Shree Sundarkumar


B. Shree Sundarkumar is one of the leading Kanjira artists in the world of Rhythm music. Having entered the musical world at the age of three, he has been mesmerizing audience with his intricate rhythm beats and innate creativity, that he inherited from his musical family. After the initial tutelage under his father, a renowned Mridangam player, Dr. K. B. S Mani, he underwent rigorous training under legendary Guru Karaikudi Sri R. Mani. It was under his guidance that Sundarkumar perfected the art of playing Mridangam, and then took to playing his most favorite percussion instrument, the Kanjira. His mastery and understanding of the subtle nuances of playing this instrument is unparalleled.

In 2019, he was one of the brainchild of the "Beats Festival", a three day Rhythm festival in Chennai, India.


  • October 2015

    Fall USA Tour


    Genre: South Indian Classical
    Carnatic concert series accompanying Vidushi Bombay Jayashri. Performances on 3rd October 2015 -- Seattle, WA; 4th -- Los Angeles, CA; 10th -- Austin, TX; and 11th -- San Jose, CA.

  • March 2014

    Fusion Concert in Sri Lanka


    Genre: Fusion

  • July 2013

    Coke Studio

    Kanjira and Konnakol Rap

    Genre: Jazz, Fusion and Indian Classical

  • September 2012

    MTV Unplugged

    Kanjira, Mrudhangam and Konnakol

    Genre: Hindustani and Indian Classical

  • August 2012

    Colombo Music Festival Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Kanjira and Konnakol

    Genre: Fusion, Jazz and South Indian Classical

  • March 2011

    Maximum India Festival Washington DC, USA

    Kanjira and Konnakol

    Genre: South Indian Classical
    Performed with Mandolin U Srinivas and Mandolin U Rajesh in Washington DC. This was the first of the Maximum India Festival Series which started in 2011. Video Link


  • October 2012

    The Ninth Wave

    Indo-Jazz Music Album

    Produced and Performed an Indo-Jazz Music Album - “The Ninth Wave” released by Solar Guitars, USA and Abstract Logix in Oct ‘12

  • August 2012


    World Music Band Album

    Released by EMI Virgin Records, India in Jan ‘12 this album Won ‘Best Instrumental Album’ from IRAA Awards, Mumbai in August ‘12

  • September 2009

    Atma Nivedan

    Indian Classical Music Video DVD

    Video DVD ‘Atma Nivedan’ with Padma Vibhushan Umayalpuram Sri K. Sivaraman in 2009


  • IRAA Awards

    Winner, Best Instrumental Album
    Mumbai, India
  • All India Radio

    A Grade Artist

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The Kanjira Man Productions

Chennai, TN, India
+91 98402 68906