Mahesh Vinayakram, illustrious son of the Ghatam legend Padmabhushan T.H.Vikku Vinayakram is the first Indian male singer to be cast in the theater Cirque du Soleil. He is a UNESCO Millennium award winner. He started his career as a SOLO VOCALIST at the age of 12 & he is a senior disciple (shisya) of Smt. Radha Viswanathan, daughter of Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi and continuing the Semmangudi parampara (bhani) of sangita pithamahar Shri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer in Carnatic music presentation. He had opportunities to get vocal lessons from Gurus like Shri H.Y. Narayanan, Shri O.S. Thiagarajan, Smt. Savithiri Sathyamurthy, Shri. Bhagavathulu Seetharama Sarma (Kalapeetham, Chennai).
Being a master degree holder in sociology & secretaryship from Madras University and Annamalai University, his passion was always for music.
Having performed in all metro cities as solo Carnatic performer in concerts in major sabhas, he has also trained himself as a contemporary singer for various world class musicians like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Stevesmith, Sandeep Raval, Talvin Singh, George Brooks, Kai, James Asher, Jonas Hellborg, Shawn Lane, Pete Lockett, and world class productions like Sapthaakshara, a family band led by his father Padmabhushan. T.H. Vikku Vinayakram having all his siblings and shisyas on stage.