Kolkata Padmavathi Saranathan is a gifted and versatile vocalist with cultural roots spreading across Srirangam, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. She has been performing as an ‘A Grade’ Artiste of All India Radio since 2004. Her initial training was under Shri A.Anantaraman & Smt A.Champakavalli. She has thereafter had the privilege of receiving advanced training from stalwarts Sangeeta Kala Acharya Smt Suguna Varadachari,Vidwan Shri T.V.Ramanujacharyalu, Trichy Shri J.Venkataraman and has been mentored by several other doyens in the field. She has won various prizes and scholarships at the national level. She has been giving full-fledged concerts from the age of 12 and has sung in many prestigious sabhas all over India and the US. Besides being a vocalist she is also a proficient Bharatanatyam dancer and violinist.