Shruthi had its humble beginnings on 20th March, 1993 and the initiative was mainly by Dr Kuna Iyenkaran. Mr Param, Mrs Saras Param, Dr Mallika Prasad, Mr Krishnamoorthy, Mrs Raji Krishnamurthy, Mrs Prema Iyer were the initial people amongst many others, who worked with Dr Kuna Iyenkaran enabling Shruthi to organize several events.
There were around 10 families who were keenly interested in promoting art and culture that were predominantly south Indian in nature. A few people who could sing were roped in to start an informal gathering. Initially, film music with ragam based songs/dance were encouraged. The nomenclature – Shruthi- is based on the 7 musical notes and the logo came much later. Functions of this group were attended by people who originated from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and other countries.