Shruthi S Bhat has won ‘Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi National Award’ for outstanding young vocalist in carnatic music in 2015 awarded by ‘Bhramara Trust’ Mysore in association with Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.
Sankari Krishnan M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras was initiated into music at a very tender age by Shri K.S.Subramanian of Trichy. His encouragement had fired a passion in Sankari to pursue music as a career.
M S Sheela is a leading Carnatic classical vocalist who has made her mark in classical, light as well as devotional genres of music. She has the rare distinction of being a top rank artist of AIR and Doordarshan in both classical and light music.
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.
Born at Trisoor, Kerala to Smt. Mukthambal and Sri. N. Chidambaram Iyer, the sisters were brought up in Bombay, where their father was working as Electrical Engineer in the Western Railway. Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalitha had their education in the S.I.E.S. Matunga, passed their intermediate privately from Bhopal, M.P. and completed their graduation from the Delhi University by correspondence.
Karukurichi N. Shashikiran’s talents were discovered when he was a toddler. At two, he stormed the music world as a child prodigy who could identify Ragas, demonstrate complicated Talas and answer other technical questions pertaining to Carnatic music. Having made his mark as a vocalist and scholar, Shashikiran currently performs Vocal Duet concerts along with his cousin ‘Chitravina’ P. Ganesh. They are popularly known as the CARNATICA BROTHERS.
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
Krithika is very young and she has won many awards so far. A disciple of Lalgudi G Jayaraman and Dr Manjula Sriram, Krithika is ably backed by her father T V Natarajan.
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.
Sirkazhi Govindarajan was a leading vocalist in Carnatic Music. ‘Isai Arasu’s’ accomplishment at that young age, and the knowledge of music which he judiciously used, helped him carve a comfortable niche for himself in the hearts of both the Elite and the masses.