Mambalam sisters from Chennai were the desciples of B.V. aman and Lakshmanan before being trained by Suguna Varadachari. R. Vijayalakshmi and R. Chithra the daughters of the popular Ghanjira player K.S. Rangachari have thus acquired a firm musical conviction to make a Carnatic music programme a creative art than a mere act of self indulgence.
Both of them possess an attractive voice and their tenacity in upholding the elementary virtues of sruthi and laya in perfect balance. They are A grade artistes of AIR in both devotional and classical music categories. They are known for their presentation of thematic concerts. They were also awarded the title of Naada bhushanam by Shanmukhananda Sangeeths Sabha,New Delhi.