Swamimalai K. Suresh is a veteran artiste and an internationally-recognized nattuvanar. He is an accomplished vocalist, composer, dancer, and choreographer, and hails from a family of renowned musicians who guided him through rigorous musical training at a young age. He holds advanced degrees in music and is a guest faculty at the Madras University Indian Music Department and Kalakshetra.
As part of a rare group of artists, Suresh is able to conduct a full dance recital with nattuvangam (wielding of cymbals) while simultaneously providing vocal accompaniment. Recipient of many notable awards, he is the Director of the Samarpana Academy of Fine Arts, Chennai and Co-Artistic Director at Shubanjali School of Performing Arts, USA