Anantaraman is a disciple of Sangeetha
Kalanidhi Smt.D.K.Pattammal for more than 25 years from 1986.
When Bhavadhaarini was only 5 years old, she happenned to visit the
Music class with her mother Mrs. Nalini to meet Smt. D.K.Pattammal.
Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt.D.K.Pattammal heard her sing and spotted the
talent in Bhavadhaarini and immediately took her up in her musical
tutelage saying "Indha kuzhandhaikku naan daan guru" and
those words began Music for Bhavadhaarini's life.
Bhavadhaarini hails from the family of veteran composer Mayuram
Vishwanatha Shastry in her father‚€™s side and on the maternal side all
were vainika‚€™s. Born and brought up in a music environ there was a
natural environment to learn carnatic music, but Bhavadhaarini was more
self taught and her foundations were not structured by a formal music
tution learning, Sarali Geetham or Varnam.
She has won numerous prizes and awards from several prestigious
institutions from her school days. Her first concert was under the
banner of ‚€˜Mookambika Fine Arts‚€™ at Chennai in 1987. Since then she
has been performing at all important sabhas in Chennai during Music
She has also toured all over India to give performances in New Delhi,
Mumbai, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka etc. She became a graded artist of All India Radio‚€™ Chennai in
2002 by winning their All India Competition. She
is a recipient of the CCRT fellowship (Center for Cultural Resource and
Talent) from the Ministry of Culture, Government of
India, for a period of 9 years from 1990 and Sterling
Holidays Scholarship for Vocal Music for a period of 3 years
She was awarded the title ‚€˜SAI BAJAN RATHNA‚€™
by SAI SEVA CHAKRA, 2001. She conducts lecture Demonstrations and
Workshops in Music, Musicology and other subjects in schools and
She has been given titles like ‘Gaana
at various regional Sabhas.
She began the recording career
with Solo albums for Kalavardhani cassettes in
1997, followed by albums for ECHO (Bharath Records) and now she is now
‘the most wanted voice’ and the choice of many music
directors and stalwarts like Guru Kaaraikkudi R Mani, B.V.BalaSai, B.
Raghavendra Rao, Sivaramakrishna, RajkumarBharathy L.Krishnan,
Umashankar, Selvaganesh, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Prapancham Ravindran,
Lawrence, Shriram, Sharreth among others for many Carnatic and
Light Classical Bhajan Fusion and Devotional albums. Her long
associations with many music directors and artists have brought out a
sensitive musician in her and her compositions are much applauded by
the musical fraternity.
She has Directed music and sung
many albums for fund raising for temples maintenance and consecration
ceremonies. With her 30 Solo albums selling well, her
recent albums were Pearls of Purandara dasa and Pearls of Mutthuswami
Dikshithar for Samarpana Audio Company, Madhura
geetham for Guruji Muralidhara
Mahaprabhu Nama Bhiksha Kendra Trust. Her sonorous voice and a
style that does not assault tradition add glamour to the
concert and have been applauded by all.
Bhavadhaarini has also lent
her voice for more than 500 albums till date
for various genres and is one of most sought after
voice for recordings in Chennai. She has also been singing regularly
for Dance production Recordings for many dancers as well.
She broadcasts regularly over the All India Radio Chennai for
Devotional, Carnatic and Light Categories. Also she has been lending
her voice and plays Keyboard and Veena for many Tele-serial
backgrounds, jingles and voice-overs for Major Television Channels like
Sun. Jaya and Vijay.
She combines in herself the rare
talent and training of rendering classical music maintaining the
traditional authenticity and conducts her Music school branch at Anna
Nagar called Karpagam sangeetha Vidyalayam. She also heads Karpagam
Bhajana Mandali and conducts Thiruppugazh, Pambhan Swamihal,
Thiruarutpa, Thevaram and Namasankeerthanam and Abhangs Concerts with
her team of such trained students.
THE LEGACY CONTINUES...
Bhavadhaarini is the proud GURU of a large number of students spread
all over the world. She devotes lots of time in developing new ideas
and imparting them to her disciples.She now heads her School Karpagam
Sangeetha Vidyalaya where students from 5 years to 40 years of age come
to Vocal, Veena and Keyboard.
Residential training is given to students from other parts of India and
abroad for short duration. Online classes are offered regularly through
internet (vi-op, phone & Skype classes) to gain fundamental,
advanced knowledge and professionalism in Vocal for a reasonable fee.
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She conducts concerts, lecture demonstrations and seminars to cultivate
intricate knowledge in the audience on musical aspects. Leading
musicians of Carnatic music have shown great interest in associating
with her noble endeavors.