Rahul Vellal – child prodigy singer

Rahul Vellal is a child prodigy from Bengaluru.  He is a 6th standard student studying in Carmel Public School, Bengaluru.  His videos has received accolades from around the world.

Rahul Vellal – Child Prodigy

For Rahul Vellal music is a way of life.  He has become a you-tube sensation with songs & melodious voice.  Rahul has become an internet sensation.  One of the video featuring him has garnered 66 lakh times. 

Rahul Vellal – Parents :

His mother is Hema and father is Ravishankar Vellal.  Both are techies. Both his parents does not have any background in music.

Rahul Vellal with parents – Mother Hema and Father Ravishankar Vellal

They recognized Rahul Vellal’s interest in music when he was only two and a half years old.  Initially nobody was ready to take him as he was very young.

Other talents of Rahul Vellal :

Rahul Vellal’s parents got him admitted in the Shloka classes.  He started his music journey under Kalavathy Avadhoot.  He practices music for 2 hours everyday. 

Rahul performing concert

He is also learning Mrudangam from Kulur Jayachandra Rao and Western classical piano from Abhhishek S.N.( Trinity School of Music, London)

Rahul Vellal – You-tube sensation :

This child progidy has one million views.  His songs have entertained and healed many people from kids to octogenarians. 

Rahul Vellal’s songs in musical video includes Paluke Bangara mayena, vaishnav Janato, Pibare Rama Rasam, Brahmam Okate, Shivashtakham, Mahalakshmi Ashtakam and Ram Govind Hare for the eminent music director Kuldeep M Pai from Chennai.

He has performed carnatic classic music concerts in many sabhas in India and abroad.  He has won many prizes in many musical competitions.

Rahul Vellal – Academics :

This prodigy is good in his academics.  He is the recipient of CCRT National Level Scholarship for carnatic music vocal from Central Government of India.  He got Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbalakshmi fellowship 2018 for Karnataka vocal.

Prizes & Awards – Rahul Vellal :

Rahul has won many music competitions.  This includes the State-level CEMA for Karnatak classical, Sugama Samrat light music contest, Bengaluru Gayana Samaja’s Purandaradasa and Thyagaraja’s competition.  He was runner-up at National-level Sangeet Samrat competition.

Rahul with playback singer S.P.Balasubramaniam

His Barokrishnayya unplugged, performed for MadRasana was featured in the BBC Asian channel.

One comment

  • sharath kumar N.K. (@sharath1950)

    By sharath kumar N.K. (@sharath1950)


    This prodigy – rather prefer see him for what he is- a child – with his highly soothing renditions is welcome relief to an otherwise noisy divisive society.

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