Anuradha Suresh Krishnamurthy
Anuradha Suresh Krishnamurthy - Profiles of Classical Singers

Anuradha Suresh Krishnamurthy, the burning star of the Indian Carnatic Music horizon, is blessed with the correct concoction of the two. She is the daughter of Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Professor K.V.Narayanswamy whose music is a mirror image of his great Guru, Ariakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, the undisputed leader of the modern age of music. She is inspired by the old masters, but she reshapes her nostalgia into fresh sounds, reinventing and personalising every raaga while adapting the earlier melodic styles.

She began singing at the age of 3, and was initiated into the grammar of Music by the time she was 10. Her first guru was her mother, Smt.Padma Narayanaswamy. In 1991, she was awarded a scholarship by the Ford Foundation and underwent training for six months under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr.T.Vishwanathan and Padmabushan Smt.T.Brinda. Subsequently, she learned from Dr.Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.

Anuradha frequently warms the foyers of Padmabushan Smt.M.S.Subbalakshmi to seek her advice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Madras. She performed in New Delhi in the 'Horizon' series organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

She has participated at the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival and at the Carnatic music concert organised at Muscat's Al Bustan Palace Hotel by Indian Airlines and National Travel and Tourism. She has performed in the Middle East, the United States, Canada, Singapore and Malayasia. She on a regular basis has executed in various music programmes aired by all India radio.

Awards & Titles

The best Junior Vocalist at the December Music Festival organised by Naradha Gana Sabha in the year 1991
D.K.Pattamal Award for music in the year 1997, awarded by the Music Academy, Chennai
The best Raga Alapana Award by Indian Fine Arts Society in the year 1997
The Valarum Kalaignar Award by Tamil Isai Sangam, Madurai, in the year 1998
The Best Neraval Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in the year 1997
Acknowledging her talent she has been given the honour of being `A` Grade artiste with AIR, Chennai.