Aravind Bhargav is a performing South Indian Classical Mandolin artist, disciple of Padmasri Mandolin U Shrinivas and is in the field, only for the past 2 years. Aravind Bhargav started his musical journey with Shri U Shrinivas at the age of 6 years, much before he could realise the privilege of coming under such an illustrious and legendary Guru. Aravind hails from a musical background. He belongs to a Telugu family settled in Tamil Nadu. His father, K.Srikantan and his family, have traditionally been great fans of classical music. His mother, S.Gnana Prasuna, a vocalist, is a disciple of Sri M.Balamuralikrishna, with credits of performances on AIR & Stage and Grandmother, N.M.Lakshmi was a Veena artist & Music composer.
Born on 23rd April 1991, Aravind Bhargav has finished his Diploma in Audio Engineering with SAE College of Chennai and is currently pursuing his B – Music with Madras University.
Aravind Bhargav did his Arangetram, under the auspices of ‘Shrinivas Institute Of World Musique’ (SIOWM) at Vani Mahal on 6th Sep 2008. Aravind did his 1st full length concert for SICA of Hyderabad, on 26th June 2009, which fetched him instant recognition and appreciation alike, from all quarters. Trying to play melodiously, sensitively and energetically are the special features of Aravind. The appreciation and rapport, that he shares with his accompanying artists, adds to his appeal.
Title “Sukha Naada Chudar Oli” by Apporva Ragam on 1st Jan 2010 and felicitation with momento by Sri Nalli Chinna Sami Chetty on 3rd Jan 2010.
Graded ‘B’ by Prasar Bharati, All India Radio, Chennai, from August 2011.
On behalf of all our listeners, we thank Sri Aravind Bhargav from the bottom of our heart for sharing his wonderful music with us.