Aruna Sairam has been called the heiress if the MS Subbalakshmi legacy and truly she has always sung like the crown princess of Carnatic Music. Her unusual timbre, clarity of expression and Nadopasana makes her a unique singer who leaves a deep impact on her audiences everytime she performs.
Born in Mumbai into a musical family that played hosts to Ustad Amir Khan. T R Mahalingam and M S Subbalakshmi whenever they came visiting, Aruna was surrounded by music. Her mother Rajlakshmi Sethuraman was her first teached and she was subsequently taught by T Brinda, who was a student of Dhanamaal, K S Narayanaswamy, A S Mani, who was a disciple of Tiger Varadachari, T R Subbramaniam and Balamuralikrishna.
With so many stalwarts' styles imprinted onto her own, she started innovating and introduced Uthukadu Venkata Subbier's Kalinga Nardana Thillana in Carnatic Music concerts. Her authentic style of rendering Abhangs, the Tanjore style, and 1000 names of the Divine Mother are some of the various things she is popular for.
She has won the title of Sur Mani, Best Musician Award by T N, Sangita Nataka Academy, Best Musician award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Bombay Fellowship by Dept Of Culture, Govt. Of India to outstanding artists in the field of performing arts, and many more awards.
Aruna Sairam will be performing on the 2nd April at Keyes Hight School for girls. Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.