Krishnna Natarajan, an IIM Graduate turned Hindustani Vocalist living in Mumbai, India represents Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, which is acknowledged as one of the foremost schools for the enrichment of Indian classical music.
Born in a musical family, from a very young age, Krishnna Natarajan was groomed in Carnatic classical violin by his father Shri.G. Natarajan & Guru. Shantha Balasubramanian and in Carnatic classical vocal. by Guru. Geetha (Mumbai).During his college years, he was awarded prizes by Sonu Nigam, Anu Malik and RJ Jeeturaj. He had also appeared on Antakshari show on Zee TV. In one of the music competitions at Grant Medical College, Sonu Nigam awarded him the first prize and also praised his original voice and his command over both, sur and taal. Krishnna Natarajan went on to do Electronics Engineering from VESIT, Mumbai and MBA from IIM-Kozhikode.
On coming to New Delhi, he was influenced by Ustad R.Haryson---
of the Rampur -Sahaswan Gharana who has groomed him in true Guru-Shishya
Parampara in Hindustani classical vocal. He also continued learning
Carnatic Vocal under the tutelage of eminent Radio artist Subashri Murthy.
He also spent a brief period learning Hindustani Violin under Ustad Asghar
Hussain of the Delhi Gharana.
Natarajan has given several engrossing performances in Hindustani Vocal
across India. His khayal singing has been praised for its traditional
and systematic elaboration of the Raga and expression of deep emotional
content. His Bhajans have acquired a soul- stirring quality. A fervent
Krishna Bhakth he loves singing Meera as also Kabir Bhajans.
Natarajan is founder of the music foundation Rageshri foundation
which serves the cause of Classical music and also encourages young
fledgling artists. In 2011 he embarked on a Recording/ Band Project called
'Mohan Ki Leela' . Most of the songs and compositions of "Mohan Ki
Leela"have been released on youtube, reverbnation and his website and
they have got a favourable response from music lovers.
At present Krishnna Natarajan continues his quest and study of this great Art Hindustani Vocal under the veteran and renowned Vocalist of the Agra-Gwalior Gharana Pandit Arun Kashalkar and his study of Carnatic Violin under Guru Shanta Balasubramanian. He also teaches music to a diligent set of students across Mumbai.