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Vishaka Hari is a prominent Carnatic music vocalist and established exponent of Harikatha, otherwise known as a story teller of Kathakalakshepam.
Vishaka Hari learnt Carnatic music under the legendary Carnatic violinist, Padma Vibhushan Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, while her spiritual guru and father-in-law is Sri Krishna Premi,.She learnt the art of Harikatha by her husband, Sri Hariji, himself an experienced Harikatha exponent who delivers discourses in Tamil, English and Hindi. Vishaka Hari has performed in several sabhas during the Chennai Music Season since 2006.
On occasions, Vishaka Hari also performs with her husband, Sri Hari (Krishna Premi's son), who uses his English literary background to supplement her kathakalakshepam performances. An "A" Grade artist of All India Radio, she has also given discourses and concerts abroad. She has also received many prizes and awards for her contributions to the Harikatha and Carnatic music field.
Vishaka Hari learnt Bharatha Natyam from prominent dancer, Professor Sudharani Raghupati.