He is a graduate of IIM Calcutta, and composes music for South-Indian films. She sings for them. Together, they make a lot of money. And donate it. Like today.
The Lions Club Of Hyderabad MAJESTIC is organising a multi-language classical program by Dr Sriram Parasuram and Kalaimamani Anooradha Sriram, at Ravindra Bharathi, on 16th October. Dr Parasuram and Anooradha Sriram, along with their team of musicians, will present a vocal recital in both Carnatic and Hindustani music, conveying the theme of national integration. The event is a fund-raiser, to propogate noble service activities.
Dr Sriram is trained in the violin in both the Hindustani and the Carnatic styles. He is a mechanical engineer from Bombay University, an MBA from IIM Calcutta, has a Master's Degree in Western Violin from the University of Arkon, Ohio, and is a PhD in World Music from Wesleyan University. He was a child prodigy, and won the 1st prize for Carnatic music and 2nd for Hindustani music in violin in 1981, at the All India Radio.
Anooradha is trained in Hindustani and Carnatic vocal, and is a Master's in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, and is also a playback singer for South-Indian movies.
The duo met through music and got married in 1994, after performing for the first time together for a Natya Sangeeta concert, when Anooradha was still a student in US. Ever since, they have given many concerts together, and have also composed music for South-Indian movies, under the name Parasuram-Radha. Apart from this, the duo have also composed for albums called Three Brothers & A Violin; and Thillanas, Bhajans; and have scored music for Karadi Tales (story books and audio books).
The Lions Club Of Hyderabad MAJESTIC has made an All-India record, by collecting 2,638 corneas, thus giving vision to several cornea-blind people. To promote education, the Club has adopted a school at Devendarnagar village, Shamirpet Mandal, with about 150 children from the nearby slums. They also have a long-term project of creating a Beggar-Free Zone in the twin cities, in collabaration with the Government Of Andhra Pradesh, the Muncipal Corporation of Hyderabad, the Police Department and some well-known NGOs.
The entry to the event is through donor passes of Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 500 per head. You can contact V Hariharan at 6677-8737 or 98850-12339, for the passes and further details.