi Artist Profile

Sandhya Raju
Sandhya Raju Kuchipudi Artist Profile
Sandhya Raju is a young Kuchipudi professional who represents the next generation of Indian classical dancers. With 12 years of training under Gurus Padma Bhushan Vempati Chinna Satyam and Kishore Mosalikanti and 8 years performing experience, Sandhya has been performing several solo and group recitals across India and abroad. Apart from teaching at Nishrinkala, Sandhya also owns and manages Barefoot Dance Company in Hyderabad.
She was born in Chennai in 1987 and completed her formal studies there. She moved to Hyderabad in 2006 after her marriage to Mr. Rama Raju and began teaching dance in June 2007. She is the Artistic Director of Nishrinkala Dance Academy, Hyderabad
    Contact Details and Biodata
    Nishrinkala Dance Academy
    Plot No.983
    Road No.48
    Jubilee Hills
    Hyderabad - 500033 India

    Abhisek Lahiri Sarod Artist Profile

    Abhisek Lahiri
    Abhisek Lahiri  Sarod Artist Profile
    One of the youngest President Award Winning "A" Grade' Sarod artiste of All India Radio & National Television- Kolkata, Abhisek Lahiri has won the hearts of discerning audiences worldwide with his maturity, depth & perfection already at the age of 29. Abhisek was initiated in Sarod at an early age of 5 and trained under the tutelage of his father as well as Guru, eminent Sarod maestro Pandit Alok Lahiri & became one of his premier disciples. Abhisek's Sarod recital has a blending of three major Gharanas of Sarod playing: Shajahanpur, Senia Maihar & Senia Bangash Gharana (Gwalior). Abhisek's playing reflects the subtlety, aestheticism and nostalgic spirituality while combining it with resonant power & intensity to captivate the listener with the beauty and originality of his Sarod playing.
    Abhisek possess the dignity of being the First Indian Musician along with his eminent father to perform in "Europe Parliament" in France and also in "Canada Culture Days" in Hamilton, Canada on invitation of The Malhar Group. Abhisek is an empanelled member artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. Abhisek took part in the "World Kinder Festival" in Holland & enthralled the audiences as a 'Wonder Child Sarod Player' in 1997. The Dutch Television network telecasts his recitals countrywide even now.
    Abhisek has some CD albums released to his credit: His solo album "Sparkling Sarod' released by Bihaan Music received nomination in Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) of Mumbai in "Best Hindustani Classical Album- Instrumental" category. His latest release "IONAH Trio" CD album along with Japanese Guitarist Hideaki Tsuji is also getting world wide appreciation.
      Contact Details and Biodata
      Abhisek Lahiri
      Sur Sangam
      Howrah- 711104
      W.B India

      Santosh Sant Flautist Profile

      Santosh Sant
      Santosh Sant Flautist  Profile
      Flautist Santosh Sant hails from a family of musicians, from Gwalior(Central India), and received his early training in Indian classical music from his father Late Sh. Vasantrao Sant, a Gwalior gharana(School)vocalist. He was subsequently trained by famous Sitarist.Pt. Shriram Umdekar. Santosh Sant later moved to Mumbai to learn from flute maestro Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia,and became his "Gandabandh-Shishya"(Disciple). Now-days,his name is considered in one of the senior disciples of Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia.
      Santosh accompanies his guru Pt.Chaurasia regularly in concerts and also performs as a solo artiste in several prestigious music festivals.
      He is the recipient of the gold medal awarded by the Department of Culture, Government of India, and the Directorate General of All India Radio in 1990. He was also honoured with the Kala Samman by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Madhya Pradesh.Has also awarded by the title-"Venu-Shree."
        Contact Details and Biodata
        Santosh Sant

        Asha Sharath Classical Dancer & Actress Profile

        Asha Sharath
        Bharatha Natyam
        Asha Sharath Classical Dancer & Actress  Profile
        Daughter of Smt. Kalamandalam Sumathy. A well known dancer and an television actress of the malayalam film industry. Appeared in Ponnum Poovum, Dream City and Kukumapoove. Owner of the Institute Kairali Kalakendram and has branches in Dubai, Sharjah and Discovery Gardens tutoring around 2,000 students in various disciplines of Indian Art and Culture.
        Asha Sharath got best Dancer Award in 1992, at the All India Level Competition and was the recepient of Gold Medal from the "Maharaja of Banaras" in India. She has received numerous Accolades, Medals, Puraskaras, Kalathilakams. Also the recipient of "Kalaratna Swathi Thirunal Award" in the year 2006.
          Contact Details and Biodata
          Asha Sharath
          United Arab Emirates

