Nityasree Mahadevan


Full Name Nityasree Mahadevan
Affectionately called Nithya
Profession Carnatic vocalist
Date of birth 25th August  1973
Place of birth Thiruvayyaru, Tamil Nadu
Mother tongue Tamil
  • Mother: Lalitha
  • Father: I.Sivakumar
  • Sister:-Gayatri sunderaraman
  • Maternal Grandfather: Palghat Mani Iyer
  • Paternal Grandfather:Iswaran
  • Paternal Grandmother:‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ DK Pattammal
  • Grand Uncle: D.K.Jayaraman
Gurus Her mother and her grandmother
Education B.Com, SIET college
Started music At a young age of five
 Debut as
  • Carnatic singer: In August 1987, Youth Association For Classical Music
  • playback for films: Jeans
Style of singing Full throated
ragas Kambhoji, Bhairavi , Subha Pantuvarali , Sindhubhairavi, Kapi , Madhuvanthi.
Hobby Reading  books especially on music
Unforgettable moments 
  • First performance in the music academy
  • When representing India in the Asian Music Festival
  • When her husband first attended her concert.
  • Her first performance in USA.
Influential factor  in her life Her family’s strong musical background
  • Her father is her Mirudangam accompaniment.
  • ‘A’ Grade artist with AIR and Doordarshan
  • proud: to be an Indian
  • sad: Never spent any time with her maternal grand father Palghat Mani Iyer (He passed away when she was only six)
Music to her is Capable of taking people to the world of ecstasy and divinity.
Her belief Service to humanity is service to God
Awards and
  • 2001
    Ganamritakalarasana” from the Bharati Ilaignyar             Sangam,
    “Sunadavinodini” from the Omkarananda Mutt,
  • 2000
    “Udavum oli” from Vasantha Memorial Trust for Cancer Care and Cure
    “Isai kalai tharakai” from Australian Tamil Foundation
    -State Govt. Award for the Best play back singer for the film Jeans
    “Nadha kanal”
    “Rajiv award from cultural wing of TMC.
    “Nadha bhooshanam from Sree Shanmukhanda Sangeetha Sabha in New Delhi
    “Bala rathna” from Nemili Bala Peetam
    Sangeetha sikhamani from Andhra Social & Cultural Club, Chennai
  • 1999
    Ugadi Puraskar award from Madras Telugu Academy
    Gaanamrutha vani from All Ceylon Hindu Congress
    Kalai maa mani from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu
  • 1998
    M.L. Vasanthakumari Memorial Award from Sri Ragam Fine Arts.
    “Navarasa gaana nayaki” from Aanmiga Peravai
  • 1997
    “Innisai gnana vaaridi” from Sivakasi Tiruppugazh Manram
  • 1994
    Innisai maamani” from Tamil Nadu Goodwill and Welfare Association
  • 1993
    “Yuva kala bharathi” from Bharat Kalachar
Address Mrs S.Nityasree Mahadevan,
A7,Aashiana,1st Floor
No 9, Venus Colony,
II nd Cross Street
Chennai-600 018.
Quote Music has no language. It is a beautiful expression of your feelings. Caste and creed do not find a place in this. It is a great unifying factor”
Future goals To spread music to everyone

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