Bhavatharani is married to an advertising executive R. Sabariraj, son of S.N. Ramachandran a former journalist who went into publishing and started Kannan Advertising. She studied in Rosary Metric school in Chennai where she was a classmate of the famous singer Bhargavi. She is an Indian Tamil singer and music director. She is the daughter of film composer Ilaiyaraaja and her brothers are the noted film composers Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja. She has mostly sung songs under her father and her brothers’ direction. She was awarded the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2001 for her rendition of the song “Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu” from the film Bharathi, composed by her father Ilaiyaraaja. She made her debut as a singer in Raasaiya. The song was a super hit.