          Neyveli S.Radhakrishna Violinist Profile

          Neyveli S.Radhakrishna
          Neyveli S.Radhakrishna  Violinist   Profile
          Born in a humble hamlet in Andhra Pradesh and raised in Neyveli, Radhakrishna began his vocal stream of musical education at the age of eight under Sri C.S.Anandamani, nephew of the illustrious Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, and simultaneously trained under Neyveli S.Vimala for violin. Violin virtuoso Kalaimamani Ramanathapuram Sri M.N.Ganesa Pillai took Radhakrishna under his wing for over a decade. Later violin maestro, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri M.Chandrasekaran groomed him, honing his concert skills.Radhakrishna holds Master's Degree in Indian music with distinction.
          Radhakrishna has teamed up with the cream of Carnatic musicians, notably Dr.N.Ramani, T.V.Gopalakrishnan, T.K.Govindarao, T.N.Seshagopalan, O.S.Thiagarajan, Ravikiran, Kadri Gopalnath, SudhaRaghunathan, Sowmya and percussion giants T.K.Murthy, Vellore Ramabadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Trichy Sankaran, Yella Venkateswara Rao,Guruvayur Durai, Srimushnam Rajarao, Haridwaramangalam A.K. Palanivel, Tanjore Govindarajan, Tanmoy Bose and drums Sivamani.
          Radhakrishna was privileged to participate in the musical odyssey of Bharat Ratna, legendary Pandit Ravishankar's Festival of India II and III across US and Canada, performing in most prestigious halls like Stern Auditorium-Carnegie Hall, New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall- Los Angeles, Boston Symphony Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Baltimore Symphony Hall, Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley, Roy Thomson Hall-Toronto, Canada, earning encomiums.
          Globe trotter Radhakrishna has absorbed local genres as seen from his eclectic violin. In multi-cultural projects he has jammed with Western music giants Jonas Hellborg (bass guitar), Simone Zanchini (accordion), Ernst Reigsegar (cello), Mattias IA Eklundh (Guitar), Misrili Ahmet (dohollo, darbukka) and other stars shining in the global firmamanet.
            Contact Details and Biodata
            Neyveli S.Radhakrishna
            7/4-14th Street
            Ram Ganesh Flats
            Chennai - 600 061. India.
            44 - 43588896

            Geetanjali Acharya Odissi Dancer Profile

            Geetanjali Acharya
            Geetanjali Acharya Odissi Dancer Profile
            I am one of the senior disciples of "Srjan" and had my initial training under sujata Mohapatra. Latter I received the benefit of learning under the guidance of the great Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and his Son guru Ratikanta Mohapatra.
            At present I continue my learning under the able tutelage of Guru Sujata Mohapatra. I completed my Nrutya Shastri Purna recognized by Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy. I have performed in several dance festivals within and outside the state of Orissa & India being part of Srjan's repertoire group & a soloist
            I am a graduate in Political science, Arts. I was teaching the students in Srjan and now i teach in my own school in Gurgaon and New Delhi.
            I have also received the National Scholarship in Odissi dance from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India,Sringarmani from Kal Ke Kalaakar Mumbai and Natyashree from Natraj Kala Academy Vishakapatnam.
              Contact Details and Biodata
              Geetanjali Acharya

