Born in 1965 in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, Shri J. Vaidhyanathan received his training in Mridangam from Shri Palghat Kunjumani, Shri Dindugal Ramamurthy, Shri Srinivasan, Shri Tanjore Ramdas, and Shri T.K. Murthy. A top-grade artist of All India Radio, Shri J. Vaidhyanathan He has accompanied many eminent artists such as Shrimati D.K. Pattammal, Shrimati M.S. Subbulakshmi, Shrimati Vasanthakumari, Shri K.V. Narayanaswami, Shri M. Balamuralikrishna, and Shri T.N. Krishnan. He has been associated with many prestigious arts and cultural organizations and has served as a committee member of the D.K.J. Foundation, Chennai, and as a member of the Prasar Bharati Local Audition Board. For his dedicated work in the field of music, Shri J. Vaidhyanathan has received many titles and awards including the Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu, and the Isai Peroli by Kartik Fine Arts, Chennai. Shri J.Vaidhyanathan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Carnatic instrumental music.