Sachin started singing at a tender age of four and his early musical aptitude is not surprising when one considers the musical background of his father. At that age, Sachin’s talent was recognised by prominent Indian film composer G Devarajan who gave him first music lessons.
Sachin continued his studies in both Carnatic and Hindustani music under the tutelage of great masters like Neyyatinkara Mohanachandran, Parassala Ponnammal and Ustad Ghulam Akbar Khan. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Western Classical Vocal Performance trained under Gilles Denizot and Mark Oldfield from KM Music Conservatory (India) and Middlesex University (London) respectively. His desire to work on the music education scene in India made him carry on taking a Masters degree from Kingston University (London) in Music Education with a minor specialisation in Film Scoring.
He scored his first major success as a singer when he released his solo album Bhasmatheertham at the age of 13. Sachin was honoured with CCRT Talent Scholarship (1999-2007) by the Ministry of Culture (India) for his music studies. He was also chosen as the winner in Classical Music Vocal Performance at the Kerala State School Youth Festival (2004), Kerala University Youth Festival (2006) and the Inter-University South Zone Youth Festival (2007). In 2004, he received the first LPR Varma Memorial Award for Carnatic music and in 2012 he received The AR Rahman Scholarship for completing his degree from Middlesex University, London.
Sachin has been featured in local and national print (including The Hindu, Metro Manorama, The New Indian Express) and being part of the KM Sufi Ensemble he was featured in the Oprah Winfrey Show. He also performed for the BBC Hindi Network and his debut film song as a composer from the movie Unarv was featured in BBC Asian Network as the Song of the week (April 2015).
With Indian and Western classical music training behind him, Sachin displays a distinct style of singing that combines aspects of both the styles. He got the opportunity to perform Ghazal concerts that he is majorly focussing on now, across India for various organisations namely Sound Engineering Academy, Trivandrum and ICCR, Kolkata and also in the UK for Sangeetha of the UK, MAUK and London Hindu Aikyavedi in Croydon, Derby, Enfield, Manor Park and Southampton when he was a student at Kingston University. He is also the co-founder and lead singer of the first KMMC Band NICHEwhich focus on fusing opera, jazz, Carnatic and Hindustani music. He has closely associated and worked with German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and Dr.AR Rahman for a concert tour Classic Incantations (India and Germany) as part of KMMC Chamber Choir in 2012.
Apart from singing, Sachin showed his skill in music composing when he composed the theme song for International Federation of Indian Dance (2012) based in Moscow. He released his debut music video Tribute to Swathi (2013) in association with Qyuki and KMMC on Swathi Thirunal’s 200th birth anniversary and has collaborated with film maker Manoj Shiva and composed music for a documentary titled Our Story (2014), funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, UK. He also composed and sung two songs for his debut movie Unarv in 2015. His upcoming projects include Indo-German Movie Swayam, directed by R.Sarath and British film Kamsa directed by Vignesh Vyas.
He taught Indian classical music in Milton Keynes, UK for two years for students of age ranging 7-50 and his students performed for Tyagaraja Festival at Birmingham Temple and at the Milton Keynes Music Festival. In Nov 2014, Sachin was invited by his Professor Dr. Jane Masters at Kingston University to give a lecture on the topic Understanding Unfamiliar Musics for the Post Graduate Students. At KMMC, Sachin is currently training students of Preparatory Division in Western Classical Vocal Music.