Bhavadhaarini Anantaraman is a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt.D.K.Pattammal for more than 18 years. Bhavadhaarini hails from the family of veteran composer Mayuram Vishwanatha Shastry. Born and brought up in a music environ there was a natural environment to learn carnatic music. But Bhavadhaarini was more self taught and her foundations were not structured by a formal music tution learning, Sarali Geetham or Varnam.
When Bhavadhaarini was only 5 years old, she happenned to visit the Music class with her mother Mrs. Nalini to meet Smt. D.K.Pattammal . Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt.D.K.Pattammal heard her sing and spotted the talent in Bhavadhaarini and immediately took her up in her musical tutelage saying "Indha kuzhandhaikku naan daan guru" and those words began Music for Bhavadhaarini's life.
She has won numerous prizes and awards from several prestigious institutions from her school days. Her first concert was under the banner of ‘Mookambika Fine Arts' at Chennai in 1987. Since then she has been performing at all important sabhas in Chennai during Music Season.
She has also toured all over India to give performances in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka etc. She became a graded artist of All India Radio' Chennai in 2002 by winning their All India Competition. She is a recipient of the CCRT fellowship (Center for Cultural Resource and Talent) from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for a period of 9 years from 1990 and Sterling Holidays Scholarship for Vocal Music for a period of 3 years from 1997.
She was awarded the title ‘SAI BAJAN RATHNA' by SAI SEVA CHAKRA, 2001. She conducts lecture Demonstrations and Workshops in Music, Musicology and other subjects in schools and colleges.
She began her recording career with 4 albums for Kalavardhani cassettes in 1997, followed by 2 albums for ECHO (Bharath Records). Bhavadhaarini is now the choice of many music directors including BalaSai, Raghavendra, Rajkumar Bharathy L.Krishnan, Umashankar, Selvaganesh, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Prapancham Ravindran, Lawrence and others for many Carnatic, Hindusthani and Light Classical, Dance Albums, Bhajan Fusion and Devotional albums. Her ability to transcend and sing in many octaves keeps her on a busier recording schedule.
Bhavadhaarini is the proud GURU of a large number of students spread all over the world. She devotes lots of time in developing new ideas and imparting them to her disciples.
She now heads her School Karpagam Sangeetha Vidyalaya where students from 5 years to 40 years of age come to Vocal, Veena and Keyboard.
Residential training is given to students from other parts of India and abroad for short duration.
Online classes are offered regularly through internet to gain fundamental, advanced knowledge and professionalism in Vocal for a reasonable fee.
she conducts concerts, lecture demonstrations and seminars to cultivate intricate knowledge in the audience on musical aspects. Leading musicians of Carnatic music have shown great interest in associating with her noble endeavors.
PathirikaOnline.com special news bureau visited the great musician on 60th Independence Day. The team had a warm welcome in her house with snacks and she happened to meet us in her busy schedule of classes and students surrounded by her.
The team felt the vibration of music right from the foot steps of her house where the great musician mother was teaching classes even when we are discussing with the musician. Hope by next decade every tile in her house will start humming ragas.
The vocalist is also known as Micro Biologist in Sundaram Medical Foundation which was one of the well known hospitals in Chennai and she is also involved in the musical healing for cancer patients.
What you think about present music?
Now a day's music is getting good popularity and especially Thirupuzhal and Devaram was liked by all.
Whether you will enter Cinema music?
I am willing to sing in cinema but it should be on bhakthi and also advising her students not to involve in much cine music.
Guru Bhakthi was found in each and every word she spells out for answers.
She is also a good painter as well and her family members very proudly told us about her paintings.