Music has no language. It has its own spark that everyone can connect themselves with it. It has its own beauty, peace, rhythm. Music plays with emotions beautifully. Karthick Iyer is one of them who plays with music. He is a great violinist, vocalist and playback singer from Chennai. Karthick Iyer has his different style known as Indo soul. Indosoul has its creativity which includes an electronic violin, a mridangam, an acoustic guitar, bass, drums and the vocals.

Karthick Iyer is alive with indosoul. He participates with various musicians. His band involves all the genres, instruments, languages, cultures and break down all the possible hurdles between them which give rise to Indosoul. From his belief, Indosoul is a mixture of all the cultures, customs, traditions which bring indianness through his music. He also honours other musical impact from the core of his heart. He practiced classical Carnatic for about 20 years. He started gaining knowledge of music from the age of 8. His melodious voice mesmerized the audience. He plays violin in a euphonic manner across 'Sabhas' and other places.

Karthick Iyer worked with so many famous Bollywood artists such as AR Rehman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad After the success of "Dhinka Chika" song for Salma >> Read More... Devi Sri Prasad and with the well-known music directors too. He also composed several songs for a Bollywood movie and jingles for various TV advertisements. Then he has done various stage shows across the world like Glastonbury (UK), Kennedy Centre (UK) , MTV Coke Studio etc. Karthick Iyer's journey brings him to the success where he introduced his originality known as IndoSoul which helped him to launch his band known as Karthick Iyer Live. His band made up of so many musicians of different musical backgrounds such as Naveen Napier who works on bass, Vikram Vivekananda works on guitar, Sumesh Narayanan works on Mridangam and percussions, Ramkumar Kanakarajan works on drums, and Karthick Iyer himself works on violin and vocals.

Karthick Iyer creates his history with the introduction of IndoSoul across the world which motivate people towards music so that they acknowledge and understand the depth of the music. His soulful music is appreciated by everyone. He is so passionate about his talent Indosoul theory that he also shares his knowledge with so many people through various seminars and outreach efforts. Karthick Iyer is a clear vision for the youth generation. The way he flaunts his talent is so impressive that everyone loves it.

N. C. Vasanthakokilam

'N. C. Vasanthakokilam' , whose full name is Nagapattinam Chandrashekharan Vasanthakokilam, was a very talented and renowned Tamil actress and singer. Daughter of Chandrashekhara Iyer, she was born in the pre-independence era of 1919. She was born in Irinjalakuda, Cochin (now Kerala). Her parents initially named her Kamakshi. After she was born, her family migrated to Nagapattinam. His father sent her to one of the best Harikatha artists of the city called Gopala Iyer. Under his guidance, she began to learn the nuances of Carnatic music. In 1936, she moved to Madras and started performing in concerts. She won her first prize when she performed at the annual conference of Madras Music Academy. Yuvaraja of Mysore had sponsored the event and the great Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar was present there too. She soon became famous because of her melodious voice and her ability to hit the high-pitch easily. Soon after, she sang plenty of songs in the Tamil language. She was a frequent performer at the Tamil Isai Sangam, Madras, Tyagaraja Aradhana, and Nellai Sangeetha Sabha, Thirunelveli. During her time, several people in the industry consider her as one of the top singers. Her colleague and legend Tiger Varadachariar presented her with the title of Madhurageetha Vani which meant ‘very melodious voice’. She has sung songs like ‘Thithikkum Senthamizhaal Desaabhimaanam Enum’, ‘Thanthai Thaai Irundhaal Umakkindha’, ‘Jaya Jaya Buvanapathe Paalaya Jaya Karunajalathe’, and many more. She has worked with music composers like G. Ramanathan, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, Papanasam Sivan, C. S. Jayaraman, among others. Since back then there was hardly any technology to record audio not many of her renditions are available in the shops today. Just four years after going on the stage to sing, she started receiving offers to star in movies. She made her debut with C. K. Saachi's directorial ‘Chandraguptha Chanakya’ in which she played the role of a princess named Chaaya. She went on to enact in six more films. Though she enjoyed an immensely successful professional life, her personal life was replete with several setbacks. Her first husband dissuaded her from pursuing singing as a career. As a result, she divorced him. After her divorce, she stayed single for a long time before finally settled with C. K. Sathasivan. He was a lawyer and a filmmaker. In 1951, at the mere age of thirty-two, she breathed her last at Gopalapuram, Madras. She died due to tuberculosis.

N. C. Vasanthakokilam Tamil Actress