An accomplished Carnatic Vocal musician for over 20 years, and grandson of Tamil composer Brahmashri Papanasam Siva, he commenced music training at a very young age with his mother Dr. Rukmini Ramani (daughter of Papanasam Sivan). Subsequently was under the tutelage of Dr. S. Ramanathan. Sro Ashok Ramani learnt from Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurthy & Bombay Ramachandran. He is a disciple of Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy for over 17 years.
Sri Ashok Ramani has performed in all major Sabhas all over India and abroad. His performances in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and at the Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival at Cleveland, Ohio were well received by rasikas.
Apart from concerts, Sri Ashok Ramani also specialises in lecture demonstrations and has provided many such lectures in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia & United States. Sri Ashok Ramani has also performed in many European countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and London.
He has been conferred the title of "ISAI PAEROLI" by Karthik Fine Arts and also has the distinction of having won the "Youth Excellence Award" by Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust in 1998. His other awards include "IsaiBharathi" and "Yuva Kala Bharathi".
Set to be bigger and better, the Tanishq Swarna sangeetham Season 3 is here with more excitement and passion from across the world. Reviving and reliving one of the oldest music genres, this show is going to create new waves bringing together artists, enthusiasts and connoisseurs of Carnatic Music.