About Himaja Samraj

Himaja Samaraj, a promising young Carnatic vocal and violinist, belongs to an elite family of Nadhaswaram vidwans, popularly known as the Sembanarkoil family. She had her initial training from her grandfather Sri SRD Vaidyanathan and Ramnad Sri P M Lakshmana Iyer. Currently, she is pursuing her professional level training under the legendary musicians Smt. Suguna Varadachari and Sri Akkarai Swamithan in Vocal and Violin respectively. She is also pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Music. She has won numerous prizes in various national level competitions and competitions held various sabhas in India. She is a recipient of the prestigious CCRT scholarship by the govt of India. The award Kalai Ilamani was conferred on her by the govt of Tamil Nadu. She has performed various concerts all over India and abroad. Himaja is also a versatile vocalist with an expertise in Playback (Film), Folk and Tamil music.

Awards & Highlights

Direct disciple of the legendaries Smt. Suguna Varadachari and Akkarai Swaminathan. Recipient of numerous awards and titles including 'Kalai Ilamani' conferred by Government of Tamil Nadu. A versatile vocalist with expertise in multiple genres including Playback (Film), Folk and Tamil music. A very patient and dedicated teacher with great reviews and respect from students all over the world.

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