Shardul has been learning Carnatic vocal music for the past 10 years. He started his formal training under Sri Ashvin Bhogendra and has been learning from him for the past 8 years. He has been learning from his grandmother Smt Suguna Varadachari for the past 4 years. Also undergoing layam training from guru Sri Suresh Ramachandran. Shardul will be an incoming Freshman at JP STEVENS Highschool this fall 2020.
Since 2014, Shardul has participated in several prestigious North America based music festivals and won several prizes in competitions held at Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, CMANA, Sivan Fine Arts, Nadasudha and Saptami. He has performed in organisations such BRINDAVANI, Sruti Thyagaraja Aradhana, Symphony and Choir events conducted by Sri K.N. Shashikiran and Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan respectively as well as Sustaining Sampradaya concerts(2018 & 2019) conducted by the Cleveland Aradhana committee. In summer of 2018, he did his first performance in Chennai at Sunaadalahari run by the INDIRA RANGANTHAN TRUST.
In additional to Carnatic music, Shardul also learns Western Violin and loves playing tennis. He is also part of the National History day Club at his school and his team’s documentary was one of the documentaries selected for National competitions in 2020.