Bombay Jayashri, the award winning vocalist, composer and teacher of music was born to a family of five generations of musicians, and entered into a life steeped in music.
Under her gurus, TR Balamani and Lalgudi Jayaraman, she trained in Carnatic music and imbibed the nuances of melody. Jayashri also trained in Hindustani music under Mahavir Jaipurvale and Ajay Pohankar.
Bombay Jayashri has performed at festivals and concerts in more than 35 countries. Her compositions amalgamate classical Carnatic music with our rich legacy in literature and other art forms. She believes in experimenting and collaborating between different genres and various forms, diving into both World Music, and the music of film soundtracks of India.
Jayashri’s experiences with the power of music have motivated her to start Hitham, a foundation which works to share music with autistic children; exploring the therapeutic value of music in the lives of special children. Through Hitham, Jayashri facilitates and conducts music classes for children in rural areas of Tamil Nadu.
Today, Jayashri composes, performs, writes and teaches music, expanding a modern understanding of our common heritage of music.
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Awards & Recognitions
instituted by Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam, Madurai
instituted by Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, Bangalore
instituted by Bharat Kalachar
instituted by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
received at the Music Academy, Madras.
by Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha at their inaugural function of the December Music Festival
from Bharath Kalachar
by the Obul Reddy Foundation.
awarded by Mother Theresa Women’s University, Kodaikkanal at their 19th Convocation, from His Excellency Shri Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamilnadu.
by Shri N. Murali, on behalf of the South Indian Cultural Association (SICA), during its Golden Jubilee Year.
from Sri Parthasarathy Sabha.
by Tamilnadu State Film Award from the Tamilnadu Chief Minister.
by the Government of Tamilnadu.
by Shanmukhananda Sabha, Bombay. Conferred by S M Krishna, Governor of Maharashtra
by Vishaka Music Academy, Vishakapatnam. Conferred By Shri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy.
from Dr. A C Muthiah from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in the presence of her Guru Shri. Lalgudi G Jayaraman.
from Poojya Shri Shantananda Swami of the Temple of Fine Arts at Varanasi, in the presence Tabla Maestro, Pt. Kishan Maharaj.
by Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore.
from Director K Balachander, Cine Director on behalf of the Kalki Krishnamoorthy Trust.
by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi.
of the Shringeri Mutt by the Mahasannidhanam.
by Dr. P Chidambaram, Union Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Karthik Fine Arts, in the presence of Music Maestro Balamurali Krishna.
conferred by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai.