Coming from a musical background Rajhesh Vaidhya is an Indian Veena player. He inherits his talent fromhis father Sri K. M. Vaidyanathan who is himself askilled player of both Mridangam and Ghatam. From a very small age, he started practicing under Smt. Jeyalakshmi and continued learning Saraswati Veena under Smt Rama Nambinarayanan. He received his advanced training under the guidance of none other than the Maestro of Veena himself Sri Chitti Babu.
He is presently under tutelage of legendary Sri L. Shenkar. Apart from his soulful stage performances he is involved with recording for well known music directors and documentary filmmakers. He has worked with
, Deva, Vidyasagar, Bharathwaj, Ilaiyaraaja,
Devi Sri Prasad
, Isaignani and A. R. Rahman.He has composed music for the television series Sahana, by K. Balachander. He’s been a part of the international album “Playing For Change.” He has also shared stages with composers and musicians like Sir Elton John.
He has even acted in a movie named Viswa Thulasi and also in a Television series Premi. In 2011 Vaidhya got Kalaimamani Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu for his Veena playing. For his intriguing Veena playing skills he has been honored with the title of “ Shree Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Aasthana Vidwan. Not only in India he has managed to grab the attention of audience abroad. His Veena-Natham is liked by people in many European countries, South Africa, Australia, Brazil. He is also renowned among the French audience.
Rajhesh has composed and choreographed many fusion concerts and performed them under the title “Volcano.” He has performed with Shri T.H. Subhash Chandran’s fusion group ”Shankara” where he accompanied Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna. For past few years Rajhesh Vaidhya has given many solo performances and participated in the festival organized in Burma, the Thyagaraja Festival.