Mahesh Raghvan

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Mahesh Raghvan
Background information
Occupation(s)Fusion artist
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  • MSc.
  • Bachelors of Audio Production
Alma mater
  • University of Edinburgh
  • SAE Institute, Dubai

Mahesh Raghvan is a Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music fusion artist.[1] He is known for playing Carnatic music on the iPad[2] on an app named GeoShred.[3]


Mahesh Raghvan has completed his MSc in Digital Composition and Performance from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.[4] He also completed his Bachelors of Audio Production from SAE Institute, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[5]

Musical Career

Mahesh gained popularity through his YouTube channel[6] that he created in July 2014,[7] where he releases Carnatic fusion music and Indian style covers of pop music. With over 300,000[8] subscribers today, his videos have garnered millions of hits.[9][10] He became known for his ability to play Carnatic Music on the iPad[11] application GeoShred.[12] He is the creative director of IndianRaga,[1] an organization that promotes Indian Fine Arts. Mahesh has over 500,000 streams on Spotify as on December 2019.[13]

He has collaborated with the likes of Ranjani-Gayatri,[14] Aruna Sairam,[15] P. Unnikrishnan[16] and Jordan Rudess.[17] Mahesh is part of two bands: Carnatic 2.0 with violinist Shravan Sridhar[18][19] and The Thayir Sadam Project with vocalist Bindu Subramaniam, violinist Ambi Subramaniam and percussionist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan.[20][13]

Critical Appreciation

"He’s a youth icon in the music field, a YouTube sensation and boasts of over 6,00,000 fan following online. Chennai-based music fusion artiste Mahesh Raghvan is known for his unique brand of peppy and urbane Carnatic music."[21]

"A Carnatic fusion artiste, Mahesh has been gaining enormous popularity, especially among the millennials, for his hip, foot-tapping Carnatic versions of popular songs — some of which are arguably better than the original compositions."[22]

"From Adele’s Hello to the epic soundtrack of Game of Thrones, 26-year-old Mahesh Raghvan continues to infuse Carnatic wonder into popular mainstream hits. Most of his tracks have garnered over a million views each on social media platforms"[23]

Mahesh Raghvan in the Media



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mahesh Raghvan". IndianRaga. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  2. Yadav, Nandini (2016-08-25). "This man uses iPad Pro to recreate Friends theme song in an Indian classical style". BGR India. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  3. gps. "Mahesh Raghvan Shares His Xitar 1.5 GeoShred Preset". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  4. "Graduate profile: Mahesh Raghvan | Edinburgh College of Art". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  5. "Alumni Stories". SAE Dubai. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  6. Chatterjee, Anamika. "Watch: Dubai-based musician gives Adele an Indian makeover". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  7. "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  8. "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  9. jha, neha (2016-05-23). "Game of Thrones: Desi versions of Western hits". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  10. "Carnatic music is one of the most complex and complete systems of music that exists in the world: Mahesh Raghvan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  11. Akundi, Sweta (2018-07-16). "Ragas on my iPad". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  12. "GeoShred - Wizdom Music". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  13. 13.0 13.1 S, Yogitha (2019-12-20). "Fresh twists to Carnatic music Carnatic 2.0 Reloaded - And how!". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  14. Narayanan, Lavanya (2018-09-20). "A novel venture with Chakravaham". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  15. "Aruna Sairam & The Thayir Sadam Project Featured The SaPa Choir | RITZ". RITZ Magazine. 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  16. "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  17. "Light Becomes Day - collaboration with Mahesh Raghvan!". Jordan Rudess. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  18. Paitandy, Priyadarshini (2019-08-29). "Check out Carnatic 2.0's new video 'Mylapore Rap'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  19. Shrikumar, A. (2018-08-24). "A heady medley". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  20. "The Thayir Sadam Project". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  21. Shrikumar, A. (2018-08-24). "A heady medley". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  22. "Tech-sonic blends". Deccan Herald. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  23. Bhavani, Divya Kala (2017-06-29). "Despacito's desi flair". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-11.

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