S. Aishwarya

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S.Aishwarya & S.Saundarya
Birth nameS.Aishwarya & S.Saundarya
GenresCarnatic music,
Occupation(s)Carnatic Classical Vocalists
Years active2007–present
Website[1] [2]

S.Aishwarya & her sister S.Saundarya are two of the most popular Carnatic musicians from the younger generation. They are the great-granddaughters of Bharat Ratna M. S. Subbulakshmi.[1] and the grand-daughters of Sangeeta Ratnakara Dr.Radha Viswanathan and the torch bearers of the precious MS and Radha Legacy.

Career[edit]

Aishwarya began her first lessons from Smt.M.S Subbulakshmi and Smt.Radha Viswanathan when she was hardly 4 years old. The huge repertoire of songs which was part of the MS Bani, was painstakingly taught to Aishwarya by her Grandmother Dr.Radha for a period of 20 years.

S.Aishwarya is a disciple of Karnataka Kalashree Smt.Jambu Kannan. She currently learns the Veena from Smt. B. Nagalakshmi.

Saundarya is a disciple of Sangeeta Kala Acharya Smt.Neela Ramgopal. She learns the Carnatic Violin from Sri.Vishwajith Mathur. She learns Bharatntayam from Smt. Sumitra Nitin and also plays the western Violin.

Both the sisters learn Hindustani Music from Sri. Omkarnath Havaldar.

In October 2017, Aishwarya & Saundarya were invited by the Honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi to sing at his residence wherein they sang the composition "Maithreem Bhajatha" of the Mahaperiaval of Kanchi which was composed for World Peace and sung at the United Nations in 1966 by Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi and Smt. Radha Viswanathan.

The sisters are a sensation on Social Media with their videos on Facebook and YouTube garnering over 25 Million views.

The sisters have given more than 500 concerts in many prestigious venues across the world.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Honour Honouring bestowed or presented by
2017 Yuva Kala Bharati Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
2017 SVN Rao Award for Youth Excellence Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore
2017 Vocational Excellence Award Rotary Club, Chennai
2017 Young Woman Achiever Award AMN Global Group, Chennai
2016 Ambassador of Classical Arts Connecticut General Assembly, USA
2016 Best Young Carnatic Vocalist and Rising Star of Indian Classical Music AMN Global Group, Chennai
2016 Young Achiever Award A3 Foundation, Chandigarh
2016 M.S.Subbulakshmi Sangeetha Puraskar M.S.Subbulakshmi Foundation, Varkala, Kerala
2016 M.S.Subbulakshmi Centenary Award Trinity Fine Arts, Chennai
2016 Sangeetha Parampara Puraskar Kalalaya, San Jose
2016 Kaveri Kannada Award Kannada Koota, Washington DC
2015 Most Promising Artist of the Year – Dr.Chithra Narayanaswamy Award Brahma Gana Sabha
2015 T.K.Govinda Rao Award Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
2011 Madurai Mani Iyer Award Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Govind, Ranjani (6 September 2015). "M.S. Subbulakshmi birth centenary: Tribute to a legend" – via The Hindu.