Swarna Rethas is software tester. Both music and IT make demands on the intellect. “But you must practise varnam also.” Swarna Rethas has an answer to that one, “Okay, so do just varnam one day, take up raga on another day.”
Charulatha Mani is a leading Carnatic music vocalist and has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, and amazing creativity she has a vast repertoire of compositions of various genres, and this has made her one of the most popular and renowned artistes of today.
Saindavi is one of the upcoming artists in the field of Carnatic Music (Indian classical music-south Indian style) as well as FILM MUSIC today. As a playback singer has sung songs in Tamil films, serials and albums.
It all started as early as when Ragini Sri was five years old. Music ultimately became her second nature. Back then in the early days, although music was enjoyable, not to mention those encouraging pats from family and friends for the informal concerts at every get together, she never imagined that she would pursue it as a career.
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.
She hails from the very famous Lalgudi family. She is the daughter and disciple of Lalgudi Brahmanandam and niece of Lalgudi Shri. G. Jayaraman. She began her training at age five and had her maiden performance at the age of ten.
Revathy Krishna is the great granddaughter of Shri Thillaisthanam Rama Iyengar, the devoted sishya of the great saint Thyagaraja. “Dr. T. Srinivasa Ragavan a noted musician and music critic of yesteryears is my grandfather” she proudly says.
Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam is an eminent Carnatic music vocalist. Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam started her training in Carnatic Music at the age of five under K. Padmanabhan, a disciple of Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar from the Swati Tirunal Academy, Trivandrum.
Prema Rangarajan has just completed recording Adi Sankara’s ‘Chatussashti Upachara Puja’ for the Narayani (golden) temple at Sripuram. The opportunity had come to Carnatic musician Prema Rangarajan because of her skill in singing Sanskrit devotional verses, of which she had already done 14 recordings
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi is the daughter and disciple of the great maestro Padma Bhushan Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman. The fifth generation in the Lalgudi dynasty, Vijayalakshmi grew up in an atmosphere of reverberating rich music early signs of her musical inclination was apparent.