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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.


Guru Ji
Ustad R.Haryson

Krishnna 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.

He also occasionally includes Carnatic Krithis & violin elements in his devotional recitals. He has performed at prestigious venues like Baba Allaudin Khan Music Foundation New Delhi, Sur Mandir New Delhi, Pt Nikhil Bannerjee Sangeet Sammelan, Lucknow; Habitat Center and Epicentre New Delhi; Bhakti Pravah-Chinmaya Mission, New Delhi, Pt Annasaheb Thathe Memorial Festival New Delhi.He has been reviewed or featured in almost every single newspaper as also Femina, India.


Recently, he was called to perform in the 'International conference of world religions' at Satya Sai Center in the august presence of various religious leaders. His concert at the 5th Chitrai Isai Vizhaa at Tamil Sangam, New Delhi, left a deep impact on listeners and was covered on DD1 and Venkateshwaraya Channel. An episode of "Utho Jago" on the spiritual channel "Pragya" has detailed his life describing his journey from the corporate to the music world. In 2013 end , Krishnna Natarajan has been invited to Judge the music competitions at the AIIMS fest "Pulse 2013" and also to perform in the World Music Festival held at Antaragni 2013 , IIT Kanpur along with artists like Sonu Nigham, The Indian Ocean, The Bonny Men, The Flying eyes, Gianni Denito, Shubadra Desai etc.

Krishnna 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.

In his earlier highly successful stint as a teacher, trainer, Consultant and a Management Professional ,Krishnna Natarajan has worked with various educational organizations like Career Launcher.He has also spent a year and a half at the New Delhi Ashram of Chinmaya Mission studying Vedanta and the scriptures and composed an album of Bhajans called "Himavat Vibhuti"- bhajans on the various pilgrimage sites of the Himalayas.

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.

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