Sanjay Subrahmanyan

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Sanjay Subrahmanyan
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Background information
Born (1968-01-21) 21 January 1968 (age 47)
Origin Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Carnatic music – Indian Classical Music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1987–

Sanjay Subrahmanyan (born 21 January 1968) is a Carnatic vocalist from India. He has performed widely in India and overseas and has won many awards for his performances.

Early life and background[edit]

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. He learnt from senior Guru Calcutta K.S.Krishnamurthy for 10 years until his demise in 1999. He then continued to study under Nadaswaram maestro Semponarkoil S. R. D. Vaidyanathan until the latter's demise in 2013. Outside of music, Sanjay is an avid cricket fan.[1]

Career[edit]

Sanjay teaches music, 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 in Chennai as well as in Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Delhi and other places in India. He has toured Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, US, Canada, UK, Switzerland and Oman.

Awards & titles[edit]

  • He received the title of "Gaana Padhmam" from the Brahma Gana Sabha in December 2013[2]
  • He received the title "Vani-kala-sudhakara" from Tyaga Brahma Gana Sabha in 2010.
  • Sanjay received the prestigious Kalaimamani award from the Tamil Nadu Government for the year 2006.
  • He is an 'A Top' 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.
  • Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal from the Indira Sivasailam Foundation and Music Academy, Chennai on 6 October 2011.
  • Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant and a rank-holding Cost Accountant.

Discography[edit]

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 Vittal Ramamurthy, 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 Violin:Mysore Manjunath/Mridangam: Srimushnam V. Raja Rao
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 – Yadukulakamboji, Aaraar aasaippadaar – Nadanamakriya Violin: M.R. Gopinath / Mridangam: Neyveli Venkatesh
Dec Season 2013 (Charsur) Limited Edition – Physical CDs only[3]

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