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.
Smt Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer for 3 decades, choreographer, teacher, and organizer, hails from a family of conniesseurs of fine arts. Parvathi is one of the senior most disciples of eminent guru Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnakumari Narendran and veteran Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.
Saashwathi belongs to a family which has its roots deep in Indian arts. Her grandfather is the renowned personality Late Sri. R. Yagnaraman, who was the legendary Genaral Secretary of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha for over the last 50 years, and is the daughter of Mr. Y. Prabhu, Current General Secretary of Krishna Gana Sabha.
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.
Hailing from a family of musicians, S. MAHATHI is a child prodigy. She began tosing in various Devotional albums and sang for some Malayalam movies. She introduced herself in a Tamil film, music composed by the great Isai Gnani Illayaraja with a solo song “Enna Maranthalum” in the movie “Kaadhal Jaathi”.
Hailing from a legendary family of musicians attached to the Royalty of former Cochin State, G. Ramanathan is the 5th generation musician. Ramanathan had his early training in Vocal, Violin, Mridangam and Ganjira from his father, the living legend of Indian music Prof. T.V.Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as TVG.
Nithyasree Mahadevan, also referred to as S. Nithyashri Mahadevan is an eminent Indian classical musician and playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. Her amazing voice, coupled with her style and vast repertoire, impresses audiences all over the world. Performed for the “Sangeeth Natak Academy” twice in their International Music Festivals in Bombay and Hyderabad.
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.
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.
Swarnamalya is a Tamil actress and TV anchor. She is also a bharathanatyam dancer. She is currently acting in a Kalaignar TV serial called Thekkathi Ponnu which is directed by Bharathiraja. She is a famous classical dancer. Swarnamalya means “A golden garland”.