At the age of 5 years, Abhijith used to listen to and repeat songs he heard on television / radio. It was on a ‘Talents day’ at his school (Sri Aurobindo Memorial School, Bangalore), when he sang Pt Bhimsen Joshi ji's portion of 'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara', that it was noted by the school's Principal and Manager (Ms Aditi Vasisht and her brother Sri Raj Vasisht-a student of Pt A Kanan). They sent a letter home, asking his parents, Smt Shwetha Shenoy K and Sri Satish Shenoy K, to have him pursue Hindustani Classical Vocal.

His grandmother Smt Radha Shenoy spared no effort in the search for a Guru, whom she found in Pt D B Harindra - of the Gwalior Gharana; one of the leading vocalists in Bangalore; one of the founders of Hindustani Sangeet Kalakara Mandali; one among the first to propagate Hindustani Classical Vocal in Bangalore.