Jyothishmathi Sheejith is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist and composer who received her postgraduate diploma in music from the Kalakshetra Foundation in 1997. She has performed as a lead vocalist for many classic Kalakshetra Repertory ensemble dance productions, and as an independent artist, she has toured with
illustrious Bharatanatyam exponents such as CV Chandrasekkar, VP and Shanta Dhananjayan, Leela Samson, and Malavika Sarukkai. Jyothishmathi has composed several musical scores for dance as an individual artist and in partnership with dancer- choreographer husband Sheejith Krishna. Their innovative and critically lauded collaborations include Masquerade (2007), Krishna Bharatam (2009), Parinaamam (2010), and Pravaaha (2013). she has composed music for Sahrdaya Foundation’s music-dance-theatre adaptation of Miguel Cervantes’s early seventeenth-century classic novel, Don Quixote, which premiered at the Music Academy Madras in 2015, Most recently composed music for the production Rithu, a collaboration with US based dancer and choreographer Suchi Sairam.