Amrita TV through its various programmes strive to find, nurture and develop talent in all fields of creativity and human interest. Raga Ratnam Junior exemplifies this effort by showcasing Carnatic musicians in the 10-15 years young age group. This programme is a first ever in the history of Malayalam televison
Raga Ratnam Junior (RRJ), launched in September of 2007, is a Carnatic music talent hunt for children in the 10-15 age group. RRJ in many ways exemplifies Amrita TV’s commitment to its audiences of producing programs that are enriching, endearing and entertaining. The channel has become a pioneer in the field of reality TV with RRJ as a shining star in its constellation of innovative, unique and creative programmes.
Auditions for the talent hunt took place in Chennai, Bangalore, Thrissur and Trivandrum.
The contest has been staged in multiple rounds of different renditions of Carnatic music; to date the rounds have been Keerthanam, Drishya Sangeetham, Swathi Thirunal, Thillana, Dance, Fusion, Jugalbandhi, Manodharma , Varnam, Pancharatnam, and Meerabhajan. For the final stage a special round called Kacheri is currently in progress with the final 3 contestants.
Today, we look at Akhil Krishna, one of the final contestants, who got eliminated recently leaving way for the final 3. In this small but fairly detailed snapshot let us look at his profile and also listen to some of his performances which took him this far.
Name: AKHIL KRISHNAN. J
Age: 15 Yrs
Father’s Name: Dr.S.Jayaprakash
School:Bharath Matha Higher Secondary School , Chandra Nagar, Palakkad
Training: In Karnatic Music since past 9 years
Favourite Raga: Varali
Favourite Musician: Madhurai T.N.Seshagopalan
Achievements: Recipient of ‘THAMBURU’ from Dr. K.J.Yesudas in the state level classical music competition held at Thripunithura
Akhil Krishnan – Meera Bhajan
Akhil Krishnan – Kanakana Ruchira – Pancharatnam kritis
Akhil Krishnan Kathakali Padam 22 Mar 2008
My sincere prayers and best wishes for Akhil Krishnan to achieve more glory in the coming years.