Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi, a child prodigy started giving violin solo and vocal programmes at the tender age of eight. She had her initial two years training at Nadha Brahma Vidyalaya of the late guru V. Janakiraman, New Delhi.
She is now under the guidance of Swara Raga Sudha Violin School run by her father Akkarai S. Swamynathan. She is not only an expert violinist but also a well recognized vocalist. She is learning vocal music from Padma Bhushan P.S. Narayanaswamy and Chithra Veena N. Ravikiran.
She is a direct B-High grade artist of All India Radio, Chennai. She gives violin accompaniment to eminent artists like Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Dr. N. Ramani, Chitra Veena N. Ravikiran, Sriram Gangadharan, N. VijaySiva, Shashank, Bombay Sisters, Nithya Shree Mahadevan,Bombay Jayashree, Priya Sisters, Ranjani and Gayatri and others.
She also gives classical violin programmes all over the country and also in abroad. She has participated in Indo-Russian Cultural exchange programme and excelled in violin recital during her visit to Russia in the year 1996. She has also gone to Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Beharin, United Kingdom and USA for giving violin solo and accompaniment to various Artists.
She has accompanied, Flute mastereo Shashank, for Switzerland concert and has travelled USA along with Ms.Kirnavali and Chitraveena Ravikiran for a concert there. She is also giving Violine duet as well as Vocal duets along with her younger sister Kum. Akkarai S. Swarnalatha as Akkarai Sisters.
Awards & Titles
• Kala Bhushan
• Kala Shree
• Rajiv-Gandhi Puraskar
• Rajiv Gandhi Youth Award
• Delhi State First Award
• Outstanding young violinist award from The Music Academy (1999 and 2001)
• Inspiring Child Artist Award from Valayapatti Nadaayala (1999)
• Critic K.S. Mahadevan Award from Narada Gana Sabha (2000)
• The Best Performance Award from The Music Academy (2000)
• The Best Violinist Award from The Indian Fine Arts Society (2001)
• The Best Violinist of the year 2001 has been awarded by the writer Sujatha in Anandha Vikatan
• The Youth Merit Award 2002 has been awarded by The Rotary Club of Madras Industrial City
• The Yuva Kala Bharathi Award has been awarded by Bharat Kalachar (2002).