Born on 9 November 1982 in Mannargudi Taluk, Tanjavur District, Tamil
Nadu, Shri Sairam Sundaram received his initial training in Mridangam
from Shri T.R. Dhandapani and later groomed his art under the tutelage
of Thiruvaarur Shri Bhakthavatsalam.
An A grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, and a recipient of senior scholarship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India; Shri Sairam Sundaram has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He has distinguished himself as a soloist and has also accompanied veterans of Carnatic music. He has attended many seminars and workshops on Mridangam. He has many recordings to his credit.
Shri Sairam Sundaram has been honoured with many prestigious institutions including the Bharat Kalachar, Chennai.
Shri Sairam Sundaram is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2013-14 for his notable talent in the field of Carnatic instrumental music.