Born on 26 June 1982 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Shri B. Shree Sundarkumar received his initial training in music from his father Shri K.B.S. Mani. Later, he groomed his art under the tutelage of Shri Karaikudi R. Mani, eminent guru. An ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio and the recipient of the scholarship from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Shri B. Shree Sundarkumar has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He has worked as a guest lecturer at the Adyar Music College and Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. In recognition of his talent, he has received many titles and awards including the Yuva Kala Bharathi award from Bharat Kalachar and the Asthana Vidwan title conferred by the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Shri B. Shree Sundarkumar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of Carnatic instrumental music.