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He is the son of Mridangam Vidwan Ullur Nagendra Udupa, who taught him such instruments as Mridangam, Kanjira, and Ghatam. Later he became a student of Vidhushi Ghatam Sukanya Ramgopal and Vidwan Ghatam V.Suresh. He also performs Konnakol (vocal rendition of percussion syllables). He holds a graduate degree for commerce from Bangalore University.
He has accompanied artists of different syles of music (Carnatic, fusion, jazz, etc.), including Sarvashree Dr. L. Subramaniam, Dr. M.Balamuralikrishna, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, R. K. Srikantan, T. N. Krishnan, T. K. Murthy, Palghat Raghu, Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, A.K.Palanivel, Ganesh and Kumaresh, Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath, Mandolin Srinivas, N.Ramani, K. J. Yesudas, R. K. Padmanabha, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Madhurai T.N. Seshagopalan, Trichur V. Ramachandran, Jayanthi Kumaresh, R.K. Suryanarayana, Sudha Raghunathan and others. He has undertaken several overseas musical tours, since 1998.
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