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Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Born January 28, 1968 (1968-01-28) (age 41)
Origin Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Carnatic music - Indian Classical Music
Occupations Singer
Years active 1987–

Sanjay Subrahmanyan (born January 21, 1968) is a Carnatic music singer from India. He performed in many concerts in India and overseas and has won many awards for his excellence. He believes that listening takes a musician closer to perfection.[1]

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Early life and background

Sanjay Subrahmanyan was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He began learning music at the age of seven. Initial training was under V. Lakshminarayana on the violin as well as in vocal music. He later switched to vocal music and was trained by Rukmini Rajagopalan for a period of almost eight years. His skills were further sharpened under Calcutta K.S Krishnamurthy and the training under him led to innovations and blending of tradition and modernity. Sanjay continues to learn from Nadaswaram maestro Semponarkoil SRD Vaidyanathan.

Career

Sanjay teaches music as well, and has many successful students such as Prashanth Viswanathan, Swarna Rethas, Sandeep Narayan, and Prasanna Venkatraman in the contemporary music field.

Sanjay Subrahmanyan has been the subject of documentary film Aaraar aasaippadaar by filmmaker Prasanna Ramaswamy. It opened to rave reviews in November 2006 in Chennai.

He has performed with excellence and has enthralled the music loving audiences in Chennai as well as in Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Delhi and other places all over India. He has toured Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Oman.

Awards & titles

  • Sanjay received the prestigious Kalaimamani award from the Tamil Nadu Government for the year 2006.
  • He is an `A' Grade artiste of All India Radio, Madras
  • He is the recipient of the Outstanding Junior Musician award from the Annual Conference of the Madras Music Academy.
  • He received the Spirit of Youth Award for Outstanding Performance from Krishna Gana Sabha under its talent promotion scheme.
  • He won first prize in the AIR competition held in 1985.
  • For the period 1987-1988, Sanjay was the recipient of the Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust Scholarship for advanced musical training.
  • He received the Yuva Kala Bharathi title from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai in 1991.
  • He received the "Isai Peroli" title from Karthik Fine arts, Chennai in December 2000.
  • Sanskriti Award from the Sanskriti Prathishthan for performing art in 1997.
  • Sangeetha Kalasarathy title from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai in December 2006.
  • Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant and a rank-holding Cost Accountant.

Discography

Title Contents Accompaniments
Carnatic vocal Kanada, Jaganmohini, Khamas, Aahiri, Sankarabharanam, Kapi Vittal Ramamurthy, Violin; K Arun Prakash, Mridangam
Live concert in Melbourne, Australia Kalyani, Ramapriya, Sahana ragam, Veera Vasantham, Kuntalavarali, Ragam Thanam Pallavi in Bhairavi. 2 CD set. Sriramkumar, Violin; K Arunprakash, Mridangam
Rasaanubhavam Thulasidhala (Mayamalavagowla), Paramapaavani, Ammaraavamma, Gaanaamudapaanam, Saragunapaalimpa, Thillana, Thiruppugazh, Vidajaaladura, & Thikkutheriyada Sriramkumar, Violin; K Arunprakash, Mridangam
The Magic Of The Trinity (Charsur) Thyagaraja - Manasa Yetulo / Muthuswami Dikshitar - Geeti Chakra / Shyama Shastri - Palintsu Kamakshi (Madhyamavathi) Mridangam: K Arunprakash / Violin: S Varadarajan
Blissful Harmony Upacharamu, Needhaya, Gaana Murthe, Bhajare, Aadiyapaadhathai Mridangam: K Arunprakash / Violin: Sriramkumar R K
Chakravaham Ragam Thanam Pallavi (Charsur) Chakravaham RTP Mridangam: Srimushnam Raja Rao/ Violin: Mysore Manjunath
Sri Nataraja Temple: Ksetra Cidambaram (Charsur) Slokam - Anandanatana Prakasam, Derisittalavil, Govindarahena Raksitoham, Kanavendamo, Enneramum, Viruttam -thilaisthalam Mridangam: K Arunprakash / Violin: Sriramkumar R K
Kalyani (Charsur) karunai kadale, matim dehi, lambodara, paarengum, kanti mati, entati Kuluke Mridangam: B Ganapathyraman/ Violin: Sriramkumar R K
Ksetra-Kanchi (Charsur) Devi Brova, Vinayakuni, Kamakshi, Tiruviruttham, Adutanai, Arivil Appittar, Batti Mudalam Mridangam: K Arunprakash / Violin: Sriramkumar R K
Kutcheri - Live In Concert-Kalakshetra (Charsur) Kalyani Varnam, Anandanatana Prakasham, Eppadimanam, Sri Chamundeswari, Maramanan, Ragamalika Slokam, Govardhana giri, Mangalam Mridangam: Trichy Sankaran / Violin: Nagai Muralidharan / Kanjira: G. Harishankar
DVD - December Season 2004 (Charsur) Todi Varnam, Maakelara, Raamaabhi Raama, Velum Mayilume (Sucharitra), Evari Maata, Ettanai Sonnaalum, Virruttam - Kundram Yendhi, Orutti Maganaai, Karpuram Naarumo, Viruttam - Vizhikkutthunai, NaadiTedi, Mangalam Violin: Nagai Muralidharan / Mridangam: Karaikudi Mani / Ghatam: V. Suresh
tamizh moovar (Charsur) Tillai Cidambarame - Kapi Narayani, Annai Janaki - Saveri, Arumarundoru - Kambhoji, Eppadi Manam - Huseni, Kaalai thookki - Yadukulakamobji, Aaraar aasaippadaar - Nadanamakriya Violin: M.R. Gopinath / Mridangam: Neyveli Venkatesh

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