Swarupa Ananth-Sawkar is a bold young Indian percussionist and producer, ranked in the ‘Forbes India 30 under 30 list’. She has been a prolific entertainer from a young age, under the mentorship of Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Her debut album ‘Raagatronic’, released in 2014 with collaborator Shriram Sampath, reached #1 on the iTunes India charts.
As a performer and producer, Swarupa has collaborated with many national and international artists, sharing the stage with some musical luminaries including A.R. Rahman, Salim-Sulaiman, Ranjit Barot among others and is a well established entrepreneur in the Indian music scene, having served as A&R Manager for EMI Music India.
She has performed at many venues & festivals around the world including Glastonbury Festival (UK), Kala Ghoda Festival (Mumbai), Alchemy Festival (Southbank Centre, London), NMACC (Mumbai), Morgenland Festival (Osnabrück) & Wassermusik Festival (Berlin) among many others.
Swarupa is the founder of an online music school, Tablanaari’s School Of Music, that promotes Indian Classical, folk & light music with world class artists teaching rich traditional material in a holistic manner.
In 2022, Swarupa was one among 21 artists from around the world selected for a music residency program OneBeat 9 that took place at the Atlantic Centre for Arts, Florida and was fully supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
She is also on the artist advisory board of Drum Summit & ‘hitlikeagirl’ a global community empowering women through drumming.
In 2022, Swarupa released her debut solo album titled ‘Recomeçar’ on all digital platforms that received great reviews.
In 2023, along with Anatolian Kamancha player Melisa Yildirim, Swarupa released an album titled 'Hues Of Imagination' which focusses on improvised spontaneous music. They also toured Europe & UK with this project.
Under the name 'Tablanaari' she performs solo and collaborative concerts around the world.