Chithra Ramakrishnan

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Chithra Ramakrishnan
Birth nameChithra Ramakrishnan
BornTiruchirappalli, India
GenresCarnatic music
Occupation(s)Vocalist, Bharatanatyam dancer, Artistic Director of ShruthiUK and founder-organiser of the annual World Music Conference

Chithra Ramakrishnan is an Indian-born vocalist, Bharatanatyam dancer. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and lives in Birmingham, UK. She is also the founder and artistic Director of ShruthiUK, a Solihull-based non-profit South Asian arts and culture organisation. She pioneered the British Carnatic Choir - the first of its kind in the country.[1][2][3] She also organises the annual World Music Conference event which she founded in November 2017.[4]

As a vocalist, she prominently sings in the Carnatic music genre. She also sings in Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit languages and has released albums in those languages.


Ramakrishnan spent her childhood in Lalgudi. She had to move to Chennai as a 10-year old and then to Iraq two years later with her parents. She finished her graduation and post Graduation from Mangalore University and T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal. Eventually she settled in the UK with her husband.[5]

She has an MBA in Human Resources and a PhD in Management from the US.[6]



List of albums by Ramakrishnan [9]
Release year Album title Label Format No. of tracks Other info
2012 Om Namo Narayana Kosmik CD 11
2011 Aaradhana Kosmik CD 12 Compilation of Hindi bhajans
30 January 2009 Rare Krithis Times Music CD 6 Album by B.R. Vijayalakshmi, Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan, and M.Vijayalakshmi
2008 Sangam Instrumental Kosmik CD 9
9 October 2007 Shabdh - Classical Fusion Geethanjali CD 10 Compilation of fusion songs in Sanskrit and Tamil


  1. ^ "SHRUTHI UK officially launches the British Carnatic Choir". Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ ABPL. "Launch of British Carnatic Choir..." Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Shruthi UK launches the first British Carnatic Choir - New Asian Post". Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ "World Music Conference launched at Midlands University". ITV News. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Tradition Keepers - Indulge". Indulge. 21 October 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Music: Carnatic Vocal Concert- Thematic presentation on Lord Rama-Dr. Chithra Ramakrishnan - Nehru centre". Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  7. ^ Team, BAM News (15 July 2016). "British Indian Awards 2016: The Winners Celebrate". British Asian Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Recognising British Indians Across The Nation - National, News, Top Stories - The Asian Today Online". The Asian Today Online. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Dr. Chithra Ramakrishnan on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 September 2017.

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