Puja Unni Classical Dancer Profile

Puja Unni
Bharatha Natyam, Mohiniyattam
Puja Unni Classical Dancer Profile
Puja Unni is a well known classical dancer hails from Palakkad. She is trained under the eminent guidance of Padmashree Kalamandalam Kshemavathy (Mohiniyaatam), Padmabhushan C.V.Chandrasekar (Bharatanatyam), Smt. Methil Devika (Kuchipudi and Mohiniyaatam), Renjith Vijna duo (Bharatanatyam), R.L.V.T.K Anil Kumar (Bharatanatyam) for the past 17 years and continues to upgrade her skills and talents by frequently attending classes and workshops.
She has received the title "NATYASARADHI" at the 2nd International Dance Festival, held in Vishakhapatnam also achieved the "NRITYA BHUSHANA" title from Mysore. She has declared as the "Best Classical Dancer 2012" from Vimala College, Thrissur. She achieved many prizes in various collegiate and inter- collegiate level competitions.
Puja Unni performed in many dance festival which includes Puthur Music and Dance Festival, Bharat Nrityotsav, Swaralaya dance festival and world dance day celebrations at Dubai. She Worked as Assistant Choreographer in the Malayalam movie "KARMAYOGI"(Starring: Indrajith, Nithya Menon, Padmini Kohlapure). She also Choreographed for "POORAM FESTIVAL", Dubai.
    Contact Details and Biodata
    Puja Unni
    Bahwan Towers
    Al Nahda
    Dubai
    UAE
    00971529212642

    Bombay Jayashri Carnatic music vocalist Profile

    Bombay Jayashri
    Carnatic music, Classical Music, Music
    Bombay Jayashri  Carnatic music vocalist Profile
    The contemplative quality, her expository technique giving space for creativity, her intuitive and melodic approach; all these lend a spiritual tone to Bombay Jayashri's music- states a renowned critic in The Hindu.
    Born into a family of musicians with rich lineage and steeped in pedigree music, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of legend Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman and Smt T R Balamani. Jayashri, today not only bears the torch of the Lalgudi tradition, but has also evolved a distinct style of her own.
    With a career extending over two decades, Jayashri is today among the most sought after Carnatic musicians. The myriad aficionados, spanning generations, that throng her concerts would bear ample testimony to this. Her work has won her the acclaim of prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
    Jayashri has deployed the essence of the classical idiom most effectively in her search for avenues beyond the concert format. More recently she has harnessed her skills towards composing music as a powerful catalyst in promoting our rich legacy in literature and other art forms which have opened up new vistas for exploring her creative instincts. Her composition for the operatic ballet based on the Tamil Epic – 'Silapadhikaaram' is an example of this.
    In her voyage as a cultural ambassador of India's rich heritage, Jayashri has performed extensively in India and abroad in the most prestigious fora, drawing critical acclaim wherever she performed. Jayashri has the rare privilege of being the first Carnatic classical performer in the Opera House in Durban and the Russian Opera House in Helsinki, Finland. Drawing from this exposure Jayashri has been collaborating extensively with Western classical music groups in creating what could truly be described as world music which opens up new vistas of music appreciation.
    Another dimension to music which Jayash
      Contact Details and Biodata

      Chembai Venkitaraman Violinist and Vocalist in Carnatic Classical Music Profile

      Chembai Venkitaraman
      Violin
      Chembai Venkitaraman Violinist and Vocalist in Carnatic Classical Music Profile
      Sri. Chembai CK Venkitaraman , Head of the Department of Violin — Chembai Memorial Government Music College Palakkad, is a senior Carnatic Violinist and a sought after music teacher , from Palakkad, Kerala.
      Born on 14th September, 1958, into one of the most illustrious musical families in Kerala, Sri.Chembai Venkitaraman studied carnatic vocal music from his father Sri.Chembai Kothandaraman who is a disciple of Late Sri.Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavather and who was Professor of music in Kerala Kalamandalam.
      Sri.Venkitaraman continued his studies and passed Ganabhooshanam with first class and First rank, and later Gana Praveena also with First Rank.
      After studies, worked as a music teacher in Kerala Kalamandalam for some time, and later joined as a violin tutor in Chembai Memorial Government Music College,Palakkad,Kerala in 1988. Now he is the Head of the Department of Violin at Chembai Memorial Government Music Colege,Palakkad,Kerala.
      Mother C.S.Subbalakshmi , is niece of Sri.Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. Now, Sri.Chembai Venkitaraman lives in Tharakkad,Palakkad with his wife ,Padma and son CV Sreeram.
        Contact Details and Biodata
        Chembai CK Venkitaraman
        Violinist
        7/482
        "Sreeram"
        Tharakkad
        Palakkad-Kerala
        09447708112
        0491-2538112

