Jayalakshmi Sekhar was born in a family of musicians in South India. From an early age on she got music lessons from her father. She started with singing, violin and flute. Today, the Veena, a string instrument, is her favourite instrument. Her most important teachers were Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalandihi, Dr. Sripada Pinakapani and Padmabhuan Lalgudi Sri Jayaraman, one of the most famous musicians of South India. Today Jayalakshmi lives in Chennai and in Malaysia.