A Journey in Music
Satheesh Ram was born Satheesh Kumar Ramachandran on the 30th of May, 1975 in a joint family of modest means to Thankamani Amma E and Ramachandran Pillai K at Maranadu village of Kollam district, Kerala state. Young Satheesh grew up as a prodigy singer winning 250 – 300 certificates in school, singing songs he self-learned listening to radio.
Discovery of Satheesh’s talent happened at the hands of Attuvasheri AP Ramakrishnan, a teacher who facilitated his joining Swathithirunal Music College, Trivandrum in 1991 for the Gana Bhushanam undergraduate programme, scoring 3rd rank in an intake batch of 60 without having formally learned music before. He later went on to do PG as Gana Praveena, sustaining himself throughout by giving part-time music tuitions. At the Music College, Satheesh earned the loving personal mentorship of Prof. Vayyankara Madhusoodhanan who groomed him in Carnatic Music.
Greatest blessing came when Satheesh was selected to sing for a stage program for Legendary Music Director of evergreen Malayalam film songs, Devarajan Master, which eventually led to him becoming the most trusted disciple of the reclusive legend. The most blessed moment was when the master, owing to failing health, chose Satheesh to continue with his teaching of music. This holy relationship lasted for a period of 9½ years, ending only by the eventual demise of the master. Satheesh went on and founded the Devarajan Master Memorial trust and serves as its Director, continuing the legacy of the legend.
First attempt at serious music direction was a devotional album named Madhuramrutham with 9 songs which was approved and blessed by Master, leading to choosing music composition as profession and going on to create 26 albums in various genres. First Feature film was Yathrakkoduvil, with 5 songs and total films standing at 6 and several short films. Other roles played include Grooming in-charge of Idea Star Singer Music manager of Asianet Radios and host of various music events.
At present Satheesh Ram is a fulltime music director creating magic on various platforms and a dedicated teacher at Devaragapuram school of music run by the trust.
On the personal front Satheesh Ram has a loving family with wife Varsha, son Manav and daughter Mayukha.