Mahesh Vinayakram comes from a family of illustrious musicians. His father, Grammy and Padma Bhushan awardee, T.H. Vikku Vinayakram, trained Mahesh from an early age. Mahesh went on to share the stage with legends like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Steve Smith, Talvin Singh and many others at venues across the world. He is a UNESCO Millennium award winner and the first Indian to be cast for a production by the world-famous theatre company Cirque du Soleil. He has also recorded and appeared on several music albums.