Shrimati Vishaka Hari was born on 3 September 1978 in
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. She was initiated into music from
childhood by her parents. She received her training in music
under Lalgudi Jayaraman. She was later initiated into the art
of Harikatha by her guru and father-in-law, Shri Krishnapremi
Swamigal and also by Shri R. Hari. She is also an all-India
rank-holder in chartered accountancy.
Shrimati Vishaka Hari has performed in prestigious venues within India and overseas, and has raised funds through her performances for several social causes. She has received the Harikatha Choodamani from Krishna Gana Sabha, and Yuva Kala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar among other recognitions.
Shrimati Vishaka Hari is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for her notable talent as an artist of Harikatha.