Uppalapu Srinivas is an Indian Mandolin player of the Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India. Srinivas plays an electric mandolin and has collaborated with John McLaughlin and Michael Nyman. He was awarded the Padma Sri in 1998.
U. Srinivas made his first public Carnatic concert performance in 1978 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, during the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival. Soon, he came to perform in the Madras Music Season in 1981 for the Indian Fine Arts Society. In 1983, he performed at the Jazz Fest Berlin where the audience requested him to do a repeat performance.
He continued touring the world — Australia, Southeast Asia and then Southwest Asia, followed by the United States and Canada.