Ranjani Sivakumar is a classical musician whose music draws attention – for its aesthetics, quality of voice, finely calibrated style and a truthful expression with it.
Music has been her best teacher and she is thankful for having had the opportunity to travel far and wide with it, thereby enriching her life experience.
Her Gurus – Seeta Narayanan, flutist NS Srinivasan, Chetalapati Balasubramaniam, and Dr. Pantula Rama have shaped her to become the musician she is today. She is ever grateful for their tutelage.
She is presently learning Hindustani music while keeping with her Carnatic roots, with Professor Shri Vishnuchittan Balaji, of Benares Hindu University.
Ranjani has sung soulful melodies for cinemas like Pelli Choopulu, Mental Madilo.
Her collaborative projects
“raga and yoga” – a detox for the five senses,
“tana bana”-, “Triobroma” – storytelling and music,
have received a lot of attention and appreciation.
She engages with children, musically, by being a part of an outdoor camp called “Cast Away”.
She also teaches at the Jiddu Krishnamurti school -“Shibumi” and Amar Chitra Katha.
A former techie from TCS, she has the opportunity to combine her software skills and music to work with Apple Inc on their Apple Music platform.
Under the guidance of innovator Uday Shankar, Ranjani is researching the design of the Tambura.