Belonging to the family of the famous flautists Sikkil sisters Kunjumani and Neela, he was coaxed into singing a film song when he was five. Charan, as he’s called at home, shocked his family with a near perfect performance and his grandmother decided to enroll the child for music lessons. Since, he has won several awards such as the Sangeetha Bhaskara title (Gnanaskandan Trust,1994), Special Talent Award (Thyaga Bramha Gana Sabha, 1997), Best Vocalist Award (Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 2000) and many more.
‘SUCCESS STORY Charan says the year 2005 catapulted him to the position he is at today. That was when he made his first trip abroad to the Cleveland Festival in Ohio, USA. He also won many prominent awards that year including Yuva Kala Bharati, Isai Chudar and Kalki memorial. His Fall' 2011 tour included more than 17 concerts across the United States performed at various locations, from temples in Miami to high schools in Los Angeles.
SIKKIL GURUCHARAN, 29, Musician
“Each concert teaches you so much that it feels like an achievement once you finish.”