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Lydian Nadhaswaram Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Chennai
Profession: Pianist
DOB: 06/09/2005

 

Lydian Nadhaswaram

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPianist, Actor
Famous ForWinning $1 million prize money in the talent show, "The World's Best" (2019)
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
Debut (as actor)Atkan Chatkan (2020) as Guddu
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Winner of 'The World's Best Season 1' (2019)
• 'Young Indian of the Year' from GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019
• Received the musical instrument 'Nadhaswaram' from Maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja (2020)
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 September 2005 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2020) 15 Years
BirthplaceChennai
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai
SchoolHomeschooled [1]The Times of India
Family
ParentsFather- Varshan Satish (music director)
Mother- Jhansi
Lydian Nadhaswaram with his family at Universal Studios Orlando
SiblingHe has an elder sister, Amirtha Varshini.
Lydian Nadhaswaram with his sister

Lydian Nadhaswaram

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lydian Nadhaswaram

  • Lydian Nadhaswaram is an Indian pianist and a child prodigy. He was born on 6 September 2005 (Age 15 years; as in 2020). His career started at the age of four when he could perform a full drum set with his father.
  • Lydian Nadhaswaram spent four years in training at KM Music Conservatory, a higher education institute for Western and Classical music training. The institute was founded by the A.R. Rahman Foundation in 2008.
  • Lydian Nadhaswaram was the winner of the talent show ‘The World’s Best,’ and he won the show with 84 points and received the prize money of $1 million in 2019.

    Lydian Nadhaswaram with the trophy of the talent show

    Lydian Nadhaswaram with the trophy of the talent show

  • Lydian is homeschooled, and spends about 5-6 hours every day practicing the piano. He surprised the judges of ‘The World’s Best’ show when he played the piano at 280 beats per minute and further increased it to a maximum of 325 beats.

  • Lydian can play the piano blindfolded, and he displayed this talent when he was invited to the Ellen DeGeneres show. He also gave a performance in ‘The World’s Best’ where he played two pianos at the same time.

  • In April 2019, Lydian’s popularity earned him an invitation to the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual gala “A Great Night in Harlem.” The gala-night took place at the Apollo Theatre in New York.
  • Varshan Satish and Jhansi wanted to name their son as Kalyani (a melodic scale and a feminine term), so they decided to take up the Western equivalent of the name, i.e., Lydian. Nadhaswaram was added as the last name, and it is a musical instrument that is considered auspicious and is used during temple ceremonies and weddings in South India. [2]The Mantle
  • On 4 September 2020, Lydian made his debut as a child actor in the movie, ‘Atkan Chatkan,’ which was directed by Shiv Hare and presented by A R Rahman.

    Team of musical film Atkan Chatkan

    Team of musical film Atkan Chatkan

  • At the age of 23 months, Lydian started his musical journey as he surprised everyone by playing a drummer beat with xylophone sticks.
  • Lydian Nadhaswaram is a child prodigy who started playing a full set of drums at the age of 3. However, he had a hard time learning Hindi for his movie, ‘Atkan Chatkan.’ [3]Mid-Day

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