|Genres Indian classical music|
Spouse Sri Hariji
Children Rajagopala Hari
|Occupation(s) Harikatha exponent|
Parents Vijaya Santhanam
Genre Carnatic music
|Similar Lalgudi Jayaraman, Saketharaman, Dushyanth Sridhar, Velukkudi Krishnan, Aruna Sairam|
Born 21 May 1981 (age 40), India
Prahlada charitram full video by vishaka hari
- Prahlada charitram full video by vishaka hari
- Sriandal kalyanam by smt vishaka hari
- Early days
- Musical career
- Harikatha topics
- Places of recital
- Awards and recognition
Sriandal kalyanam by smt vishaka hari
Vishaka Hari learned Carnatic music under the legendary Carnatic violinist, Padma Vibhushan Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. Her spiritual guru and father-in-law is Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal (Sri Sri Anna). She learned the art of Harikatha from her husband, Sri Hariji, an experienced Harikatha exponent who delivers discourses in Tamil, English and Hindi.
Vishaka Hari has performed in several sabhas during the Chennai Music Season since 2006.
Vishaka Hari occasionally performs with her husband, Sri Hari (son of Paranur Mahatma Krishna Premi Anna), who uses her English literary background to supplement her kathakalakshepam performances. Her brother, Saketharaman, also a disciple of Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, is one of the leading carnatic musicians in India. An artist of All India Radio, she has given discourses and concerts abroad.
Vishaka Hari learned Bharatha Natyam from prominent dancer, Professor Sudharani Raghupati. Smt. Vishaka performs Harikatha on various topics such as Srimad Ramayanam, Srimad Bhagavatham and Skandam. She also performs Srisrianna's works such as: Sri Vaishnava Samhitha; Sri Brindavana Mahatmyam; Divya Desa Vaibhavam; Harikathamritha Lahari; Sri Bhakthapurisha Stavam; Sati vijayam Shatakams and Keerthanas.
Topics on which she has performed Harikatha are:
Places of recital
Awards and recognition
She has received many prizes and awards for her contributions to the Harikatha and Carnatic music fields.