Shrinivas was born in Palakol in West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh on February 28, 1969. As a very young boy Shrinivas was a normal child in school except that he seemed to have an ear for music.
Puttaraj Gawai was an Indian musician excelling in Hindustani Classical tradition. He has written more than 80 books in Kannada, Sanskrit and Hindi languages. He has learned to play many instruments such as Veena, Tabla, Mridangam, Violin, etc. He is popular for his devotional music.
Dr. Tmt. Ezhilarasi Jothimani is a Veena artiste. She started her Veena classes again after completing her medicine in Madras Medical College. Under the guidance of Guru Tmt. Vasantha Krishnamoorthy in a very short time she had her Arangetram on April 4th 2010 at Music Academy.
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.
Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938, Jammu, India) is an Indian santoor player. The santoor is a folk instrument from Kashmir and Jammu. Sharma is often referred to by the title Pandit.
An exponent of the Pudukottai style of mridangam, Guruvayur Dorai (his real name being Vaidynathan) was born in Guruvayur, Kerala, to G.S. Krishna Iyer and Meenakshi. His father was a priest and mother, a housewife. He has two brothers and three sisters. His sister Guruvayur Ponnammal was a highly reputed singer at the time. His other sister is a reputed music teacher in Madras, while his brother, G.K.Rajamani is a notable violinist living in Palghat (Kerala).
Shashank Subramanyam is a Carnatic classical flautist of India. Shashank, born on October 14, 1978, was barely nine months old when he was initiated to south Indian classical music, even before he started speaking his mother tongue.
Sundaram Balachander (January 18, 1927 – April 13, 1990), born in Madras was an Indian self-taught veena player.His ancestors were from the Tanjore area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma. His elder brother S. Rajam is a well-known singer and teacher, and a gifted artist as well. His elder sister is Jayalakshmi (who later acted as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s pair in Sivakavi), Saraswathi was his younger sister, followed by the twins Kalpagam and Gopalaswami.
K. S. Gopalakrishnan is one of the most renowned & respected Carnatic flautists from Kerala. His musical talents were noticed right from the age of 9. Nurtured & shaped by his illustrious father Sri. K. Shankaranarayana Iyer & later by Sri K. Raghava Varier of Thiruvanthapuram,
Adambakkam Shankar is a disciple of M. Rajappa Iyer. He is a graded ghatam artist of All India Radio and television.