Aruna Sairam

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Aruna Sairam
Born (1960-05-12) May 12, 1960 (age 54)
Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu
Genres Carnatic music
Occupations Classical Vocalist

Aruna Sairam (also spelt Sayeeram, Tamil: அருணா சாய்ராம்) is an eminent Carnatic music vocalist. She is a recipient of the Padma Shri award from the Government of India.

Early life[edit]

Aruna Sairam received vocal training from her mother Rajalakshmi Sethuraman, who was a disciple of the Alathur Brothers and Thanjavoor Sankara Iyer.[1] She later received training from prominent vocalists, Madurai Somasundaram and T. Brinda.[2] She also learnt the art of pallavi singing from T. R. Subramaniam,[3]


Aruna Sairam collaborated with many Indian artists[4] apart from internationally acclaimed artistes, like Dominique Vellard, the French Gregorian singer.[3][5]

Aruna Sairam has presented her concerts in all major sabhas in India, as well as many destinations across the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Le Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco.[6]



  1. ^ "''The Hindu'': Entertainment Delhi / Music : Song of the soul". Chennai, India: 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  2. ^ "''The Hindu'': Friday Review Delhi / Music : Devotion and dexterity". Chennai, India: 2006-02-24. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "''The Hindu'': Friday Review Chennai / Events : Odyssey of a musician". Chennai, India: 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Maestros at work". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2010-09-01. 
  5. ^ "''The Hindu'': Sci Tech : The biology of music and the music of biology". Chennai, India: 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  6. ^ "''The Hindu'': Friday Review Chennai / Events : Top U.S. Honors for Aruna Sairam". Chennai, India: 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  7. ^ "The Times of India". The Times Of India. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sangeetha Kalasarathy title for Aruna Sayeeram". Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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