Classical Dancers

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is one of the leading exponent of Odissi, an ancient classical dance form of Orissa. She has been called a philosopher among dancers for her opinions and interpretations.

Shobana

Shobana

Shobana acted for the first time in a leading role in the Malayalam motion picture April 18 in 1984, directed by Balachandra Menon. She also acted alongside the Malayalam actor Mammootty in the film Kanamarayathu (1984).

Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai, one of the leading exponents of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, is the daughter of the dancing legend Mrinalini Sarabhai and the renowned scientist Vikram Sarabhai.

Megna Murali

Megna Murali

Megna Murali, is a passionate dancer. When she was 7 years old, she came under the tutelage of a very talented guru Mrs. Radhika Ganesh to learn Bharathanatyam. Under Guru Radhika Ganesh’s guidance, she was able to focus immensely on intricate aspects of the dance, mainly, the bhava.

Srekala Bharath

Srekala Bharath

Srekala Bharath is a unique combination of dancer, choreographer and teacher par excellence. Srekala started dancing at the tender age of seven and danced her way into the hearts of the people with her vibrant style, agile footwork and subtle abhinaya.

Vithisha

Vithisha

Vithisha is a student of Dhwani group under the auspices of Shri Renjith Babu and Shrimathi Vijna Vasudevan.She has been practicing dance as a penance since the age of four and has received awards and accolades for her performances.

Meenakshi Ragavan

Meenakshi Ragavan

Abinaya kalaimani S.R. meenakshi Raghavan is a devoted exponent of bharathanatyam. She has devoted her life to the divine Bharathanatyam for the past several years.She has enthralled the audience in several city sabhas by her masterly exposition of Jathis.

Madurai R.Muralidharan

Madurai R.Muralidharan

Muralidharan has composed Varnams, Thillanas and Alarippus in all the 35 Talas which is very rare and complicated to handle with a touch of novelty. Mr. Muralidharan, ushering a new era in composing ‘varnams’ for the Bharathanatyam repertoire with new themes and in a slightly different format encompassing varied rhythmic cycles with matching lyrics.

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Vishweswaran is famed as one of the leading Bharatnatyam dancers of India. A competent performer, teacher and choreographer, she heads her own dance institution, ‘Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)’, at Chennai.

Dr Padma Subramanyam

Dr Padma Subramanyam

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the legendary Bharatnatyam dancer is a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, choreographer, music composer & musician, teacher, author and indologist. She is now the director of ‘Nrithyodaya’- the dance school founded in 1942 by her father, in Chennai.