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. She has an active concert career.
Parvathi perpetuates the beauty of Pandanallur style, marks sprightly Nritta, involved Abinaya and a sincerity of purpose. Parvathi’s creation extended from her solo repertoire and productions to outstanding group choreography. Her thematic presentations reflect her intellectual approach, aesthetic sensibility and quest for the spiritual in art.
She has enthralled the audience with her solo thematic presentations and panoramic dance ballet on devotional themes, which were well acclaimed by the press and public. Performed extensively in Singapore, Malaysia, UK, French West Indies. She is an “A” grade artist of Doordarshan. Parvathi’s exceptional style of dance has found expression even on television with her choreography for telefilms.
Her dance drama Utchi Tilagam, which even today continues to enjoy widespread exposure and admiration of National audience. Special items choreographed for the world reknown Brahmakumaris’ organization. Serves as Joint Secretary of ABHAI. Daughter-in-law of legendary singer Late Padmashri Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.
Awards & Titles
• Recipient of several titles and awards including the prestigious “Kalaimamani” conferred by the Govt. of TamilNadu
• Best “Natyacharya” (best teacher) by the Indian Fine Arts
• “Natya Ilavarasi from Shanmuganandha Sabha, New Delhi
• “Padma Sadhana” from Padma Sarangapani Trust
• Vocational excellence from the Rotary Club.