form a family of musicians, S. MAHATHI is a
child prodigy. Her father Sri. Thiruvaiyar
P. Sekar, a Vocalist is a disciple of
Padmavibhushan Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna.
Her mother Smt. Vasanthi Sekar is a
Flautist, is the grand disciple of Sri. T.
R. Mahalingam, Sri. N. Ramani and Smt. Kesi.
She is the great granddaughter of the famous
violinist “Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Pazhamaneri
identifying Classical Ragas at the tender
age of 1 ½ years. This talent was identified
by the parents during her father’s concert
at a temple in Palakad. Her parents nurtured
her talent by teaching her more and more
Ragas. When she was 2 ½ years old she was
able to identify about 75 Carnatic Ragas. In
those days, just to test her talents, her
father used to mix up Carnatic Swaras but
Mahathi did not hesitate to identify the
exact swaras of the Ragas.
When she was 3 yrs old she came to
Chennai with her mother for the December
Music season (1988). At the Concert of
Mandolin U. Srinivas at the Mylapore Fine
Arts, on December 25th Mahathi, sitting on
her mother’s lap kept identifying the Ragas
played by the musicians on stage. The
Secretary of the Sabha, who was sitting next
to her mother arranged for a live
demonstration of the child’s talents, soon
after the main item of the concert got over.
Mahathi, without the slightest hesitation
identified all the Ragas and enthralled the
audience. This incident appeared in all the
leading news papers at that time.
Mahathi underwent her initial musical
training from her parents and from Deepa,
Gayatri of Trivandrum. When Mahathi’s family
moved to Trichur, she was put under the
guidance of Sri. Mangad K. Natesan.
She has been awarded the scholarship for
Classical Music from the Central Government
of India in the year 1994. At Trichur she
began to sing in various Devotional
Cassettes. She sang for some of the
Completing her 10th Standard, her family
moved to Cochin, where she did her 11th in
Sacred Heart Convent.
At this juncture, once during her visit
to Chennai, she had the greatest opportunity
of meeting Isai Gnani Illayaraja. The Isai
Gnani, recognizing her musical talents, made
her sing a Solo “Enna Maranthalum” in his
music direction in the movie “Kaadhal
Meanwhile, in 2001, Mahathi bagged the
prestigious Kerala State Award for Classical
Music in the Youth Festivals. She also got
the title “Bala Bhaskara” form the VDS Arts
Completing her 11th Standard, her family
moved to Chennai, foreseeing her career in
the Playback Singing field too.
The year 2003, was a turning point in
Mahathi’s life. On May 1st 2003, came her
smash hit “Aiyyaiyyo Pudichirukku”, a duet
song with Sri. Hariharan, Music Directed by
Sri. Harris Jeyaraj in Vikram’s Super Hit
Then Came her hit songs
||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
| Pacha Pacha
|Ada daa dee
Her recent hits are Eppadiyum
Oruthankitta – Nee venum da chellam, Innisai
Alabedayey – Godfather, Yammadi Athadi –
Some of the other movies to be released
shortly are Thoovanam. Mudhal Kanavey,
Piragu, Payyanum ponnum, Achacho, Pudhusa
irukku, Paali etc.
In the Carnatic Music field, she has been
performing in Various Sabhas during the
December Music Festival. She undergoes
musical training from Padmabhushan Sri. T.
N. Seshagopalan. In the year 2003 she had
the blessing of performing before her Guru.
Sri. T. N. S., on December 25th
Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha, Chennai.
She has recently been awarded the Direct
B High Grade in the All India Radio.
Her parents are running a Musical School
by name Mahathi Academy of Music and Dance
at No.23, Munusamy Street, Venkatesh Nagar,
Virugambakkam, Chennai – 600 092 teaching
Vocal, Veena, Violing, Flute, Mirudhangam,
Guitar, Key Board and Bharathanatyam to
promote young talents.
Mahathi has sung for a lot of Commercial
Ads like Pothys, Chennai Silks, RMKV and
Tele Serials like Sahana, Priyamudan KB,
Rekkai Kattiya Manasu, etc… She is also the
anchor of a musical show “Aha Paadalam” in
Doordarshan Pothigai. Recently she had the
opportunity of performing with Sri. S.P.
Balasubramanyam and S. Janaki and other Play
Back singers for Kaviperarasu Sri.
Vairamuthu’s function “Kavithayey
Paadalaaga” in the presence of our Hourable
Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Kalaignar
She had the opportunity of performing for
Dr. M. Bala Murali Krishna’s 75th Birthday
Celebrations at The Music Academy in the
presence of Selvi. J. JayaLalitha.
She was invited by Maestro Illaiyaraja to
anchor the show “Andrum Indrum Endrum
Maestro” A live – in concert at the Indoor
Stadium Chennai and her performance on that
day was well appreciated by all.
Mahathi’s performance at the Sri
Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha on 21/12/2005 has
been adjudged as the Best Performance of the
December Season 2005 and she has been
awarded the Best Performer Award for 2005.
+All Kerala ICSE award for Light Music in
+All Kerala State First award for Carnatic
Music in 2001.
+Bala Bhaskara award in 2001, for Excellence
in Carnatic Music.
+Sensational Debut Singer award from Variety
film awards 2003 for Saamy.
+Best Singer Award form Ajantha Arts Academy
+Best Debut Singer Award form M.G.R. –
Sivaji Arts Academy for Saamy.
+Toured all over Malaysia and Singapore
for Classical Concerts in 2002.
+Toured Burma (Myanmar) for Star Night
Shows with Sri. Gangai Amaran and Sri.
Malaysia Vasudevan in 2002.
+Performed at Colombo, for Boy’s Boom
Boom night with Singers Vasundara Das,
Manikka Vinayagam, Tippu, Karthik, Malathi
Recently toured London, Colombo, Kandy
for Light Music and Classical Concerts.
Recently toured Germany, Sweden, Norway
and Denmark for concerts and shows.
Toured Dubai and Bahrain for Asianet Onam
Festival Shows. (Malayalam)
Toured Australia (Melbourne & Sydney)
with Dr. K. J. Yesudas & Smt. Sujatha in Oct
2006. Performed at the Opera House Concert
Hall Sydney. This Perfromance is the First
Tamil Show at the Opera House.