Shri R. Sankaranarayanan was born on 5th August, 1983 in Chennai, Tamil
Nadu. He received his initial training in music from Shri Papanasam Sri
Kumar and later received an advanced training under the tutelage of Shri
Srimushram V. Rajarao. He has obtained M. Phil degree with the subject
'Depiction of Mridangam in Sanskrit Literature' from University of Madras,
Shri R. Sankaranarayanan is an A grade artist of All India Radio and has performed extensively in several acclaimed music festivals in India and abroad. He has many recordings to his credit .
He has received many awards and honours, which include the Mridangam Maestro guru Karaikkudi Shri R. Mani endowment Award from Kartik Fine Arts, Chennai, the Asthana Vidwan title of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar.
Shri R. Sankaranarayanan is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the years 2015 for his notable talent in the field of Carnatic Instrumental music.