Musicians Profiles

Shashank Subramanyam

Shashank Subramanyam

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.

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is one of the leading exponent of Odissi, an ancient classical dance form of Orissa. She has been called a philosopher among dancers for her opinions and interpretations.

Anita Rathnam

Anita Rathnam

Anita Ratnam, one of the India’s most gifted artists is an accomplished classical dancer and choreographer. With a career spanning three decades and over 1000 performances in 15 countries, this multifaceted personality has made significant contributions in other fields as Choreographer, Scholar, Television Personality and Cultural Activist.

Lalgudi Jayaraman

Lalgudi Jayaraman

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.

Urmila Sathyanarayanan

Urmila Sathyanarayanan

Urmila Sathyanarayanan is one of India’s finest dancers of Barata Natyam, the classical dance from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Urmila has received rave reviews and international acclaim for the perfection and joy of her dance and her captivating stage presence. She is praised for her crisp and precise footwork, the spontaneity and vivaciousness of her facial expressions, her graceful poses, and her deep aramandi (plié position) which is one of the hallmarks of this dance style.

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Vishweswaran is famed as one of the leading Bharatnatyam dancers of India. A competent performer, teacher and choreographer, she heads her own dance institution, ‘Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)’, at Chennai.

P.H.Ramani

P.H.Ramani

Soaring creativity , a robust style and an intensely potent voice are among the characteristics that make Ramani one of the most established performing vocalists of our times .Steeped in the best of the classical , semi classical and devotional music rendition , he has held his own place in the field of music for well over three decades .He is a musician who has achieved an envious balance between two seemingly paradoxical elements – a musical style that is classical in content and an unconventional mode of execution.

Parveen Sultana

Parveen Sultana

Begum Parveen Sultana (born 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. She is among the foremost classical vocalists in India and is known as Queen of Classical Vocal.

Chhannulal Mishra

Chhannulal Mishra

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.

Guitarist Prasanna

Guitarist Prasanna

‘How can you play Carnatic music on a guitar’? is a question that was on everyone’s mind when Prasanna daringly took to one of the world’s most ancient musical forms on one of the world’s most modern instruments – the electric guitar! 20 years on, the question is still asked by everyone but now in disbelief at how Prasanna brings out the subtlest of microtones on a standard electric guitar and goes even further by extending his signature style to Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical music and everything that he feeds in as a contemporary musician of today.