              Geeta Chandran (Padmashri) Dancer & Choreographer Profile

              Geeta Chandran (Padmashri)
              Bharatha Natyam
              Geeta Chandran (Padmashri) Dancer & Choreographer Profile
              Since the age of five, when she began learning the Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam, under the tutelage of several eminent and great Gurus, Geeta has been a relentless advocate for the dance.
              Founder-President of Natya-Vriksha in New Delhi, where she teaches Bharatanatyam to over one hundred disciples, Geeta is also Artistic Director of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company, which has traveled all over the world with its superb dance presentations.
              But beyond Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music Geeta is celebrated for her diverse accomplishments in the fields of television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education, dance activism and dance-issue journalism.
              Geeta is well-known for her association with philanthropic causes, and has presented innumerable performances to raise funds for worthy social causes. She is most especially identified with gender issues, and her dance has addresses a vast range of gender-related issues from female feticide, marriage and dowry, women and war, women in communal situations and women as victims of human trafficking and terrorism. Her dance activism has won her equal praise.
              Geeta has authored a book SO MANY JOURNEYS, an intensely personal collection of her writings narrating her engagement with Bharatanatyam (Published by Niyogi Books, India).
              A widely respected role model for the young generation, Geeta is on the Board of reputed educational institutions of India, both schools and colleges, and of prestigious Government panels and Boards. She engages in the widest range of dance-related activities: performing, teaching, conducting, singing, collaborating, organizing, writing and speaking to new youth audiences.
              For her dedicated services to Bharatanatyam, Geeta has been decorated with innumerable national and international awards and honours. Among those that she most values are the titles of Natya Ratna given to her by her first teacher Swarna Saraswathy and the Padmashri bestowed on her by the Gover
                Contact Details and Biodata
                Padmashri Geeta Chandran
                B 45
                Gulmohar Park
                New Delhi 110049
                011 26518124
                011 26964964

                Akhilesh Chaturvedi Kathak Dancer Profile

                Akhilesh Chaturvedi
                Akhilesh Chaturvedi Kathak Dancer Profile
                Akhilesh Chaturvedi is a Kathak performer, teacher, and a choreographer and learning Kathak dance from guru Rajendra Chaturvedi, who was a senior disciple of late Natraj Gopi Krishna.
                Akhilesh Chaturvedi commenced his training at a very tender age under the guidance of Guru Rajendra Chaturvedi, a disciple of one of the most outstanding exponents of Kathak, late Natraj Gopi Krishna. He also does his Riyaaz with Tabla Maestro Pandit Kalinath Mishra.
                Akhilesh Chaturvedi is a dynamic and a versatile dancer who has carved a special niche for himself in the field of Kathak. His innate sense of rhythm, graceful yet fast paced movements and subtle facial expression are some of the qualities that give a new dimension to Kathak, making him one of the finest exponents of the Gopi Krishna dance style.
                He has performed in The Marico festival, Mumbai, Bandra Festival, Mumbai, Bhakti Kalashetra (Iskcon), Nritya Gandha (Jabalpur), The Kathak Nrityalaya (Bhopal) and many more.
                He has also performed at several corporate shows. Akhilesh Chaturvedi has done charity shows like the Happy Feet for underprivileged children, cancer, and AIDS patients. He won 1st prize at the all India classical dance competition organized by the Rotary club, Mumbai
                  Contact Details and Biodata
                  Akhilesh Chaturvedi
                  493 nateshwar bhavan
                  16th road khar
                  (w) mumbai
                  india 400052 

                  Ruchira Panda Hindustani Classical Vocal Music Profile

                  Ruchira Panda
                  Classical Music, Hindustani music , Music
                  Ruchira Panda Hindustani Classical Vocal Music Profile
                  Ruchira Panda, one of the senior disciples of Pandit Manas Chakraborty blessed with a voice which invites listeners down memory lane into the golden era of Hindustani classical music, is an ardent upholder of the Kotali Gharana. Ruchira, a post-graduate in Economics from Jadavpur University has awarded as Junior Fellow in the field of Hindustani Music for the year 2008 – 2009 by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Ruchira has also received the prestigious Ustad Amir Khan Award as the best vocalist , HMV award as the best young talent of the year 1998-99. Ruchira, to her credit has been performing in all Major Music conferences in India and Abroad.
                    Contact Details and Biodata
                    Ms. Ruchira Panda 122 C Ananda Palit Road
                    Kolkata 700 014
                    West Bengal

