Music is in her blood, and it shows. Hailing from an illustrious music family, Smt. Swarnalatha grew up around the likes of Harikeshanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar and Justice T.L. Venkataraman Iyer and trained under her uncle Shri Yegneswara Bhagawatar. That's not all. She's proved herself to be a spectacular performer, having wowed audiences all over the world. She's released several CDs of Carnatic and devotional music and delivered performances of the highest calibre at venues like the Madras Music Academy, the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore, the Ganesha Temple in New York, and the Shringeri Sharada Preetham in New Jersey, to name a few. Throughout her 25-year-long teaching career, she's been decorated with multiple awards recognising her contribution to Carnatic music, including the prestigious title of "Sangeetha Ratna Shresth".