Bindu Subramaniam

Bindu Subramaniam is a singer, songwriter, and Co-Founder and CEO of SaPa. She is passionate about using intercultural perspectives and trans disciplinary education to create systemic change, and develop cultural democracy and 21st century skills in children.

SaPa works with 30,000 children each year through its in-schools program. In 2020, the organisation built an online learning platform hosting self-paced courses by some of the world’s best musicians – like Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, Anup Jhalota, Russ Miller, Usha Uthup, and more.

Bindu sings as part of SubraMania – a contemporary world music band she formed with her brother Ambi Subramaniam – and The Thayir Sadam Project, formed with Ambi, Carnatic fusion artist Mahesh Raghvan, and Indian percussionist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan.

Bindu was one of India’s first educators to develop a toddler-focused musical training module and has co-authored 15 SaPa textbooks in total. She was listed on GQ’s 2021 list of 25 most influential young Indians, and was named among BusinessWorld’s 40 under 40. She completed the Stanford Seed Transformation Program (cohort of 2020), has a master’s degree in law from London University, a master’s certificate in songwriting and music business from Berklee College of Music, a Montessori diploma, an MPhil, and a PhD in Music Education.

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