Awards & Titles

Titles and honours

  • Sangeetha Kala Sarathy, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, 2011
  • Vidhya Tapasvi, TAPAS Cultural FOundation, Chennai, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 2011
  • Sangeetha Choodamani, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, 2010
  • Sangeetha Siromani, Nungambakkam Cultural Academy, Chennai, 2009
  • Sangeetha Saptha Sagara, Shanthi Arts Foundation, Chennai, 2005
  • Vani Kala Sudhakara, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai, 2004
  • Bala Ratna, Shri Bala Tripurasundari Peetham, Nemili, 2005
  • Asthana Vidushi, Sri Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, 2003 /
  • Nada Bhushanam, Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, New Delhi, 2002
  • Tamil Isai Chelvi, Australian Tamil Foundation, 2001
  • Rasika Kala Ratna, Rasikapriya, Sydney, Australia, 2001
  • Sangeetha Kala Bharathy, Needamangalam VVS Foundation, Chennai, 2001
  • Nada Oli, Nada Inbam, Chennai, 2001
  • Isai Peroli, Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai, 1996
  • Yuva Kala Bharathi, Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, 1990
  • Sahithyapriya, Jan Kalyan (Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham), Kanchipuram

Awards from Music Academy, Chennai

  • Kshetragnar Padam Prize, 1985
  • MLV Award, Outstanding young vocalist, 1986
  • Pankajam Rajam Award, 1987
  • K. Pattammal Award, 1988
  • V. Subba Rao Award, 1989
  • K. Pattammal & T.V. Subba Rao Award, 1990
  • Pappu Kamakshiamma Award (Best sub-senior vocalist), 1993
  • Ramakrishna Iyer Award (Sub- senior Vocalist), 1994
  • R. Rajagopala Iyer Award (Best Raga Alapana), 1995
  • Ariyakudi Trust Award (Best Lady Vocalist), 1996
  • Srirangam Gopalaratnam Award (Best Lady Vocalist), 1997
  • Outstanding Lady Vocalist – Senior, 2000
  • Outstanding Lady Vocalist – Senior, 2001
  • Srirangam Gopalaratnam Award, 2005
  • Best Concert, Senior category, 2010
  • Yogam Nagaswami prize for best vocalist, 2012, 2014

Other awards

  • Rajaji Tambura Prize, Tamil Isai Sangam, Chennai, 1983
  • AIR Music competition prize, Classical Vocal and Light Classical, 1987
  • Annamalai Vallal Prize, Tamil Isai Sangam, Chennai, 1980
  • First prize, Talent Promotion Concert, Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai,1984
  • 6-year Cultural Talent Scholarship for Instrumental Music (Veena), of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (at the age of 10)
  • Sponsored by Central Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi for “Yuva Prathibha Mela”, Thiruvananthapuram, 1987