EP #31: Luksimi Sivaneswaralingam – Award-Winning Kollywood Singer & Elementary School Teacher

Luksimi Sivaneswaralingam (@luksimimusic) is an award-winning Kollywood singer and elementary school teacher from Toronto. She joins Ara on this week’s episode of The Tamil Creator to discuss how Jayam Ravi (@jayamravi_official) reaching out to her on Instagram helped her music career build traction, being verified on Instagram, why she’s made it a habit to disconnect from technology more frequently, what its like balancing her music career with her teaching profession, and a lot more.

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– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/luksimimusic/)
– Twitter (https://twitter.com/luksimimusic)

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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Luksimi Siva
03:59 – Being invited to Chennai by Jayam Ravi
05:38 – The aftermath of everything; family’s reaction, growing fanbase, getting verified on Instagram
10:54 – Balancing her music career and teaching profession
13:31 – Luksimi’s projects; how she gets them, what she’s working on
15:50 – How she makes a living off of what she does
16:46 – Her experience travelling the world to perform
18:15 – Luksimi’s creative process; how she finds inspiration
21:47 – Are Luksimi’s friends creative like her?
23:56 – Luksimi’s biggest wins and failures in the last 3-5 years
27:26 – Where she sees herself in the next 3-5 years
28:19 – Hobbies outside of work; nature, netflix, and more
30:21 – The personal legacy Luksimi wants to have
31:25 – What advice she would give her younger self
32:40 – Her favourite source of knowledge
33:39 – How being able to disconnect from technology has changed Luksimi’s life
35:45 – How the Tamil community in Toronto has supported her journey
37:18 – Who is Luksimi inspired by?
41:33 – Advice she has for fellow aspiring Tamil creators
42:43 – Creator Confessions
46:07 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan