S.P. Ramh hails from a family of musicians. His maternal grandfather, Kalaimamani and Sangeetha Bhushanam Shri G.N. DHANDAPANI was a Veena artist and teacher who was serving All India Radio as a staff artist for well over three decades. His father Shri R. SHANKARAN and mother Shrimathi S. KALYANI are also a Veena artists.
Ramh is a regular performer in musical avenues throughout India. His concerts have won the hearts of music lovers and connoisseurs alike. He is an “A” grade artist in All India Radio for Vocal and Veena music.
Besides Vocal music, Ramh has been receiving training in Veena from his Guru, Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman. He has been giving Veena duet concerts along with his younger sister, Shrimathi Pavithra Mahesh who also had the privilege of learning under Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.
Ramh had an extensive tour of United States Of America and Canada in the year 1994. He gave recitals in various cities of North America. He was the lead singer in the Operatic Ballet “Jaya Jaya Devi” composed by Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.
Ramh was invited again to the United States and Canada for Vocal concerts in the year 1998. Concerts that he delivered at London in the years 1998 ,1999 and 2003 were well received !
A special ballet titled “Pancha Lingeswaram”, narrative of Siva Temples of Sri Lanka, was enacted in London in which Ramh was the lead-singer. The musical scores were composed by Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. Ramh has also performed in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany and Singapore.
- Ramh got inspired into playing the Veena at a very young age by his father and got his early lessons in Veena from his grandfather. Later, at the age of 12 Ramh took to vocal music at the suggestion of his father.
- Initially he learnt singing under Shri NARAYANAN and Shri SETHALAPATHY BALASUBRAMANIAM. Later he trained under Shri S. RAJAM and Dr. S. RAMANATHAN. Year 1988 was special for Ramh, when he came under the care and guidance of PADMA BHUSHAN LALGUDI SHRI G. JAYARAMAN.
Awards & Titles
“YUVA KALA BHARATHI”, a prestigious title was awarded to Ramh in 1996 by Bharat Kalachar of Chennai. The Music Academy of Chennai awarded certificates of merit for RAAGA ELABORATION in the first year, then, for KALPANA SWARAS the next year and in the third year honoured him as the BEST CONCERT SINGER for the chosen category.