As a child prodigy at the age of 2, Sowmya received her early music lessons from her father Dr. M Srinivasan, and later came under the influence of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr .S Ramanathan and blossomed into a fine concert vocalist straight away. She also sharpened her skills under Smt. T. Muktha.
Sowmya began singing while she was in school. Her maiden performance was at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha during the annual `Gokulakshtami festival’ when she was in the ninth standard. Talent and hard work have made Sowmya one of the leading Carnatic vocalists today.