Sikkil Gurucharan – the foremost young performing musicians of Carnatic music in India today.

Gurucharan has been under the tutelage Vaigal Shri S. Gnanaskandan and is currently being mentored by Shri B. Krishnamurthy.


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Sikkil Gurucharan

Sikkil C. Gurucharan (conceived 21 June 1982) is among the premier youthful performing artists of Carnatic music in India today.

Sikkil C. Gurucharan (conceived 21 June 1982) is among the premier youthful performing artists of Carnatic music in India today. He is the grandson of Sikkil Kunjumani, senior of the globally acclaimed flute players the Sikkil Sisters. Gurucharan has been under the tutelage Vaigal Shri S. Gnanaskandan and is right now being coached by Shri B. Krishnamurthy. He is ‘A’ grade All India Radio craftsman. The magazine India Today highlighted him among 35 Game Changers Under (the age of) 35 in India, a rundown of youthful achievers from various different backgrounds. In 2020, he acted in a tamil treasury film, Putham Pudhu Kaalai.

Early life

Around 1987, as a 5-year-old, Gurucharan was nonchalantly cajoled by his grandmas, the Sikkil Sisters, to sing some tune. After a little persuading, he sang a famous film tune. The sisters, particularly Smt. Neela, were stunned at the “sruthi sudhham” or apparent flawlessness in his singing and furthermore the close ideal arrangement of the notes. Together they concluded that he should seek after vocal music. Pretty much consistently part in the family had been prepared in woodwind. However, they were tenacious that this kid ought to seek after singing, particularly since he had shown enormous commitment at that age. This was the way Gurucharan made his underlying introductions to Carnatic music. Not long after the inception, his family needed to move base to Hyderabad. At this point, his mom Mythili Chandrasekaran chose to grant the bala padam (beginning activities) and famous melodies like Mudhaakaratha modhakam, Madhuraashtakam and Kurai ondrum illai among others. He started to automatically enroll the examples that his sister figured out how to play on the flute also.

The magazine India Today highlighted him among 35 Game Changers Under (the age of) 35 in India, a rundown of youthful achievers from various different backgrounds. In 2020, he acted in a tamil treasury film, Putham Pudhu Kaalai.

In 1990, the family got back to Chennai and the Sikkil Sisters burned through no time in guaranteeing that Gurucharan started serious music preparing under the aegis of Vaigai Shri S. Gnanaskandan, follower of Dandapani Desikar and Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Master Gnanaskandan was then the maker of All India Radio. Being a severe stickler, Gnanaskandan guaranteed that Gurucharan viewed music in a serious way, particularly when individuals at home had made a vibe loaded up with Carnatic music to construct his advantage in singing.

Education and initial career

Sikkil Gurucharan was an understudy of Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai. Gurucharan moved on from Vidya Mandir as the Best Outgoing Student in acknowledgment of his accomplishments as an all-rounder. Following this, he selected himself at the lofty Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College which became essential to him chasing after music as a vocation because of the consolation he got from all sides. On the music front, he was by then more in line with show related methods and had started singing during the Madras Music Season. His school teachers were proficient in Carnatic music and were extremely strong of his turn of events. In 2002, Gurucharan graduated with a gold decoration for greatness in scholastics and was granted the Best Outgoing Student by and by.

At this point, Gurucharan had understood that his predetermination was to seek after music. Customary outstation shows and different tasks constrained him to additional his schooling through correspondence. He finished his graduate degree in Financial Management from Loyola College, Chennai in 2004. Subsequent to finishing post-graduation, Sikkil Gurucharan did a concise spell as a radio station personality at Worldspace Radio. In this profile, he was responsible for introducing programs, talking with craftsmen and doing voice-overs for the 24-hour Carnatic music channel “Shruti”. Some other time when the channel moved base from Chennai to Bangalore, Gurucharan chose to remain in Chennai, the seat of Carnatic music, and seek after his energy.

Music as a profession

Sikkil Gurucharan’s most memorable show was held at the Music Academy, under the aegis of the Gnanaskandan Trust in the year 1994. From the time he chose to commit himself to Carnatic music as a full-time proficient, there has been no thinking back. In a range of near 13 years, Gurucharan has performed widely in India and abroad, crossing renowned scenes like the Music Academy (Chennai), Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha (Mumbai), Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay(Singapore), Riverside Theaters (Sydney), Korean Arts Management Center (Seoul), the Sangeet Natak Akademi (New Delhi), Chowdiah Memorial Hall (Bangalore) and furthermore at famous celebrations like the Tyagaraja Aradhana (Tiruvaiyaru), Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival (USA), Rabindra Utsav (Kolkata), to give some examples.

Sikkil Gurucharan's most memorable show was held at the Music Academy, under the aegis of the Gnanaskandan Trust in the year 1994. From the time he chose to commit himself to Carnatic music as a full-time proficient, there has been no thinking back.

Aside from playing out the conventional Carnatic music shows adjusting to the Paddathi style, Sikkil Gurucharan and piano player Anil Srinivasan, have united the traditional piano and Carnatic vocal music to make an organization which has been named as “devastatingly wonderful” by the incredible guitarist, John McLaughlin. Their music which has accumulated devotees in India, Singapore, Australia, USA and Europe in a limited capacity to focus time, presents and jelly old style music such that connects with the more youthful audience members of music and yet, fulfills the puritans who post for the stylish worth. They have a few collections shockingly. The couple has performed with eminent craftsmen like the Dhananjayans, Anita Ratnam, Anandavalli, Ramli Ibrahim and Muraad Ali among others.

Sikkil Gurucharan's mom Mythili, the little girl of Sikkil Kunjumani, is a resigned woodwind educator from the Government Music College, Chennai.

Personal life

Sikkil Gurucharan’s mom Mythili, the little girl of Sikkil Kunjumani, is a resigned woodwind educator from the Government Music College, Chennai. His dad Chandrasekaran, a specialist with a main drug dispersion firm, is a famous Tamil theater craftsman who has likewise done appearance jobs in films like Sivaji. Gurucharan wedded Janani Lakshminarayan on 23 May 2010[13] and the couple dwells in Chennai. They have a girl, Hridya and child, Aadyant. His maternal auntie Sikkil Mala Chandrasekar is an acclaimed flute player and is hitched to Chandrasekar, grandson of the amazing vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi.

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