Promising star of Namma Mysuru

Promising star of Namma Mysuru


Radhika I Bhat presenting a song at a programme organised by Mythri Charitable Trust, in Mysore recently. Golden star Ganesh showered praise on Radhika’s talent on the day. (below) Radhika poses for a phto with prizes and trophies won in various competitions across the state. Photo by special arrangement

Radhika I Bhat, who has participated in various music competitions has proven her mettle among the tough competitors and has carved a niche of her own in the field carnatic music.

This promising star of Namma Mysuru, who aims to become a successful advocate does not want to compromise on her passion and wants to master Hindustani classical music too.

This young lass studying II PU at Sadvidya Composite PU College, has more than 250 music programmes and competitions including television channels, to her credit.

Speaking to City Herald, Radhika I Bhat said that she took to singing at a tender age of three when her neighbour taught her devotional songs. Observing Radhika’s penchant for music, her parents K Ishwar Bhat, advocate by profession and Sudha, a homemaker,  encouraged her and put her under the able guidance of Vidushi Padma, Vidushi M L Bharathi and Rajalakshmi, where Radhika began practicing carnatic music and sugama sangeetha.

She was then trained under Sunitha Chandrakumar of Raghuleela Sangeetha Shale when she was eight years old.

Radhika completed her schooling from Pandit Nehru School and Vidyavardhaka School, Kuvempunagar and completed her Pre University at Sadvidya Composite PU College. She had participated in many school and college cultural programmes displayed her talent and won accolades and prizes.

It was at this time she got an opportunity in participating at the reality show ‘Yede tumbi haduvenu’ being anchored by the popular playback singer S P Balasubramanyam (SPB).

Recalling her time spent during the making of the show, Radhika says she got an opportunity to mingle with aspirants from across the state and was successful to reach the quarter finals. There were moments when Balasubramanyam and music director Hamsalekha, who appreciated her singing and also provided valuable suggestions to improve her talent.

She presented her first programme when she was studying second standard, organised by Sugama Sangeetha Academy Trust and there was no looking back. The other programmes were Bhava Sangama by Raju Ananthaswamy, Swara Madhurya by Chandana channel, Kantapata sparde by Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama, Taralabalu programme, Bendre Geet Yatra, Udaya channel, Sarigama Pa Challenge Sangeetha Samara and the list goes on.

Radhika was also one of the candidates among 12 students representing the state who participated in the National Bal Bhavan camp in New Delhi.

This bubbly youngster, who has drawn inspiration from her father practicing law, wants to become a successful advocate and also master Hindustani classical music and become a popular playback singer in future.