Chennai Margazhi young artiste of the day: R. Sai Vignesh

Sai Vignesh has won several awards including Best Vocal​ artist from The Music Academy for the Spirit of Youth Festival 2018.

December 14, 2019 06:30 am | Updated 06:30 am IST

Carnatic vocalist R. Sai Vignesh began singing at a very young age, accompanying his grandmother V. Vijayalakshmi to her vocal performances. Seeing his talent, his family enrolled him for music classes when he was just six with guru Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, who taught him till 2011. He is presently learning under the guidance ofCuddalore T.R.Vasudevan (Disciple of Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bhagavathar and Prof. T. R Subramaniam).

A BCom graduate, he is currently pursuing M.A. Music in Madras University. He also plays a bit of harmonium and key board and is a cricket player. Sai Vignesh has a ‘B’ High Grade​ Artist of All India Radio and an Empanelled Artiste ​of Indian Council for Cultural Relations ​(ICCR)​, Govt. of India.

He has won several awards including Best Vocal​ artist from The Music Academy for the Spirit of Youth Festival 2018; Top Voices for the Future 2017​ award from TAG Carnatic Music Forum and Shruti's 3rd Talent Hunt 2017. He is also a recipient of Mumbai Shanmuganandha Sabha’s Bharath Ratna Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi fellowship award in Carnatic music for the year 2019.

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