Venkhatesh was born into a musical family, with his mother Sangeetha Vidwan Varalakshmi Sritharan, being a well-known Veena artist in Sri Lanka and Australia. He began to learn flute at the tender age of five under the tutelage of Sri Suthanthiraraj. While continuing to be his student, Venkhatesh was fortunate to have the opportunity to refine his skills under flute maestro Ramani Thiagarajan in Chennai.
As one of Sydney’s leading Carnatic flautist, Venkhatesh has learnt numerous instruments including the Tabla, Piano, Veena as well as classical vocal and has performed for dance ballets, Arangetrams and has accompanied in various cross-genre projects.
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