Born in a family deeply rooted in fostering the arts, Bharathi had her initial lessons in vocal music from her mother Smt. Sankari Ramasubban and her grandmother Smt. Sharada Krishnan, who was a direct disciple of the renowned Gayakashikhamani Harikesanallur Sri Muthiah Bhagavatar.
She has been under the inspiring tutelage of the doyen Vidwan Sri P.S. Narayanaswamy for the last 15 years.
Bharathi is an A-grade artiste of the All India Radio. She is a recipient of many prizes and awards that include the Best Female Vocalist Award for the year 2007 in the Spirit of Youth festival conducted by the Music Academy, Madras and various other prizes at the music competitions conducted by premier institutions. She also received the CCRT scholarship for vocal music, instituted by the Government of India, for the period 1996-2004.
A much sought after, up and coming artiste, Bharathi has performed for prestigious organisations in the country that include the Music Academy, Madras, Narada Gana Sabha, Naada Inbam, Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, Mumbai, Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Kolkata, amongst many others. She has also performed at a few centers in the USA & Canada.
An alumna of P.S. Senior Secondary School and Stella Maris College, Bharathi is a gold medalist in her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She went on to pursue a research project in Bio-Organic Chemistry at the Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai and her Masters in Biotechnological Law & Ethics from the School of Law, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
With passion and focus for Carnatic music in abundance, Bharathi has been a very active member of the YACM (Youth Association for Classical Music) and has been the editor of its newsletter 'Dhwani'. Bharathi's music, which is reflective of the invaluable traditions of this great art form, that she has imbibed from the untiring and caring tutelage of her guru Sri P.S. Narayanaswamy, has won her great appreciation from musicians, rasikas and critics alike. She hopes to scale greater heights with the blessings and grace of her gurus.