Manasa Suresh was initiated into Carnatic music under her mother, Anu Suresh. Since 2008, Manasa has been under the guidance of Padmabhushan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswamy, Chennai. She also learns from Kunnakudi M. Balamurali Krishna, one of the prime disciples of Padmabhushan Sri. P.S. Narayanaswamy. Manasa has won many prizes over the years, most recently the first prize at the Times Thyagaraja Awards held at the Music Academy in 2015. She has also performed at various venues in the US, UK, and India. A 2013-2014 Fulbright scholar for Carnatic music and a graded artist of All India Radio, Chennai, Manasa currently works in the biotech field and serves as a faculty member in Carnatic music at Shruthi Swara Laya, CA.