Born on 7th November 1983 in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu; initiated
into Violin by her father Akkarai Shri S. Swamynathan; also
learnt from Shri V. Janakiraman; has learnt vocal music under
Shri O.V. Subramanian, Smt. Padma Natesan, and Shri P.S.
Narayanaswamy; presently learning under the tutelage of Shri N. Ravikiran. ‘A’ graded artiste of
All India Radio; has performed solo as well as accompanied eminent artistes including Dr. M.
Balamurali Krishan, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Dr. N. Ramani, P. Unnikrishnan and many others;
has performed extensively all over the world including the Indo-Russian Cultural exchange
programme (1996), Theatre de la ville festival (Paris), Cleveland festival (USA), Farewell
concert for Zubin Mehta (Munich) and Mahatma Gandhi Institute Sangeeth Utsav (Mauritius);
recipient of many awards including the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Puraskar, Kala Bhushan, Kalashree,
Outstanding Young Violinist Award and the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial award; has to her
credit a number of music albums in Carnatic vocal and violin.
Akkarai Subhalakshmi receives the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Carnatic instrumental music.