Dr Rajam is a renowned solo violinist as well as Hindustani classical musical performer. She was born in a professional music family in Chennai in 1938.Her father, late Shri Vidwan A Narayana Iyer was a well known exponent of the Karnatic music. Dr Rajam learned music from her father and practised raga under the guidance of Musiri Subramania Iyer and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur. She was titled as the “Singing Violin” by the music lovers worldwide and has been declared as an Emeritus Professor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).She started practising from the tender age of 03 yrs and by the age of 09 she had become a professional violin performer. She has performed all over the country as well as abroad like Europe, Russia, Netherland, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. She rendered her service to the Banaras Hindu University for nearly 40 years (initially as the Head Of The Department of Music and later on as the Dean.