|Born||21 January 1968|
|Origin||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Genres||Carnatic music – Indian Classical Music|
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. 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.
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
- He received the title of "Gaana Padhmam" from the Brahma Gana Sabha in December 2013
- 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.
|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|
- Interview: Sanjay Subrahmanyan speaks to The Times of India
- Sanjay Subrahmanyan's Blog
- Sanjay Subrahmanyan's website
- Sanjay Subrahmanyan's Youtube channel
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