Artists Profile

Archana G Upadhyaya (DOB 2000), daughter of Sri K Govinda Upadhyaya and Smt Sharada Upadhyaya is a 3rd year degree student at Queen Mary’s college, Chennai

Samanvi (DOB 2002), daughter of Sri Shankaranarayana P and Smt Radhika Shankar is a 1st year degree student at MGM college, Udupi.

The duo, though not filial sisters, are popularly called Lathangi sisters.

1. Smt. Vasanthalakshmi Hebbar.
2. Late Smt. Ranjani Hebbar
3. Prof. V. Aravinda Hebbar
4. Chitravina Sri N. Ravikiran, Chennai

Tutelaged under Aravinda Hebbar family in Gurukula system at ‘Lathangi’ house, since 2013.
* Samanvi got 1st prize and Archana 2nd prize in Sangeeta Yatra contest conducted by World Music Conservatory & Shankara TV in 2014
* Archana and Samanvi bagged 1st prize in Yuva Sangeeta Samrat competition for duet singing, held at Chennai by Shankara TV and Carnatic premier league in 2016
*Archana got 1st prize in Tamil
Nadu State level Music
Competition conducted by Art and Culture Department, Tamil Nadu in 2018
* Samanvi got first prize in Times Tyagaraja Contest 2020 with Rs. 1 lakh worth gold conducted by Times of India, Chennai

Archana and Samanvi have performed, over a hundred concerts, on many prestigious stages of New Delhi, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mysore, Udupi and Mangalore. They have also giving many Facebook Live concerts in leading FB pages like Mani Krishnaswami Academy, SR Fine Arts, Natana Tarangini Academy etc, Ranjani Memorial Trust etc.

They have given a lec-dem on Grahabhedhas in Carnatic Music in 2019 at Udupi.

They are getting regular music scholarship from Ranjani Memorial Trust since 2014.
They also received Rs. 10,000 as scholarship from Karnataka Sangitha Nrithya
Academy, Bengaluru for the year 2018 (Archana) and 2019 (Samanvi)
Samanvi is also a recipient of the CCRT scholarship.

*They have received ‘Manikrishna Swamy Annual Award’ from Dr. Manikrishna Swamy Foundation, Chennai for the year 2018.
*They have also received ‘Raga Dhana Pallavi Prashasthi’ for Pallavi singing by Raga Dhana Udupi in February 2018.

Archana and Samanvi have co authored the book Keerthanas of Karnataka in English published by of Allahabad which is available in Amazon.

3 CDs are available of their vocal singing in duet.

Name: Adithi Krishnan
Class: 9
School: Vidyodaya Public School
Mother’s name: Anupama D M
Father’s name: Ananthakrishnan V
Date of Birth: 27/07/2006
Learning music in Lathangi School of Music from last 4 years (since 2016)