At IndianRaga, we aim to bring Indian classical music & dance to the 21st century, by making the art accessible to anyone, anywhere. Our online Indian classical singing classes and online Bharatnatyam and Kathak classes are designed to impart skill and training from masters in the industry, in a way that’s fun and engaging.
We offer a holistic approach to music and dance, in both classical and contemporary styles. We provide a platform for aspiring artists to explore their talent, with opportunities to focus on presentation and performance, high-quality audio, and video production for digital channels, and learn how to collaborate with fellow artists. We have designed our programs to give you the choice of how to participate from anywhere in the world.
IndianRaga is an initiative to teach and promote talented Indian musicians and dancers to help them build sustainable careers using technology. At IndianRaga, we provide our students with an all-round approach to learning Indian music and dance online, in a way that students can gain a deeper understanding of these intricate art forms.
Rather than focusing on route learning, our programs teach concepts using trending songs to bring learning into the 21st century. We shine the spotlight on talent through presentation, performance, and high-quality video and audio productions for the digital space. This allows artists to come together, collaborate and create, no matter where in the world they may be.
A new-age program where the best young artists are selected. Under the guidance of experts they come together & co...[+]
Innovative Music and Dance workshops where a group of 6-8 artists get trained in how to perform and present an exci...[+]
Learn musical concepts in a fun-way! And present your talent in a high quality showcase video on our channel.[+]
IndianRaga Certification in Music and Dance helps to showcase your talents to universities, employers, org...[+]
Monthly Competitions give you an exciting reason to practice & perfect your art; & offer you a platform to perform to an...[+]
Training in the arts is a great way to develop creativity and imagination, which are critical skills for everyone to have in the world today. We, at IndianRaga, help you hone those skills through our arts-based programs to bring out the best in you.
Over the past 5 years we have connected over 3000 artists, ages 6 to 60, from 40 cities. They have collaborated to produce 400 masterpieces viewed by 10 million people across 65 cities.
Sriram Emani is the Founder and CEO of IndianRaga, a platform he launched when he was a student at MIT. He is a 2015 Global Fellow with the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), where he was the only Indian out of 52 Fellows from across the world. Under his leadership, IndianRaga has grown into one of the largest networks of talented musicians and dancers globally, invited to perform at iconic platforms like HowdyModi, United Nations General Assembly, among others. Previously, Sriram worked as a Strategy Fellow with the President of Lincoln Center, New York City, and with the President of Global Digital Business at Sony Music, New York City.
Anasuya Mandal co-founded IndianRaga with Sriram and serves in an advisory role. Anasuya is currently a life sciences consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay and her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mahesh Raghvan is a Carnatic Music Fusion artist whose artistic goal is to present and create Indian Classical Fusion Music in contemporary ways for modern audiences. He plays new electronic musical instruments and runs a fusion project called FLAIR – Carnatic Music 2.0. He has an MSc. in Digital Composition and Performance from the University of Edinburgh. He also works with major music technology companies to make Indian Classical Music playable on their hardware/software.
Apparao Emani is an IT industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. His career has spanned software development, project leadership and human resources across North America, Europe, Middle East and India. He brings strong project management experience to streamline operations at IndianRaga to manage our global network of production, post production and video distribution activities. While not working he enjoys board games, crosswords and playing cards as well as travelling.
Vinod Krishnan is a singer, composer and music producer. He has worked with India’s top musicians like Shankar Mahadevan and Vijay Prakash. Vinod’s work has been featured frequently on BBC, Rolling Stone, The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Score, Film Companion, among many other major Indian and international newspapers, magazines and radio stations. He has trained with stalwarts like Madurai TN Seshagopalan and Neyveli Santhanagopalan and currently learns from Madurai Sundar. He was the recipient of the prestigious CCRT scholarship awarded by the Indian government for 8 consecutive years. He recently performed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to inaugurate the 5th International Day of Yoga, upon invitation by India’s Permanent Mission to the UN.
Swathi Jaisankar is a Bharatanatyam dancer, training under the guidance of Suba Parmar and Swamimalai Suresh. Her recent notable performances include performing solo at the Chennai Margazhi festival for Brahma Gana Sabha and Narada Gana Sabha. At IndianRaga she choreographed and danced in over 20 major productions that received millions of views and wide acclaim from the artistic community and broad audiences alike. As a part of IndianRaga, she was invited to perform at the World Government Summit, Dubai for the Prime Minister of India, the United Nations, NY, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, MA. She is also a 2017 National Youngarts Winner. Currently pursuing Computer Engineering at Boston University, she hopes to continue growing as a passionate and versatile dancer.
Meera Vinay is a creative arts leader with more than 15 years of experience in business strategy & planning and has executed large budget projects worldwide. She has been part of the IndianRaga team from 2018, managing UK and Europe operations and launching the first global IndianRaga Festival. She has successfully raised five rounds of funding with Arts Council England since taking over the reins at IndianRaga London.
Recognized by the former CEO of Accenture as one of the top 4 Inspiring leaders of Accenture in 2016, Deepak is a strong leader with a passion to make a difference. Deepak leads the Automation & Process Portfolio for APAC, Africa & Middle East. Trained in Carnatic music, Deepak performs regularly in classical and semi-classical choirs, and loves taking the excellence and joy of performing arts to the next generation through IndianRaga Singapore.