Classical Dancer

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Vipanchee

Vipanchee

Mythology says that the veena held by Goddess Saraswathi was named ‘Vipanchee’ and ‘Vipanchee Natyalaya’, a dance institute run by Kalaimamani Dr. Saraswati derives its name from there. Entering the dance hall in Vipanchee with its aesthetic settings engulfs everyone in melody and rhythm. Dance choreography and rehearsals are round the clock activity and it all started when Dr. Saraswati came down from the North of India after having acquired the distinction of a renowned dancer and decided to set up an institution for teaching dance. This idea was translated into the establishment of a dance school by name ‘Ramana Sudha Natyalaya’.

Yamini Krishnamurthy

Yamini Krishnamurthy

Yamini Purna Tilaka Krishnamurthy alias Yamini Krishnamurthy, accomplished Bharatanatyam andKuchipudi dancer who has dedicated her life to Indian classical dance for decades, was born in 1940, in Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh. She hails from an eminent family which was more literarily than artistically inclined. Yamini’s father, M. Krishnamurthy, was a Sanskrit scholar and grandfather was an expert in Urdu poetry.

Shruthi-Lekha

G.SHRUTHI LEKHA

G.Shruthi Lekha, passionate and highly talented Bharatanatyam dancer has been trained under the eminent Guru Kalaimamani Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan for the past thirteen years. Her innate abilities coupled with hard work has made her a very promising dancer.