Kitchener: Ramya Ramachandran also known as Ramya RamC, the Western Music & Business Management student at Wilfrid Laurier University is a soulful singer and a skilled dancer. She is known for her sensational vocal skills, dancing adeptness and songwriting talent. She is also a known voice as a Radio Jockey and Recording Artist in Canada.
Ramya’s parents are from Chennai, India, but Ramya was born, brought up and still resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Ramya Ramachandran gets her flawless voice from her mother Shyamala Ramachandran, who works for Manulife Financial in Canada. Her father Mr Venkat Ramachandran works at TD Bank in Canada. Ramya also has two younger siblings Akshay and Divya who are students.
Right from childhood, Ramya Ramachandran has been keen on music. Initially, she started her training in Carnatic music from her mother and then she went on to do her advanced training with Rohin Iyer who is based in Toronto for 2 years.
Currently, she trains in Carnatic Music for the past 5 years with a popular guru from Chennai called Delhi Venkat Muthukumar. For 6 months in 2021, she also trained in Hindustani Music from Ghulam Niyaz Khan.
She also trained in Bharatanatyam and completed her Arangetram in 2017, Humanities Theatre – Waterloo. She has performed Bharathanatyam, Cine music and Carnatic music across Canada, the US, India, Australia and New Zealand
She performed a Bollywood piece at CMR Starfest in 2018 sharing the stage with playback singer Shashaa Tirupati.
The Singapore-based short film “Aasai” produced by Rambutan Media Works earned her recognition. She also sang for a New Zealand Web Series called Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (Ok Ok) for the song titled Nee Pogum Paathaiyil. To listen to the song, click below.
Another breakthrough in her singing career occurred, as she sang for Paartha Nyabagam Illaiyo for Minnal Music in 2022
She also released her first original “Pesum Kannaadi”, directed by Pravin Mani in 2020
In 2019, she won the New Zealand-based “Tamil Karaoke Star” competition hosted by Yugendran Vasudevan and Hayma Malini. She won the Ninaivakul Group Acapella competition in 2016. She was also the finalist in the Voice of Clubhouse Telugu competition hosted by Ashwin Vinayagamurthy, Chinmayi Sripaada, and Rakendu Mouli, CMR Star Search, Sruti Smule Competition, and a semi-finalist in CMI Malayalam Vocal Competition hosted by Anuradha Sriram and Jayadevan Nair.
As a singer she sang at the Pongal Fest by Arya Canada, Toronto, Ontario 2020. Ramya sang at the Legends Night along with Padma Shri & Padmavibhushan K. J. Yesudas & Smt Sujatha Mohan. She also performed at Arya Canada Super Singer Night – Toronto, Ontario 2022. During ‘Maarga Margazhi’ Season, she performed Bharathanatyam at Nadaneerajanam Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanam, in Andhra Pradesh, India in 2019.
She was also part of the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Dance production team, and performed under the guidance of Chitravina Ravikiran’s Lakshmi Prabaham and Divyasena for three years.
Ramya got an opportunity to perform at Arya Canada’s Pongal Fest where she shared the stage with Super Singer Icons such as Sam Vishal and Benny Dayal in 2020. Ramya is currently working with Sam Vishal on a few projects.
Apart from singing & dancing, Ramya also is passionate about cooking, baking, experimenting with Visual arts and acting. She always envisions singing in front of a huge audience on a large platform.
She aspires to become a playback singer and is also versatile at singing in multilingual numbers in English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, French, Spanish & Italian.
Ramya feels getting noticed and standing out in the field is the greatest challenge. She has built her confidence just by performing and the experience she has gained through the years. Her biggest source of support comes from her family who have encouraged her through the journey.
Ramya Ramachandran dreams to become a full-time playback singer and also dreams to get recognised as a singer worldwide.
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