Vidya Kanthan has been having her formal lessons in Carnatic music from Srirangam Sri S. Prasanna Venkatesh since the age of five. Since 2015, Vidya has also been learning from the renowned Guru Neyveli Sri Santhanagopalan. Vidya has received numerous awards and prizes for her music over the years in Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, CMANA etc, including the MS Subbulakshmi award (CMANA 2013), CMANA Junior Musician Award for 2015, and Concert Competition winner (Cleveland Aradhana 2015). Vidya has performed concerts in the December music season in Chennai India, and in New Jersey since 2008 both individually and with her sister Sruti Kanthan. She is a Senior at the West Orange High School and also plays the piano and clarinet. She is part of the Wind Ensemble in her High School band and is on the Varsity Tennis team.