Lakshmanan holds a Vadhya Visharad Diploma in Tabla from the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS). Lakshmanan began his journey in Tabla under the guidance of Guru Ahmed Sarfraaz, and he is currently a disciple of Guru Mihir Kundu. Lakshmanan won the 1st prize at the Sur Taal Sangam Competitions 2019 for Tabla. Lakshmanan has performed extensively in concerts as well as dance theatre productions both locally and abroad. Owing to his deep interest to explore music from all facets, Lakshmanan pursued the subject academically as well, graduating with a Diploma in Music from Lasalle College of The Arts, and aspires to further his academic pursuit in music.