Sanjay Subramaniam

Sanjay Subramaniam is a renowned Indian musician specializing in the field of Carnatic Music. An award-winning musician, Sanjay has performed at innumerable concerts across India and overseas, enthralling his audiences with his powerful and energetic voice. Sanjay was born on January 21, 1968 at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. Besides being an outstanding singer and violinist, Sanjay is a Commerce Graduate, as well as a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant.

Sanjay Subramaniam began his musical journey at the age of seven, when he was trained for violin and vocals, under many renowned music teachers, including violin maestro V. Lakshminarayana, Rukmini Rajagopalan, besides Nadaswaram maestro, Semponarkoil SRD Vaidyanathan. Over the years Sanjay specialized in vocal music, and since then his musical interests strengthened and took on intricate forms, amalgamating tradition with modern themes. Harboring sound knowledge of sruti values, ragas, complex rhythms, compositions and innovative, Sanjay is an outstanding exponent of Carnatic Music in his generation. Influenced greatly by singer, G. N. Balasubramaniam, Sanjay has devoted his life to Indian classical music.

Sanjay Subramaniam is also a dedicated teacher and a role model to his students. His concert career began in 1986, and since then, he has performed across India at premier institutions, as well as abroad, touring cities across the United States, Europe, Australia and South-east Asia. Besides his grand appearances, Sanjay has also released several CDs and cassettes, in his role to spread and promote Indian classical music across the globe.

Sanjay Subramaniam’s immense contributions in the field of contemporary music have won him many accolades and honors, including his career being portrayed in a documentary film Aaraar aasaippadaar by filmaker Prasanna Ramaswamy. Some of the numerous awards he has received are:

  • An ‘A’ Grade artiste of All India Radio, Madras
  • The Outstanding Junior Musician Award from the Annual Conference of the Madras Music Academy.
  • Yuva Kala Bharathi title from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai (1991).
  • Isai Peroli from Karthik Fine arts, Chennai, (2000).
  • Sangeetha Kalasarthy Award from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, (2006).
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