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Aruna Sairam Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 3, 2018

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Short Biography

Aruna Sairam was born on 30-10-1952 in Thiruvarur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. She is an Indian Singer & Vocalist.

Aruna Sairam Complete Bio & Career

Aruna Sairam basically received the musical training from her mother Rajalakshmi Sethuraman, who was a musical disciple of Thanjavoor Sankara Iyer as well as Alathur Brothers. Aruna's father, Shri Sethuraman was a music critic, accommodated many dancers as well as musicians from the North and South India in their family home. When she was young then, she showed an amazing talent for music. At the age of eight, she won her first ever-gold medal at the Shanmukhananda Sabha Competition held in Mumbai. She performed the full convert independently at the age of 14, during the occasion of Rama Navami festival, of Bhajana Samaj.

At the age of 21, she was awarded by Best Young Musician Award, which was organized by the Famed Music Academy in Madras (Chennai). She started to get noticed as a prominent musician of great encouragement and went on to perform in the concerts across the country. She brought her own way to Carnatic music, forming on the universal attractions of Mumbai and, also coevally, on her Guru's true classical musical style. Her musical understandings were enhanced by exposure to the films, western as well as Northern Indian classical music. She received in a new way to concert presentation, extending the sides of the Carnatic collection while surviving strongly rooted in the classical structure and culture of this great art form. National appearance she has had the rare style of performing in such great Indian venues like at Shakthi Sthal, the memorials to Indian Prime Ministers, such as Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi at Vir Bhoomi and Rashtrapati Bhavan.

She has also performed across the PAN India, realizing the richness of the South Indian classical music to people from all professions from major international capitals to the modest villages and rural communities. Her first ever-international exposure as a visiting professor at a German music academy where she taught the South Indian music; it presented her to a new world of opinions and planted new insights. One of the many occurrences, when her dream saw fulfilment, was when she performed at the London's Royal Albert Hall on the invitation of BBC Proms.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2009 Arts

Aruna Sairam Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Shri Sethurman and Rajalakshmi Sethuraman. She is married to Sairam and has a daughter named Gayathri Sairam.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Aruna Sairam

  • She is the Vice-chairman of Sangeet Natak Academy (vocalist).
  • She has been elected the Advisor to the Department of Culture, Tamil Nadu, on Musical Education by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • In 2006, she was awarded by Sangita Choodamani by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha Chennai.
  • In 2014, she received the award of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Government of India.
  • She received the prestigious Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award in 2012.
  • In 2008, she was awarded by US Congress Proclamation of Excellence.
  • She has also taught at "Harvard Sangeet" – a workshop on Carnatic Music for students of Harvard University,
  • The Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata invites Aruna as a mentor and member of its expert committee

Aruna Sairam Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

71 years, 1month, 7 days old age Aruna Sairam will turn 72 on 30 October, 2024. Only 10 months, 22 days, her next birthday.

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