September 6, 2005
|Years active||2007 -|
|Known for||Winning the 2019 CBS talent show, The World's Best|
Lydian Nadhaswaram is a young Indian multi-instrumentalist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. In 2019, Lydian won the CBS talent show The World's Best and the associated $1 million prize money.
Lydian is born to Varshan Satish, a Tamil music director, and Jhansi as their second child. At the age of two, he started performing on the drums and at eight he taught himself to play the piano. He is a student of Augustine Paul, the Music Director of the 111-year-old Madras Musical Association Choir.
In September 2019, it was announced that Lydian would make his debut as a film composer with the Indian Malayalam language fantasy film Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure, directed by Mohanlal, starring himself in the lead. He played the role of Guddu in the film Atkan Chatkan.
- Atkan Chatkan as Guddu
- Viegas, Vanessa (29 September 2018). "Striking the right note". The Asian Age.
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- "The World's Best and the Winner is ..." Mercury News. 19 March 2019.
- "13YO Chennai's prodigy Lydian wins 'World's best' show!". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- "Grand strokes from a li'l Mozart of Madras". Vishwas R Gaitonde. The Hindu. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
- "13-year-old Lydian Nadhaswaram, Chennai's Musical Prodigy Plays Piano Blindfolded On The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Chetna Kapoor. Republic World. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "Chennai boy Lydian crowned 'The World's Best'; bags USD 1 million." Manorama. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "Mohanlal announces 13-year-old child prodigy Lydian as the music director for 'Barroz'". The Times of India. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
- "Lydian Nadhaswaram on his film debut and musical journey". Urvashi Bhattacharya. The Telegraph. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.