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A. Kanyakumari
Violinist A. Kanyakumari
Background information
OriginVijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh
GenresCarnatic music

Padmasree Avasarala Kanyakumari is a violinist from South India who specializes in Carnatic music.[citation needed]


Kanyakumari is a native of Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh and has lived in Chennai for more than five decades.[citation needed]

Awards and honours

A Kanyakumari was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi award of the Madras Music Academy for the year 2016. She is the first female violinist to get the award.[1] Other awards include

She was selected for Limca Book of Records 2004 for her various achievements in music as a versatile woman violinist.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "'Sangita Kalanidhi' award for ace violinist Kanyakumari". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Archived from the original on 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ Kolappan, B. (24 July 2016). "Kanyakumari - first woman violinist to get Sangita Kalanidhi award". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 November 2020.
  4. ^ Awardees at Madras music mela 2002