Vidushi Padmaja is a Professional Carnatic Music Vocalist from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.She served as the head of the department of music in a prestigious school in Bangalore
She started learning music at the age of seven at the junior level and right from that age actively participated in school music programs and competitions, and then continued to senior level. She also performed in All India Radio, various festivals, temples, weddings, and music forums in Bangalore.
Her very first guru is her mother . She continued her music education to complete Vidwat in Carnatic Classical Music, with training from Gurus Vidushi Smt. Subbalakshmi, Vidushi Smt Ratna Srikantaiah, and Vidushi Smt. P Rama, and Vidwan Sri Chintanapalli Ramesh.
She has been appointed as music examiner in Karnataka Secondary Education Board & invigilator for Junior & Senior Examination for practical & theory exams. She has also released a music CD comprising her singing of her grandfather Sri Asoori Ramaswamy Iyengar's (seen in picture above) compositions.
Her expertise includes Annamacharya Krithis, Meera Bhajans, Sai Bhajans, Lalitha Sahasranama, Soundarya Lahari etc. She has performed at various places in Bangalore, Mantralaya, Channapatna, and Kolar for Sri Rama Navami and other festivals, Annual Programs at Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams, ISKCON temple, Nitya Sangeethotsava at Bugle Rock, Bangalore, Hindu Music Parishat at Chennai, in Udaya TV Channel, Suvarna TV Channel & All India Radio.
Presently she is also getting trained in Hindustani Classical Music, Gamaka Vachanam, Fusion music, and devotional music including Nalayira Divya Prabandhams, Sri Lakshmi Shobhana/Villakku Poojai.
Title of ‘Bhakthi Rasa Visharada’ was conferred on her by Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore.