Sumanth Mahalingam has been learning Carnatic Vocal for the past 9 years. He had his initial training under Smt. Hema Sista, a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. ML Vasanthakumari. He later continued learning from Sri Paduka Academy under the guidance of Sri Hari Devanath and Sri Vivek Sundararaman. He currently is a student of Sri Sikkil C. Gurucharan. He also learns Mridangam from Sri Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan of Nadhopasana Academy of Fine Arts. He is currently in 9th grade at Evergreen Valley High School. In his free time, he enjoys baking, watching football, and learning new trivia. He is also a track and field athlete.