SUDARSHANA ARUNKUMAR - IYENGAR

   Sudharshana ArunKumar started her intial training under her grand aunt guru Smt Sakuntala Seshadri. She has had the honour and privilege of having been groomed in carnatic music by the eminent guru Sri.Calcutta K.S.Krishnamoorthy. She has also had the training and guidance ofSri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan.

A graded ariste with the All India Radio, Chennai, Sudharshana has given vocal concerts in most of the leading sabhas in Chennai. She takes pride in having performed in the following organisations regularly during their music festivals:

  • Kartik Fine Arts
  • Nada Inbam
  • Nungambakkam Cultural Academy
  • Perambur Sangeetha Sabha
  • Sri Kapali Fine Arts
  • Sriragam Fine Arts
  • Sri Thyaga Brhama Gana Sabha
  • STB Music Circle
  • The Indian Fine Arts Society
  • The Mylapore Fine Arts Club
  • Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha
  • Spirit Of Youth - The Music Academy
  • Narayana Theerthar Festival - Thirupoonthurthi
  • Navarathri Festival - Sri Hayagreevar Temple
  • Sri Muthuswamy Dikshidar Festival - Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust and Narada Gana Sabha
  • Ksheerasagaram Valasaravakkam Cultural Academy

Her concerts have been widely appreciated for the classical weight and delectable presentation.

Titles and Awards

  • VDS Arts Academy (Won Muthukrishnan Memorial Award & Devakottai Narayanaswamy Iyer Medal for Best Performance)
  • Recipient of 'Padma Bharathi' award from Padma Sarangapani Cultural Trust in 2004.

Bharatanatyam Dancer 

She trained in Bharatanatyam under her mother and Guru Smt Malathy Thothadri & Guru Smt Usha Raghavan.She has performed in 
 

  • Kartik Fine Arts
  • Nungambakkam Cultural Academy
  • Sri Kapali Fine Arts
  • The Indian Fine Arts Society
  • The Mylapore Fine Arts Club
  • Rasika Ranjani Sabha
  • Nritayanjali Trust
  • Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha
  • Spirit Of Youth - The Music Academy
  • Pollachi tamizh Isai Sangam
  • Natyanjali Trust
  • Diamond Cultural Academy
  • STB Music Circle

A singer for dance

Sudharshana has accompanied many artists for their dance performances. A gifted artiste who has a fine understanding of the nuances of singing for dance as well as solo concerts, even as a teenager, she was specially invited to Switzerland and UK for concert tours. 

A firm grounding in traditional rendering as also her love for all forms of music have made Sudharshana an artist of a fine blend of tradition and innovation. Sudharshana strives for excellence in every concert and aims at establishing her name firmly in the field of carnatic music.

Main Category: 
CARNATIC MUSIC SECTOR