When he was just 6 years old, his parents introduced him to the world of music through his first guru Srirangam Krishnamurthy. To understand rhythm and perform better, he went a step further and learnt the Carnatic Mridangam, a percussion instrument. Apart from his long hours of dedication to musical training, he holds an impressive academic record of All India Rank in his High School.
He pursued his Masters degree in Software Engineering and is holding a high position in a multi national investment banking company. He had secured All India First in 12th standard and had the rare privilege of witnessing the Republic Day Parade from the Prime Minister's Box in 2001.
Saketharaman had completed an intensive training programme on "Performing techniques in Carnatic music" conducted by his Guru. He has performed concerts all over the world including Theatre de villa, Paris; London; Germany; Sydney; Melbourne; Brisbane; Auckland; Dubai; Muscat; Bahrain; Singapore; Colombo; several concert tours of United States and Canada including all major cities. He is an 'Á' grade artiste of All India Radio. He bagged the All India First in the competition conducted by All India Radio in the year 2000.
Saketharaman has imbibed the famous Lalgudi Bani rich in Bhavam. His voice that flows in all three sthayis. His Pallavis are outstanding for their rich aesthetic and mathematical permutations and combinations, with scintillating ragamalika swaraprasthara showcasing his scholarship and creativity. His Kalpana Swaras mirror his rhythmic excellence. He engages in a methodical expansion of ragas, clear brigas and rich manodharma. He has composed chittai swaras for quite a number of kritis. His mastery over the swaras is extra-ordinary and is widely acknowledged. He has composed more than 100 RTP in many ragas and tricky thalas. He has tuned many Meera bhajans, compositions of Shri Sadhasiva Brahmendral and sacred texts of Adhi Shankaracharyar. His style of winding up the concert with a thillana composed by his Guru Lalgudi Jayaraman is well known.
|Title / Award
||Sangeet Natak Akademy,Delhi
||Karthik Fine Arts,Chennai
|Vani Kala Nipuna
||Thyaga Brahma Gaana Sabha,Vani Mahal, Chennai
|Shanmukha Sangeetha Shiromani
|Vocational Excellence award
||Rotary Club, Chennai
|Kalki Krishnamurthy Award
||Kalki Tamil Magazine
|Yuva Kala Bharathi
||Bharath Kalachar Chennai
||'Music Academy Chennai
||for 3 consecutive years'
|Yagnaraman Award of Excellence for music
||Krishna Gana Sabha
|Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Youth Excellence Award
||Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust
|Ramabhadran centenary award
||Tag centre Chennai
Here is a comprehensive list of his albums
Vandhaan Raghuraman Saketharaman Live at Paris-Swathi Soft Solutions 2012
Saketharaman,Live concert 2010 in Narada Gana Sabha -Charsur
Aatma Nivedhanam 2009 -Swathi Soft Solutions along with Vidwan Shri Umayalpuram Sivaraman and Vidwan Shri Mysore Nagaraj
Nadha Geetham 2009-Amudham
Saketharaman,Live concert 2008 in Bharath Sangeeth Utsav-Carnatica
Live concert 2001 in Naradha Gana Sabha-HMV
Saketharaman's mother, Vijaya Santhanam, is a postgraduate in Chemistry and an ardent follower of Shri Shri Krishna Premi Swamigal. His father, Santhanam, is a Chartered Accountant. His elder sister, Vishaka Hari is a well known Harikatha exponent. His wife, Vidhya, is a doctor. The couple reside in Bangalore and have a daughter.