Sanjay Subrahmanyan (born January 21, 1968) is a Carnatic Music singer from India. He performed in many concerts in India and overseas and has won many awards for his excellence. He believes that listening takes a musician closer to perfection.He is very simple and very open. He is a strong cricket fan.
Early life and background
Sanjay Subrahmanyan was born in Chennai Tamil Nadu, India. He began learning music at the age of seven. Initial training was under V. Lakshminarayana on the violin as well as in vocal music. He later switched to vocal music and was trained by Rukmini Rajagopalan for a period of almost eight years. His skills were further sharpened under Calcutta K.S Krishnamurthy and the training under him led to innovations and blending of tradition and modernity. Sanjay continues to learn from Nadaswaram maestro Semponarkoil SRD Vaidyanathan.
Sanjay teaches music, and has many successful students such as Prashanth Viswanathan, Swarna Rethas, Sandeep Narayan, and Prasanna Venkatraman in the contemporary music field.Sanjay Subrahmanyan has been the subject of documentary film Aaraar aasaippadaar by filmmaker Prasanna Ramaswamy. It opened to rave reviews in November 2006 in Chennai.He has performed with excellence and has enthralled the music loving audiences in Chennai as well as in Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Delhi and other places all over India. He has toured Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, US, Canada, UK, Switzerland and Oman.He received the title "Vani-kala-sudhakara" from Tyaga Brahma Gana Sabha in 2010.Sanjay received the prestigious kalaimamani award from the Tamil Nadu Government for the year 2006.He is an `A Top' Grade artiste of All India Radio, MadrasHe is the recipient of the Outstanding Junior Musician award from the Annual Conference of the Madras Music Academy.He received the Spirit of Youth Award for Outstanding Performance from Krishna Gana Sabha under its talent promotion scheme.He won first prize in the AIR competition held in 1985.For the period 1987-1988, Sanjay was the recipient of the Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust Scholarship for advanced musical training.He received the Yuva Kala Bharathi title from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai in 1991.He received the "Isai Peroli" title from Karthik Fine arts, Chennai in December 2000.Sanskriti Award from the Sanskriti Prathishthan for performing art in 1997.Sangeetha Kalasarathy title from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai in December 2006.Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal from the Indira Sivasailam Foundation and Music Academy, Chennai on Oct 6th 2011.Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant and a rank-holding Cost Accountant.