Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the legendary Bharatnatyam dancer is a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, choreographer, music composer & musician, teacher, author and indologist. She is now the director of ‘Nrithyodaya’- the dance school founded in 1942 by her father, in Chennai.
Smt Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer for 3 decades, choreographer, teacher, and organizer, hails from a family of conniesseurs of fine arts. Parvathi is one of the senior most disciples of eminent guru Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnakumari Narendran and veteran Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.
Alathur Brothers Srinivasa Iyer (1911-1980) & Sivasubramania Iyer (1916-1965) were Carnatic vocalists. The world of Carnatic music knows them as the star duo of the twentieth century. They learnt under Alathur Venkatesa Iyer, the father of Sivasubramania Iyer. They were not brothers by birth.
Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born on 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.
Chhannulal Mishra is an Indian classical singer who excels in Hindustani classical music especially Khayal and Purab Ang Thumri. He was born on 3rd August 1936 in Hariharpur at Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather Gudai Maharaj was a tabla player. He has two brothers, Viswanath Mishra, the tabla player and Shivji Mishra, Kathak dancer.
Vinaya having been gifted with a divine voice and the art of singing. She excels in Carnatic classical as well as Film Music. Performed bharatanatyam at SAF-games. Her very first program on stage was with Shri Haridasgiri Swamigal (at the age of 13) after which she performed in various temples and sabhas.
K. Sathyanarayanan is a musician who performs Carnatic music concerts on the keyboard. Sathyanarayanan, at the age of 10, was among the youngest to have passed the Grade 8 keyboard examinations conducted by Trinity College, London.
Brijmohan Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj is currently the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj.
Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman is a popular Indian violinist, who is known throughout the world for his heartrending performances in Carnatic music. His mesmerizing techniques and complete control over the instrument has made him one of the maestros in his chosen field.