M.R. Hemaraj is a Nadaswara artist. He initially learned from T.A.P Ravi Shankar. He is the Aasthana Vidwan of the Kanchi Kamkodi Peetha temple. He received the title Nathaswara Vathiya Kalaimani and Yuvasree Kala Bharathi hold a Diploma in Music. He is an A I R B grade artist from Chennai.