Dr K Omana Kutty is a performer, composer, teacher and writer, all rolled into one. Switching roles with consummate ease, Omanakutty has enthralled audiences and guided disciples and students for over four decades now. Dr Omanakutty is also noted for her research and publications in the field of music. On the same note, her research on Kathakali music led to her doctorate in this field. She currently serves as professor and Head of the Department of Music in the University of Kerala. She also chairs Sangeetha Bharathi, a private organization promoting young talents in music. Her elder brother, MG Radhakrishnan is a renowned music director in Malayalam cine industry circles and her younger brother, MG Sreekumar is a classical/semi-classical and playback singer. She has also some very talented disciples like B Arundhati, playback singer KS Chitra, and Reshmi among others.