Nagai Sriram

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Nagai R Sriram
Born (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 38)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresCarnatic music

Nagai Sriram (born 19 June 1980) is an Indian musician and Carnatic violinist.


He was introduced to the Carnatic violin at the age of 10 under his grandmother, R. Komalavalli. He currently receives more advanced training from his uncle Vidwan Kalaimaamani Nagai R. Muralidharan.[1] All India Radio rates him as an A-grade artist, and he is also rated highly by Doordarshan Television.[2]

Nagai Sriram commenced his career as a violinist at the age of 12 when he played for Neyveli Santhanagopalan in New Delhi. Since then, he has accompanied many leading artists including R. K. Srikantan, M. Balamuralikrishna,[1] P. Unnikrishnan, T. N. Seshagopalan,[3] T. V. Sankaranarayanan,[4] O. S. Thyagarajan, K. V. Narayanaswamy, S. Sowmya,[2] Hyderabad Brothers, Dr. N. Ramani, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, T. M. Krishna, Malladi brothers and the Carnatica Brothers.[5]

Sriram was one of the accused in the #MeToo movement[6] and as a result the Madras Music Academy cancelled his concerts during the Annual December 2018 series.


Nagai Sriram has won many awards including:

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi - Yuva Puraskar, 2014
  • Shanmukha Sangeetha Sironmani - Shanmukhanandha Sabha, Mumbai - 2007
  • Best Violinist - Music Academy Chennai - 2001 through 2008 (8 consecutive years)
  • Best Violinist - Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust - 2004
  • Yuvakalabharathi – Bharath Kalachar, Chennai - 2003[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Double header Vocal Concerts on October 23, 2005". The Carnatic Music Association of North America Inc. 2005-10-20. Archived from the original on July 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  2. ^ a b "Pallavi of Capital District presents an evening of Indian Classical Vocal Music". Pallavi. 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  3. ^ M. Balaganessin (2009-02-13). "Friday Review Chennai / Music : Remembering the bard". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  4. ^ V.Subrahmaniam (2007-01-05). "Music Season / Music : Question of planning". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  5. ^ "A musical homage to all time legend duo classical singers – Alathur Brothers" (pdf). The India Music and Dance Society. 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
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