Classical Dancers

Pooja Murugan

Pooja Murugan

Pooja has been learning Bharathanatyam from the age of 6. Primarily she was tutored by Smt. Vidya Bhavani Suresh and has been with Neeraja Krishna’s Thaandavam for the past 7 years. Pooja has been a lead dancer in the various thematic presentations of Thaandavam where she is also an assistant teacher.

G.Shruthilekha

G. Shruthilekha

G.Shruthilekha Bharatanatyam Dancer Disciple of Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan She has been trained under the tutleage of her guru Kalaimamani Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan for the past seven years.

Subhadra Marimuthu

Subhadra Marimuthu

Kumari. Subhadra Marimuthu (D/O Mr. R. Marimuthu & Mrs. Vasumathi Marimuthu), a Lawyer by profession, is a Bharatnatyam artist who has been learning the art from the age of 5 under the able guidance of her guru Smt. Kausalya Srinivasan.

Nalacharitham

Nalacharitham

With symbols representing Kathakali and the warriors of the region arranged suggestively in a far corner of Rukmini Arangam, (curiously, it resembled Krishna seated on an elephant), ‘Nalacharitham’ unfolded in its dramatic glory.

Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan

Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan

Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan, popularly known as the Dhananjayans are regarded as the legendary dancing couple of India. An Economics graduate, Dhananjayan passion for dancing is something exceptional. “Teaching is a great education.

M V Narasimhachari

M V Narasimhachari

Shri M.V. Narasimhachari and Shrimati M. Vasanthalakshmi, the well-known duo in Kuchipudi dance, have been at the forefront of their chosen field for many years. Shri Narasimhachari was born in Chennai in 1942 and Shrimati Vasanthalakshmi in 1954 at Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh.

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharataNatyam. She is hailed as a creative artist who brings depth, intensity and naturalness to her work. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.

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.

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala

Smt Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer for 3 decades, choreographer, teacher, and organizer, hails from a family of conniesseurs of fine arts. Parvathi is one of the senior most disciples of eminent guru Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnakumari Narendran and veteran Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.

Swarnamalya

Swarnamalya

Swarnamalya is a Tamil actress and TV anchor. She is also a bharathanatyam dancer. She is currently acting in a Kalaignar TV serial called Thekkathi Ponnu which is directed by Bharathiraja. She is a famous classical dancer. Swarnamalya means “A golden garland”.