Dr. R Asha, Managing Trustee of Shrivaikuntham Religious Trust and Director of Hamsaanandham, is a writer, multifaceted artist and scholar. She has a doctorate on the kritis of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar and is a disciple of musical veterans “Gana Kala Bharati”, “Sangita Kala Pravina”, “Dasa Kala Ratna”, Smt. Seetha Narayanan and veena vidhushi “Diksitarini”, “Sangita Kala Acarya”, late Smt. Kalpagam Swaminathan. She is also well trained in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam.
Dr. R Asha has released books on Dikshitar, gives speeches and lec-dems and is a regular contributor to various magazines. At Hamsaanandham, she imparts her knowledge to earnest aspirants. Under her supervision, her students have performed in various events.