Rajkumar Bharathi

Rajkumar Bharathi is a classical singer and music composer from India. He is the great grandson of the renaissance poet Subramanya Bharathi. Rajkumar is an Electronics and telecommunications engineer graduated from the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. Rajkumar Bharathi a native of Chennai stands today as one of the most popular artists of his generation. He has also got a great following in the Indian state of Karnataka owing to his pleasing style of rendering Dasara Padagalu.

Music training

Rajkumar Bharathi was introduced to music by his mother Lalitha Bharathi at the age of 5. He was also trained later under the tutelage of classical musicians like Valliyur Gurumurthi, M. Balamuralikrishna and T. V. Gopalakrishnan. For Rajkumar Bharathi it was but natural to be associated with Music owing to his families keen interest in art and literature. By the instructions of his master T. V. Gopalakrishna, Rajkumar decided to quit his job in an R&D division and devote his time for classical music.

Musical Excellence

Music lovers have admired him for his style of singing with clear diction and enunciation of lyrics (Sahithya Bhava). Malathi Iyengar a renowned choreographer believes that Rajkumar Bharathi`s sound knowledge, imagination, and aesthetic presentation are sought after by many composers. He is also appreciated for his skill in understanding phrasing (the way the elements of a particular work are interrelated including articulation, melodic construction, and links), harmony (scales, intervals, and chords), and variation (melodic and rhythmic) while composing tunes for dance. He is also known for his creative explorations and improvisations as every composition of his is believed to be distinctive from the other.

Composer

Rajkumar Bharathi has composed tunes for the poems written by his great grand father Subramanya Bharathi
Rajkumar is also a renowned composer and music director and is involved in composing music for Audio CD's, thematic presentations and also for fusion projects. He also has composed many Varnams, Thillanas and Padams especially for dance projects. As the great grandson of the poet Subramanya Bharathi, Rajkumar Bharathi has tuned many of his great grand father's lesser known compositions and presented them in the Classical Carnatic forums.

He has composed the title music and the background music for the tele-serial 'Ramana Oli' depicting the life history of Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi. This was telecast in the Indian TV Channel for about 14 weeks.

Rajkumar Bharathi has also composed songs for Bharata Natyam Margams. He has done many music compositions for Rangoli productions a foundation for Arts and Culture. He has also composed music for dance ballets. His musical compositions for Savitha Sastry's dance theatre productions have also met with critical and popular acclaim.

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