Born in Soolamangalam near Tanjore - a village with musical heritage, of Karnam Ramaswmai Ayyar & Janaki Ammal, the Soolamangalam sisters had their training in music from K.G.Murthi of Soolamangalam, Pathamadai S.Krishnan, Mayavaram Venugopalayyar.
Known as Soolamangalam Sisters, Jayalakshmi Soolamangalam and Rajalakshmi Soolamangalam, are Carnatic vocalists well known for their devotional songs in Tamil.
The duo-sisters were very popular for their matchless rendition of National and Devotional songs. They had a hectic practice for about three decades and were much sought after for providing background music in films. Their Kandha Shasti Kavasam album is very popular with the Lord Muruga devotees.