Our ensemble

Shri I. V. RenukaPrasad

- Nattuvangam and Mridangam

I.V.Renuka Prasad is a native of Hyderabad, a disciple of Sri.K.Rajagopala Charya, was initiated to Mridangam by Rajagopala Charya’s father Sriman. K.Sudershana Charya when he 10 years old. A diploma holder in Mridangam from Sri Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Governement.of Andhra Pradesh. He is ‘B’ grade artist in the All India Radio and accompanied for various renowned musicians of country. Renuka Prasad is known for his adaptability to play required styles, for kutcheri, Dance and Harikathas. He has rich voice suitable for Kongol and Nattuvangam. Prasad’s mathematical progressions in composing jathis and his control over nattuvangam are very popular amongst the professionals. Prasad has accompanied famous dancers with Nattuvangam and Mridangam like Padmasri.Ananda Shankar Jayanth, Padmabhushan.Smt.Swapna Sundari, Padmasri.Sri Jayarama Rao, Padmasri.Smt.Shoba Naidu and many others. He has also accompanied famous Harikatha Vidwans like Sri.Rajashekara Laxmipathi Rao, Sri.Kota Sachidananda Sastry and others. He is asthana vidwan of Sri Yadagiri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Devasthanam, Yadagiri gutta. He travelled U.S.A, Panama, Costarica, Equador, Guatamela, Hondurs, Argentina, Russia, Syria, Paris, and Bangladesh, sponsored by the I.C.C.R, Govt.of India. Renuka Prasad with his wife Shrimati.I.Sweta Prasad released audio Cassettes and CD’s of the famous ‘BHAMAKALAPAM’ , Twameva Sharanam (annma charya krithis) and Bharatanatyam, produced by famous audio companies.