Meet Our Judges
Damodar Narayanan, Music composer/ Music Review journalist
Damodar Narayanan is a Keyboard & Mridangam artiste and Music composer in Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada languages for independent albums, singles, music videos, jingles and advertisement. He has released albums in Malayalam for Satyam audios Meghamalhar, Madhuram. He is a also a Music Review journalist for The Hindu.
Nimmi Chakkingal, Music composer / Playback Singer
Nimmi is a professional singer and sings playback for Malayalam& Tamil movies and recently sang for a Kannada movie too. She is the Semifinalist of Idea Star Singer 2008.She worked as a Music composer and singer for a few albums. She graduated in B.A. Music and M.A. Music in South Indian classical music and finished Diploma in Hindustani music. She has performed in more than 500 stage shows with many famous legendary playback singers.
M.F.A. Degree (Master of Fine Arts)– Carnatic Music Vocal, Bharathidasan University, Trichy; Received Gold medal for music from Dr M Balamurali Krishna. He has 32 years vocal music teaching experience and worked at Kendriya vidyalaya (Central school) as a music teacher for 26 years. He received Asthana Vidwan title from Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. He has worked with Mr RK Sundar music director, Sound engineer, for many projects & composed tunes for SPB Sir. He has trained many in India & abroad for Super singer and other competitions. He got opportunities to judge & encourage many singers who participated in competitions. He has Composed tunes for music albums & many patriotic, folk songs in different languages.
Nivedha, Playback singer/ Voice over Artist
Nivedha is a Playback singer. She is a daughter of famous playback singer and voice trainer Nirmala. She has 'N' number of advertisements. She also dubbing for a lot of movies, Voice over for advertisements. She also sung songs for disney in dual language - Tamil and Telugu. Her debut song in Tamil movie is Vaagai Soodava - Aana aavanna- Music by Ghibran. She also sung Maharanikottai, music by UK Murali She is also Voice over for the second heroine in the movie 'Sembattai'.
Harikrishnan, Music composer / Violinist
Harikrishnan Music composer, Violinist, Programmer,Sound engineer, DJ. He is also Composed music for few movies. He is also conducting music classes.
Gowri, Singer / Music trainer / Entrepreneur
Gowri, she owns Hindustani music school “Ishwri School of Indian Music” in Sacramento, California. Her desire is to spread the knowledge of music to the upcoming generation and to teach them about our rich Indian Music Culture. She also train the students to take up music examinations affiliated to Universities in India.