Uppalapu Srinivas was born on 28 February 1969, Palakollu at Andhra Pradesh. At the age of five, he picked up his father U. Satyanarayana's mandolin, after he heard it being played at a mandolin concert he attended with his father. U Srinivas recognized worldwide as a colossus and the rarest of musical geniuses, Srinivas is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music. It was in 1981 that 12 year old Srinivas gave his first public concert in Chennai for the Indian Fine Arts Society. Srinivas then took the instrument not just to stages across the state but across the country and globe.
In the initial years of his career, Srinivas was criticized for choosing the mandolin. People would tell him that what he was playing was not Carnatic music. He challenged them all, not verbally, but through his art. Srinivas's first guru was Rudraraju Subbaraju, who started teaching him because he saw the potential in him. He also taught music, and a number of his students were taught free of cost.
He also plays JAZZ and western music. Srinivas compared carnatic music to Sanskrit language, it's the basis from which spring so many other languages. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 by Government of India, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009. He also awarded Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 by Mahindra Finance on January 17, 2015. He was an ardent devotee of the Paramacharya of Kanchi.
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