Born on 2 July 1981, V. Sumithra received her initial training in music from her grandmother Janakam Chari, and later learnt under the able guidance of R. Vedavalli. She is a graded artist with All India Radio and has performed widely at prestigious festivals, including the Spirit of Youth Festival, Alpana Festival, Coimbatore, and Thyagaraja Aradhana, Muscat. She has been accompanying her guru at various Sangeet Sammelans and sabhas all over India.
Vasudev Sumithra has been honoured by prestigious organizations, including the Yuva Kala Jyoti by Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Nad Oli by Nada Inbam, and Yuva Kala Bharti by Bharti Kalachar.
She has many recordings to her credit, including the Parampara music by HMV.