Born in Mumbai , India, her training in music started at a tender age with her mother Smt Lakshmi Narayanan. Her basic training in violin was under the guidance of Sri. Ramakrishna Sarma of Mumbai .
Violin being her strength and forte , she went on to pursue advanced training and professional performance skills under the tutelage of the Violin Maestro Padmabhushan. Lalgudi. G .Jayaraman.
Padma is also one of the few privileged artistes who learnt to sing Padmavibhushan . Dr .M. Balamuralikrishna ji’s compositions directly from the maestro himself.
Padma has done her Masters in Music from the University of Madras and is an “A” graded artiste in All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Padma is presently the curriculum coordinator in Shankar Mahadevan Academy , an online university of music founded by Mr. Shankar Mahadevan , the renowned Bollywood music director and singer.
She has performed in all leading organisations and major festivals all over India and abroad. In June 2004, she has performed in the first ever carnatic classical symphony composed and conducted by Lalgudi. Jayaraman and Lalgudi G. J R Krishnan and which was premiered in Singapore.
Has participated in the Tam Tam fest 2007 held in Tel Aviv, Israel with the Laya Project Live (world music).Have participated in the Earth Sync Festival 2008 with world musicians. In 2011, she accompanied Anoushka Shankar at the premier of her album “Traveller” in Girona, Spain.