Vishaka Hari is a Carnatic music vocalist and proponent of Harikatha. She learned Carnatic music under the legendary Carnatic violinist, Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. Vishaka is also a storyteller of Kathakalakshepam. She is also a Chartered accountant. Her husband, Sri Hariji, is an experienced Harikatha exponent who delivers discourses in Tamil, English, and Hindi.
So she learned the art of Harikatha from her husband. She has performed in prestigious venues within India and overseas and has raised funds through her performances for several social causes.
She occasionally performs with her husband, Sri Hari, who uses her English literary background to supplement her performances. Her brother, Saketharaman, is one of the leading Carnatic musicians in India.
Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal (Sri Sri Anna) is her spiritual guru and father-in-law. She performs Harikatha on various topics Based on Srimad Ramayanam, Srimad Bhagavatam and Skanda Puranam.
She also acts from Srisrianna's works such as Sri Vaishnava Samhitha, Sri Brindavana Mahatmyam, Divya Desa Vaibhavam, Harikatha Amritha Lahari, Sati Vijayam, Shatakams, and Keerthanas.
She has performed in several events during the Chennai Music Season since 2006. She has received many prizes and award for her contributions to the Harikatha and Carnatic music fields. She was awarded Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Award at a ceremony in Mumbai Sri Shamukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha.
She is one amongst seven of India’s most-respected women artists. She was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for her notable talent. She also got the Vasantashreshtha, that is the 'woman par excellence' award, from the hands of her music guru Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman.