It all started as early as when Ragini Sri was five years old. Music ultimately became her second nature. Back then in the early days, although music was enjoyable, not to mention those encouraging pats from family and friends for the informal concerts at every get together, she never imagined that she would pursue it as a career. Things took a sharp turn. That was when the idea of a career in the music was strongly entrenched in her mind. From then on for her, it was not an easy path. But nonetheless, the musical journey so far has been very much enjoyable and extremely satisfying which makes up many more times for all those lost rewards.
The proudest moments in her life she says was singing with Padmashree Dr. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. In his very own show titled “Ennodu Paatu Padungal” (translates to ‘Sing with me’), which was aired on Jaya TV, she indeed chanced upon to sing with him. Going on to win the show was like icing on the cake.
With over 12 years of experience in carnatic music, she sing regularly during the very well known Margazhi Urchavam (December fest) at Chennai. Apart from music, she also enthusiastic about dance especially Bharatanatyam, the classical dance style of Tamil Nadu. Though she learned Bharatanatyam for about 5 years, her real interest lies in music. Besides carnatic music, she loves western classical music. With a few grades on her sleeves in western singing, she currently pursue lessons in western classical style of piano.
For all those accolades and awards, so much of support has been extended by her friends and family. She take this opportunity to express her sincere gratitude to all those who have been extremely supportive for her.
Adding her repertoire (learning Hindustani Music from Lakshmi Sriram), Ragini’s efforts got rewarded in the inter-state music and All India Talent Hunt competitions in New Delhi. A sought-after talent in various channels, Ragini made the most of her opportunities in Sapthaswarangal, Ragam Sangeetham, Raja Geetham, Ragamaliga Bala Brahmam and Apoorva Ragangal. One of her proud moments was in being selected by Tamil Nadu Iayal Issai Nataga Mandram to render concerts in different sabhas and Tamil Sanghams all over the State.
Karur Krishnamoorthy, who was her first Carnatic music teacher. She started learning from Late Mrs. Sulochana Pattabhiraman fondly known as “Maami”.
Awards & Titles
She won the title in Airtel Super Singer.