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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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Tribute to my Gurus

T. R. Balamani
I called her Teacher. T R Balamani, who gave me this gift of Carnatic music, as a mother would to her child.

Lalgudi G Jayaraman
Lalgudi G Jayaraman, my all-pervading guiding light.

Mahavir Jaipurwale
Mahavir ji, who taught me Hindustani music, so affectionately.

G. N. Dandapani
Dandapani sir. Few walk this earth as he. The Great Teacher from whom I learnt Veena.

Awards & Recognitions

2017
ISAI VELVI
Kamban Kazhakam,Australia
2016
SPECIAL AWARD FOR MUSIC DIRECTION of ‘SRI THYAGARAJAR’, a Musical Drama
Mylapore Academy, Chennai
2016
PODAR RATNA
R.A. Podar College, Mumbai
2016
MUSICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Rotary Club of Madras, T-Nagar
2016
SWARALAYA DEVARAJAN MASTER AWARD
Swaralaya, Thiruvananthapuram
2016
SANGEETHA KALA SAGARA
Visakha Music Academy, Vishakapatnam
2015
ICON AWARD
Sathyabama University, Chennai
2015
SANGEETHA KALA SAGARA
Kalasagaram,Hyderabad
2015
MADHURAKALA PRAVEENA AWARD
Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam, Madurai
2015
SANGEETHA VEDANTHA DHUREENA AWARD
Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, Bangalore
2014
VISHWA KALA BHARATHI AWARD
Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
2014
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai
2014
SANGEETHA SARASWATI
Sri Sharada Petha, Sringeri
2014
NADAVANI
Kamban Vizha, Sri Lanka
2013
OSCAR NOMINATION
For Pi’s Lullaby, from Life Of Pi
2013
INDIRA SIVASAILAM ENDOWMENT MEDAL AWARD
Music Academy, Madras
2012
VANI KALA SUDHAKARA
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai
2011
SANGEETHA KALA BHARATHI AWARD
Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
2010
NADA SUDHA
Title Conferred by the Obul Reddy Foundation, Chennai
2009
Honorary Doctorate – DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS (Honoris Causa)
Awarded by Mother Theresa Women’s University, Kodaikkanal
2009
SANGEETHA SARASWATHI
South Indian Cultural Association (SICA), Hyderabad
2007
SANGEETHA KALA SARATHY AWARD
Sri Parthasarathy Sabha, Chennai
2007
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER
Tamilnadu State Film Award
2007
KALAIMAMANI VIRUDHU
Government of Tamilnadu
2006
SHANMUKHA SANGEETHA SHIROMANI
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha, Bombay
2006
M S SUBBALAKSHMI PURASKAR
Vishaka Music Academy, Vishakapatnam.
2005
SANGEETHA CHOODAMANI AWARD
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
2003
ATMA VANISHRI,
Temple of Fine Arts, Varanasi
2002
MANI MAKUDAM,
by Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore.
2002
KALKI AWARD,
Kalki Krishnamoorthy Trust, Chennai
2001
NAADABHOOSHANAM,
by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi.
2001
ASTHANA VIDHUSHI,
Shringeri Mutt, Shringeri
1997
ISAI PEROLI,
Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai
1992
YUVA KALA BHARATI,
Bharat Kalachar, Chennai.