Judges – eTalent Solo Singing Competition

Anjali Jeyaram, is a professional Carnatic Vocalist and Bharatnatyam dancer. She hails from a family deep rooted in Arts. She is the daughter of renowned Kathakalli artist Late Shri. Kottakal Murali, and she is also the granddaughter of Late Shri. Achutha Warrier(Principal of Sadanam Institute (Gandhi Seva Sadan)). Anjali is a Gold Medalist from Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai, India. She completed both Post Graduate and Graduate in Carnatic music (major) and Bharathnatyam (minor). She was blessed to serve her alma mater as a part time music teacher for 3 years. Anjali is also a playback singer active in Malayalam movie industry, having sung in multiple movies and albums. Her song “Ayigiri Nandini” in an Indian based Hollywood movie was shortlisted for nomination for OSCARs in 2013 under Best Original Song score category. She has performed in various stages across India and US.

Karthika Shaji, is a playback / professional singer originally from Cochin Kerala. She is a trained singer in Carnatic and Hindustani, and has sung with many legend singers across USA, Dubai, Bahrain, and India etc. Additionally, she has sung in many music albums and short films. She won the best female singer award for SF in 2016 in India. Debut playback was Kannada (Dhairyam) which was a block buster. She is an engineer by profession and also does Vocal (dynamics) training for kids/adults. She resides in Washington DC with her husband Shaji who is a business man (Rishi Media), and their son Rishi. They are also active on many fundraisers and charity shows.

Shalini Rajendran, is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music from an early age. A Graduate of Providence Women’s College, Calicut, Shalini continued her studies in Hindustani music at Chethana music academy, Trichur, and Post Graduate Studies in Carnatic music at Dr. John Mathai Center, school of drama and fine arts, University of Calicut. Shalini was the second prize winner in Carnatic music at the Kerala State School Youth Festival in 1999, and first prize winner for five consecutive years in Carnatic music at the Intercollegiate Youth Festival, India from 2000 to 2004. She was chosen to represent Kerala State at the National level light music competition.