Transcript of chat with Nithyasree Mahadevan

N ITHYASREE MAHADEVAN, born to Smt. Lalitha Sivakumar (vocalist) and Sri I Sivakumar (Mridangist), is the grand daughter of Gana Saraswathi Smt. D.K. Pattammal (Paternal) and Mirudangam Maestro.Palghat Shri Mani Iyer(Maternal). She is a graduate in Commerce from S.I.E.T. College, Madras University. Also the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship from 1988 for outstanding performance in academics.

Has been performing from 1987 onwards. Her maiden performance being for YACM (Youth Association for Classical Music) during their Second anniversary celebrations which won her the best main artiste award. She has performed in almost all-major sabhas in India. Presently an "A" graded artiste form the Madras A.I.R

Special concerts rendered :

Has released more than 20 cassettes and 10 discs to her credit on various themes.

Has been to United States of America and Canada for 32 concerts from March '96 to June '96 through Indo American Cultural - Religion Foundation. Has been to UK for a few concerts in aid of "Tamil Orphans Trust"

"YUVA KALA BHARATHI" from Bharat Kalachar in 1994 and "INNISAI MAAMANI" from Tamil Nadu Goodwill and Welfare Association in 1994 are titles conferred on Nithyasree.