Shardul has been learning Carnatic vocal music for the past 10 years. He started his formal training under Sri Ashvin Bhogendra and has been learning from him for the past 8 years. He has been learning from his grandmother Smt Suguna Varadachari for the past 4 years. Also undergoing layam training from Sri Suresh Ramachandran.
Since 2014, Shardul has participated in several prestigious North America based music festivals and won several prizes in competitions held at Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, CMANA, Sivan Fine Arts, Nadasudha and Saptami. He has performed in organisations such BRINDAVANI, Sruti Thyagaraja Aradhana, Symphony and Choir events conducted by Sri K.N. Shashikiran and Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan respectively as well as Sustaining Sampradaya concerts(2018 & 2019) conducted by the Cleveland Aradhana committee.
During the challenging time of COVID, Shardul has performed virtually via FB live and other platforms for Sri Mahaperiyava Mani Mandapam NJ, SRGMPDN, Raise for Relief Concert( a fundraiser concert series for NJ Pandemic Relief), Suswara Whatsaopp by Smt Prarthana Narasimhan, Sankara Nethralaya OM trust by Sri Sowmiya Narayan, MSNAFAF by Sri Sankara Narayan (Mumbai).
In summer of 2018, he did his first performance in Chennai at Sunaadalahari run by the INDIRA RANGANTHAN TRUST.