Hailing from the rhythm family, Mahesh Vinayakram has invariably chosen the art of Vocal music . No wonder he is the son of grammy award winner Padmashri T.H. Vikku Vinayakram.
Mahesh Vinayakram, today is one of the leading artists in the field of Carnatic and world music. He started his career as a SOLO VOCALIST at the age of 12. He had an opportunity to take vocal lessons from Gurus like Shri H.Y. Narayanan, Shri O.S. Thiagarajan, Mrs. Savithiri Sathyamurthy, Shri. Bhagavathulu Seetharama Sarma (Kalapeetham, Chennai) and he is taking advanced lessons from Smt. Radhaviswanathan Daughter of Bharth Rathna M.S. Subbulakshmi
Having performed in all metro cities as solo performer in concerts . He has also trained himself as a Fusion Singer for various foreign bands with various foreign artists. One of the Bands named "Good People in times of Evil" with artists Mr. Jonas Hellborg in Bass and Shawn Lane in Guitar with his two brothers and another percussion Group named "Sapthaakshara" - a Group Conducted by his father Padmashri Shri. T.H. Vikku Vinayakram.
He has toured extensively to almost all places in the world for both the Bands listed above. To list a few U.S, Germany , France , Italy , Norway , Sweden , Mauritius , South Africa , Ghana , Kenya , Indonesia , London , Etc.
He has received many prizes and Awards in the inter-school and College Competitions. He has many Awards to his Credits: To list a few,
"Unesco Award" for Millenium 2000 Concert held at Indonesia .
"Maharajapuram Santhanam Award" by Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai - 2000.
Best Performance Award by " Venkateswara Temple - Pittsburg U.S.A.
"Best Performance Award" by High Commission of India concert held at Kenya 2002.
He has many Albums to his credits to list a few
“Drums On Fire” – James Asher, London
"Icon" – Jonas Hellborg, Sweden . ‘Live Show Of Paris ”
"Karnatic Classicals" - by CSC, Chennai
"Impressions" - by Music Today, Chennai.
“New Morning” as DVD and many other projects in fusion and world music in India and abroad.