Had her initial training in music from early childhood. After her formal graduation she proceeded to Khairagarh to graduate with a Diploma in Vocal Music. She further went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Indira Kala Sangeetha University. She again proceeded to New Delhi for her advanced training in music where she has been the student of great maestros like Prof.T.N.Krishnan, Prof.T.R.Subrahmanyam and Prof.Leela Omchery. She took Post Graduation in Carnatic Music from the Delhi University. Before joining IIPA she has been serving as the Lecturer of Music at the Training College, Mahatma Gandhi.University, Kerala. She is the wife of Shri. Ambilikuttan.She is currently the Head of Carnatic Department in the Indian Institute of Performing Arts.