                    Lavanya Devi Mohiniyattam Exponent Profile

                    Lavanya Devi
                    Lavanya Devi   Mohiniyattam Exponent Profile
                    Lavanya Devi is one of the leading Mohiniattam exponent of her generation, who has been seriously pursuing Mohiniattam both as a performer and teacher for over a decade. Having learnt Bharatanatyam for many years under prominent gurus, Lavanya went onto learn Mohiniattam from the renowned Mohiniattam exponent Guru Prof. Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla. She is carrying on the tradition of Guru Kalamandalam Kalyanikutti Amma from her guru.
                    Lavanya is particularly known for her sensitive Abhinaya, clarity of line and strong rhythmic command . she is equally impressive in the technical and emotive aspects of her dance. Stylistic purity and aesthetic values are the distinguishing features of her dance. A rare combination of intensity and spontaniety, Lavanya's dance is noted particularaly for its strict adherance to the style of her guru, known for its grace, depth of expression and technical perfection.
                    Lavanya has shown an inimitable genius for getting into the deepest meaning of any theme she chooeses for her choreography, and bringing out the essence in the purest form- expressed in the traditional repertoire style.
                    Lavanya is a graded artiste of National Doordarshan and is awarded with many senior scholarships awarded by the HRD Ministry, Government of India for her appreciable achievements in the field of Mohiniattam. She has also received many prestigious awards and felicitations by different governmental and non-governmental organisations in the country.
                    Presently, Lavanya is doing intense research on Mohiniattam amd is engaged in imparting training to young Mohiniaatm Dancers under the banner of Trikalaa Gurukulam, an institution founded by Padmashree. Dr. Leela Omchery.
                      Contact Details and Biodata
                      Lavanya Devi
                      House No-840
                      D- Pocket
                      Dilshad Garden
                      Delhi- 110 095 

                      Manasi Prasad Carnatic Musician Profile

                      Manasi Prasad
                      Carnatic music, Classical Music, Devotional Songs, Music
                      Manasi Prasad  Carnatic Musician Profile
                      Manasi Prasad is a rising star among the new generation of Carnatic musicians. Her gurus in music include her mother- Tara Prasad and Vidwan R. K. Padmanabha in Bangalore and V. Subramanyam. She trains in Chennai with Sriram Parasuram.
                      As a performing artist for over 15 years now, Manasi has travelled extensively in her career, across India and the world. She is an empanelled artist of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), and has also performed concerts in Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival and other venues in US, Singapore, Middle East and Africa.
                      Numerous awards have come her way, including the prestigious Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from Government of India's Sangeet Natak Akademi, 'Yuva Kalaakar Puraskar' (Young Artist Award) from Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, Mumbai and the Rotary-Brigade Young Achievers award. She has performed on the television and radio numerous times, including Jaya TV's Margazhi Utsavam and Vijay TVs December music series. She has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the global GNB centenary concert competition in Chennai, and those conducted by the Bangalore Gayana Samaja, and All India Radio (National Level). She is a rank-holder in the Senior and Vidwath Level music examinations. She has won arts scholarships from both the Karnataka and Central Government.
                      Manasi has sung in over 10 music albums, many of which she has composed music for. Manasi has gained popularity as an innovative artiste, who never shies away from trying something new. She is adept at rendering Raaga Taana Pallavis, especially the Avadhana Pallavi, which requires unique multi-tasking abilities. She regularly sings Carnatic-Hindustani Jugal Bandhis with popular Hindustani artistes. She used her dual abilities of singing and dancing to much acclaim, when she presented Giridhara Mira, a solo music-dance feature. She has also attempted to add a new dimension to classical music through her production- Olave Jeevana Saakshaatkara (Love i
                        Contact Details and Biodata
                        Manasi Prasad
                        33rd cross
                        4th block
                        Bangalore -560011 India
                        80 22445129

                        Nithyasree Mahadevan Carnatic musician and playback singer Profile

                        Nithyasree Mahadevan
                        Carnatic music, Classical Music, Devotional Songs, Music
                        Nithyasree Mahadevan Carnatic musician and  playback singer Profile
                        Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan, (born August 25, 1973) also previously referred to as S. Nithyashri, is an eminent Carnatic musician and playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages.
                        Nithyasree Mahadevan was born to Lalitha Sivakumar and I. Sivakumar on August 25th, 1973. Her paternal grandmother was the Carnatic vocalist?D. K. Pattammal, while her maternal grandfather was the mridangam maestro, Palghat Mani Iyer. Her granduncle was the Carnatic vocalist, D. K. Jayaraman. Her mother, Lalitha Sivakumar, was her first teacher. Like her mother, Nithyasree was also the disciple of D. K. Pattammal, and would accompany her in concert. Nithyasree's father, an accomplished mridangist and disciple of Palghat Mani Iyer, would constantly show his support and accompany Nithyasree when she performed. Nithyasree has performed in all major sabhas in India and has presented her concerts in many destinations around the world. She has received multiple awards and honours, and has released more than 100 commercial albums.
                          Contact Details and Biodata
                          Nithyasree Mahadevan
                          Ashiana Apartments
                          No. 9
                          Venus Colony
                          2nd Cross Street
                          Alwarpet Chennai
                          Tamil Nadu 600018 India
                          044 24363090

