Mahesh Vinayakram son of ghatam legendary Padmabhushan T.h.Vikku Vinayakram today is one of the leading artists in the field of Carnatic and world music. He started his career as a SOLO Vocalist at the age of 12,& he is a senior disciple ( shisya ) of Smt.Radha Viswanathan daughter of Bharath ratna Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi and continuing the Semmangudi parampara (bhani) of sangita pithamahar.shri.semmangudi srinivasa iyer in Carnatic music presentation. He had opportunities to get vocal lessons from Gurus like Shri H.Y. Narayanan, Shri O.S. Thiagarajan, smt. Savithiri Sathyamurthy, Shri. Bhagavathulu Seetharama Sarma (Kalapeetham, Chennai).