Padma Shankar is a Tamil music artist and a much known music director. Music is in her genes and her mother is also a musician. She was a disciple of Shri Ananth Krishna who resided in Calcutta (present Kolkata). She has been fortunate enough to be under various popular trainers and musicians. Ramshankar Sarma (late) is also one of her trainers and has she has been a good student. Her mother was adamant of making her daughter a top-notch musician and also more successful than her. Her mother was also a very good violin player and a similar legacy has been passed to Padma, her daughter.