Nandini Srikar, Mumbai Nandini has been trained in the field of music since childhood. Her mother was a professional carnatic vocalist (disciple of Padma Bhushan Shri. B. Rajam Iyer), and she used to also played Hindustani music on the sitar. Nandini started playing the veena (by herself and would play whatever she heard). And this was at an age of 3 1/2 yrs, and she gave her first public performance at the age of 5. At the same time, she also learnt sitar from her mother. Nandini's uncle influenced her with rock, blues and jazz.