oga Vandana was born and brought up in a rich and cultural ambience – both musical and literary. Her mother Smt. V. Chandrakala, a gifted vocalist, has been a constant source of inspiration. Her father Prof. Veturi Anandamurthy, a Telugu litterateur, who researched on the works of Tallapaka Annamacharya also guided and encouraged her in her musical endeavours. Hailing from such a background, she developed a natural flair for music. residing in Bangalore she continues her Sangeetha Sadhana supported by her husband Sri.J.V.Kamesh, himself a connoisseur of music. Diploma in Music from St.Thyagaraja College of Music, Hyderabad.

Alankar in Music from Akhila Bharathiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, Miraj, Maharashtra

Post Graduate in Zoology, from Osmania University. Encouraged by learned mentors and her mother, she started her training in vocal music at a very tender age. But, due to a deep fascination she had for the Veena, she commenced her training on that instrument in all earnestness. Having her early lessons in Veena under Smt. Sridevi and Smt. K. Subhashini Shastri, Vandana was trained by the eminent Veena Maestro Vidwan Sri (Late) V.S. Anantha Rao, Senior Staff Artist of AIR, Hyderabad, belonging to the Vijayanagaram tradition of Andhra Pradesh. She honed her skills under his able tutelage and blossomed into a mature artist. With the blessings of her Gurus and dedicated practice, Vandana has developed a meticulous and traditional technique of Veena rendition. resembling the vocal style, her mellifluous play has drawn wide acclaim in the field of music.

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