Right from a very young age, Vasumathi has always been deeply inclined towards the arts. With all zeal and devotion, she has made herself proficient in two of India's finest cultural strongholds: Classical Music - Carnatic Vocal, and Classical Dance - Bharata Natyam.
Being a South Indian and coming from a family with an intense musical background, Vasumathi has been singing for the last 15 years and performs regularly in several music circles in the country. She is a graded artiste on All India Radio, Mumbai.
Just a few of her notable performances have been held under the aegis of The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai; Shanmukananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha, Mumbai; Bharatiya Music & Fine Arts Society, Mumbai. She was awarded the title "Sur-Mani" for music by the Sur-Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
Carnatic music, a style of complexities and intensity, requires a voice bearing tremendous power as well as clarity and depth. Vasumathi's voice is described as rich and bass.
Vasumathi has also been a dancer of Bharata Natyam the last 22 years under the guidance of one of India's celebrated masters in the field--Kalaimamani Guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai, of Sri. Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai. After recently presenting "Leela Gopalam," a dance recital based on the life of Lord Krishna at the Radha-Krishna Utsav, she was awarded the title of "Singara-Mani" for dance.
She has performed, lectured, and given demonstrations in France, Austria, Italy, Singapore, and Thailand. She also teaches both music and dance. Vasumathi runs an institute -- SuviBadra Institute of Indian Art & Culture which organizes cultural events.
Vasumathi Badrinathan is a freelance journalist, specializing in Indian culture.