Ms. Sankaram has received commissions from Beth Morrison Projects, HERE Arts Center, and Opera on Tap,among others. She has received the Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theater Wing, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, MAP Fund, Opera America, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Meet the Composer, and many others. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, Kamala created MIRANDA, a steampunk murder, which won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.
Kamala has performed with Anthony Braxton, Beth Morrison Projects, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Wooster Group, Anti-Social Music, and Petr Kotik, among others.
Ms. Sankaram also holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the New School for Social Research