                          Saketharaman Carnatic Musician Profile

                          Carnatic music, Classical Music, Devotional Songs, Music
                          Saketharaman  Carnatic Musician Profile
                          Saketharaman a leading carnatic musician is the disciple of Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and reflects the famous Lalgudi bani rich in Bhavam. Deeply melodious, Saketharaman creates a compelling context to relay the essence of the composition. He has performed both in India and abroad, and won several awards/titles including Yuva Kala Bharathi, Best carnatic Vocalist. He occasionally performs together with his older sister Vishaka Hari, a well known Harikatha exponent.
                            Contact Details and Biodata
                            No. 8
                            Surya Apartments
                            Baliah Avenue
                            Mylapore Chennai
                            Tamil Nadu 600004
                            044 24990681

                            Anita Babu Odissi Dancer Profile

                            Anita Babu
                            Anita Babu Odissi Dancer Profile
                            For Anita Babu, "Life is Work & Work is Life". This is so true for many people who have decided to dedicate their life to their profession. And Anita is one of them. But at the same time Anita also believes in not running away from other worldy duties. She is a teacher, dancer, housewife, mother, sister, daughter and a daughter-in-law, all rolled into one. And still she manages to do justice to all these roles with aplomb.
                            Coming from a simple Oriya middle-class family, she started learning Odissi at the age of 7 in her school before she became a disciple of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan and has remained ever since. In a society where girls learning dance after a certain age was looked down upon, she got the unstinted support of her family to continue with her dance but without ignoring normal education. Inspite of a lot of time being dedicated to Odissi, she still completed her Master in Arts degree in Anthropology from Utkal University.
                            Anita has been learning this dance form at the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar, an institution set-up by Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. Senior dancers of ODA like Nandita Pattnaik, Aruna Mohanty and Bichitrananda Swain have also played an important role in laying the foundations of Anita early in her life. She has been refining her dancing skills under the constant guidance and encouragement of her Guru as well as of the other senior students of the academy like Bichitrananda Swain and Aruna Mohanty.
                            Over the years, Anita has given numerous performances not only through the length and breadth of India but also overseas in countries like Nepal and United States. She has participated and performed at various festivals, namely the Konark Dance Festival, Puri Beach Festival, Pallavostava, etc. She is also a regular performer on Doordarshan, the national TV network and is also an empanelled artiste in ICCR in the Reference Panel of Artistes.
                            Her dedication to Odissi and pursuit of excellence finally paid result when she was sele
                              Contact Details and Biodata
                              Anita Babu
                              E – 30
                              Anandlok Society
                              Mayur Vihar
                              Phase – I
                              Delhi – 110091


