Manasi Prasad is a combination of an accomplished singer, eloquent orator and arts manager. She is one of the best known faces among the new generation of Carnatic musicians.


Manasi’s gurus include Ganakalabushana R. K. Padmanabha in Bangalore and Dr. Sriram Parasuram in Chennai. She has also absorbed nuances of Hindustani music from several gurus.


As a performing artist for over 25 years now, Manasi has travelled extensively in her career, across India and the world. Manasi has performed at leading sabhas such as the Madras Music Academy December season, Shanmukhananda Fine Arts Mumbai, Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Swathi Sangeethotsavam in Thiruvanathapuram, SICA in Hyderabad, the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival etc. She is an empanelled artist of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), and has also performed concerts across six continents in countries such as South America, Africa and Australia, besides the US, Europe and Middle East.

Manasi Prasad is truly a multifaceted artiste. She is an Engineering graduate and also completed her MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where she won the prestigious Aditya Birla Scholarship. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. Her other activities include hosting live and TV shows, composing and singing music for dance productions, as well as writing and speaking extensively on various subjects. She delivers talks, workshops and lecture demonstrations to corporate and student audiences that connect the arts to other facets of society and make the classical arts relevant to contemporary times.

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