                              Bhavajan Kumar Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                              Bhavajan Kumar
                              Bharatha Natyam
                              Bhavajan Kumar Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                              A recipient of the Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai Endowment Award from the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, and the Pandit Durga Lal Endowment Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Bhavajan Kumar is a Canadian born male dancer who has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 12 years and performing professionally for the past 3 years. He was initiated into the art form by Smt. Padmini Ananth (Disciple of Guru Adayar K. Lakshman). He later completed his Bharatanatya Arangetram in 2006 under the guidance of S.Vasu (Disciple of Smt.Leela Arumugam).
                              Bhavajan is currently undergoing advanced training from his current Gurus Sri Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Shijith (Kalakshetra) and Smt. Bragha Bessell (Disciple of Guru Adyar. K Lakshman and Kalanidhi Narayanan). He has also had the privilege of learning and working with some illustrious and highly acclaimed gurus and dancers such as Padmabushan Dr. Padma Subramanyam, Padmashri Prof. Sudharani Ragupathy, Smt. Chitra Vishweswaran, Smt. Rhadha, Smt. Ambika Buch, Prof. CV Chandrashekar, Smt. Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, Smt. Jayanthi Subramaniam, Smt. Anita Guha, Smt. Savithri Jagannatha Rao, Smt. Alarmel Valli, Srikanth Natarajan Sri. Shanmugha Sundaram, Smt. Priya Venkataraman and Guhendran Saravanapava.
                              He has given scores of solo and group performances at premier Dance celebrations, and many prestigious platforms in India such as Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, The Music Academy Madras, Narada Gana Sabha, Bramha Gana Sabha, Thyaga Bramha Gana Sabha, Kalapradarshini, Soorya Festival, Chidambaram Natyanjali to name a few and has performed extensively in India, Canada, the U.S.A, and Europe.
                                Contact Details and Biodata
                                Bhavajan Kumar
                                New no. 16/2
                                Jai Krishna apts
                                Jubilee road
                                West Mambalam
                                Chennai-33 Tamil Nadu
                                416- 332-8327

                                Puja Unni Classical Dancer Profile

                                Puja Unni
                                Bharatha Natyam, Mohiniyattam
                                Puja Unni Classical Dancer Profile
                                Puja Unni is a well known classical dancer hails from Palakkad. She is trained under the eminent guidance of Padmashree Kalamandalam Kshemavathy (Mohiniyaatam), Padmabhushan C.V.Chandrasekar (Bharatanatyam), Smt. Methil Devika (Kuchipudi and Mohiniyaatam), Renjith Vijna duo (Bharatanatyam), R.L.V.T.K Anil Kumar (Bharatanatyam) for the past 17 years and continues to upgrade her skills and talents by frequently attending classes and workshops.
                                She has received the title "NATYASARADHI" at the 2nd International Dance Festival, held in Vishakhapatnam also achieved the "NRITYA BHUSHANA" title from Mysore. She has declared as the "Best Classical Dancer 2012" from Vimala College, Thrissur. She achieved many prizes in various collegiate and inter- collegiate level competitions.
                                Puja Unni performed in many dance festival which includes Puthur Music and Dance Festival, Bharat Nrityotsav, Swaralaya dance festival and world dance day celebrations at Dubai. She Worked as Assistant Choreographer in the Malayalam movie "KARMAYOGI"(Starring: Indrajith, Nithya Menon, Padmini Kohlapure). She also Choreographed for "POORAM FESTIVAL", Dubai.
                                  Contact Details and Biodata
                                  Puja Unni
                                  Bahwan Towers
                                  Al Nahda

                                  Bombay Jayashri Carnatic music vocalist Profile

                                  Bombay Jayashri
                                  Carnatic music, Classical Music, Music
                                  Bombay Jayashri  Carnatic music vocalist Profile
                                  The contemplative quality, her expository technique giving space for creativity, her intuitive and melodic approach; all these lend a spiritual tone to Bombay Jayashri's music- states a renowned critic in The Hindu.
                                  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 legend Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman and Smt T R Balamani. Jayashri, today not only bears the torch of the Lalgudi tradition, but has also evolved a distinct style of her own.
                                  With a career extending over two decades, Jayashri is today among the most sought after Carnatic musicians. The myriad aficionados, spanning generations, that throng her concerts would bear ample testimony to this. Her work has won her the acclaim of prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
                                  Jayashri has deployed the essence of the classical idiom most effectively in her search for avenues beyond the concert format. More recently she has harnessed her skills towards composing music as a powerful catalyst in promoting our rich legacy in literature and other art forms which have opened up new vistas for exploring her creative instincts. Her composition for the operatic ballet based on the Tamil Epic – 'Silapadhikaaram' is an example of this.
                                  In her voyage as a cultural ambassador of India's rich heritage, Jayashri has performed extensively in India and abroad in the most prestigious fora, drawing critical acclaim wherever she performed. Jayashri has the rare privilege of being the first Carnatic classical performer in the Opera House in Durban and the Russian Opera House in Helsinki, Finland. Drawing from this exposure Jayashri has been collaborating extensively with Western classical music groups in creating what could truly be described as world music which opens up new vistas of music appreciation.
                                  Another dimension to music which Jayash
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