        Rema Shrikant Dancer choreographer & teacher Profile

        Rema Shrikant
        Bharatha Natyam
        Rema Shrikant Dancer choreographer & teacher Profile
        A Keralite by origin, Rema has had intensive training in Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi under veteran masters including her father, Guru Krishna Panicker, mother Gowri Panicker; and Padmabhusan Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar. A Gold Medalist in Bharatanatyam from M.S. University, she has done her Masters in Performing Arts with specialization in Bharatanatyam. She is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India for cultural exchange programs and also with the Gujarat government as its choreographer for Vibrant shows. She has conducted many workshops in India and abroad. Rema has been training students in her institute, Ellora Center for Performing Arts since 1976.
        Rema has performed several times in India and abroad. Gauri Parimoo, dance critic commented in Times of India that "Rema communicates with her audiences with persuasive intensity through her nritta and abhinaya. This talented dancer adheres to the traditional classical form. With her extreme sincerity and her unique style, one finds a true blend of the finer aspects of various schools and systems in her repertoire. Her performances are both visual delight and a satisfying experience to the connoisseurs as well as the commoner. Dance as a visual medium has found a true expression through Rema and Rema is a dancer par excellence"
        Rema has choreographed many dance dramas based on traditional and modern themes and include Nritya Nivedanam, Gita Govindam, Andal, Mooladharam, Maya, Keraleeyam, Shrusti Tandavam etc. These dance dramas have been presented at major dance festivals of the country and abroad including Festival of India in Russia, Uday Shankar Dance Festival, Kolkata, Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academi Festival Ahmedabad, Gujarat Festival Kolkata, Kalamandalam Saptadi, Nila Dance and Music Festival in Vallatholnagar, Swaralaya Festival of Dance and Music in Palakkad, Ananya's Purana Qila Dance Festival in Delhi, and more...
        Rema Shrikant has
          Contact Details and Biodata
          Rema Shrikant
          50/321
          Ellora Park
          Vadodra- 390 023
          Gujrat
          India
          9825572119
          9909039959

          Jyothish M G Theatre actor & director Profile

          Jyothish M G
          Drama
          Jyothish M G Theatre actor & director Profile
          Jyothish M G has graduated in Theatre Arts (Direction) from School of Drama, University of Calicut and holds Masters in Theatre Arts (Direction) from University of Pondichery
          Working as the artistic director of Abhinaya theatre research centre since its inception in 1992, he has directed more than 20 play productions. His major directorial works include "Shadow of the Glenn", "Zoo Story", "DeathWatch", "Bhagavadajjukam", "Macbeth", "Sidhartha", "Sakharam Binder" and 'Lesson',lady from the sea.
          Many of his critically acclaimed directorial ventures have regularly been invited to and presented at numerous festivals like Avignon Off Festival, France,world theatre fistival austrelia, Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Rang Swarn and Prithvi Theatre Festival.
          Apart from being the artistic director of Abhinaya, he also works as a prominent theatre instructor for numerous courses on drama jointly conducted by Abhinaya and various Governmental and private organizations.
          A junior fellowship awardee of the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, he has got the pristegeous national sasskrithi award for theatre exalence in 2009.
          He has been invited as a guest by the British Council to attend the prestigious Edinburg Festival in August 2009.
            Contact Details and Biodata
            Jyothish M G
            Abhinaya Theatre Research Centre
            Plathara
            Venkode P O
            Thiruvananthapuram 695 028
            Kerala
            India
            93874 90221

            Sreejith Remanan Theatre actor, director & researcher Profile

            Sreejith Remanan
            Drama
            Sreejith Remanan Theatre actor, director & researcher  Profile
            Actor, director, researcher and theatre-trainer, Sreejith Remanan is currently faculty at the School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur.
            Born in the southern most state of India, Kerala Sreejith has completed his Bachelor of Theatre Arts (School of Drama, Thrissur), Master of Performing Arts (University of Hyderabad), Master of Philosophy in theatre (Mahatma Gandhi University) and three year diploma in contemporary acting (Theatre Training Research Programme, Singapore). Trained under internationally acclaimed practitioners for more than a decade at camps and workshops, Sreejith's aptitude and energy have been transformed into competence in these avenues. He is an active performer, who has participated in about 80 productions in various capacities that were staged all over India and abroad. He was casted in the lead role in the play Saketham that was staged in Tokyo and also in the plays of Maya Tungberg, Philip Zarilly, Fueda Uichiro, Leela Alaniz, Kok Heng Luen, S.Ramanujam, Abilash Pillai and Ram Gopal Bajaj. He has also won the best actor award by the state government of Kerala in 2003 for Chayamukhi ,directed by Prasanth Narayanan.
            Among his half a dozen directorial ventures, The Chairs(Eugene Ionesco) and The Museum of Lost Pieces (a devising project of the students of the University of Hyderabad) merit most attention. He has also directed a short film, Yakusha Co.Ltd(Japanese), which won the best director award at the Swaralaya Film Festival.
            A theatre practitioner with deep exposure to and hands-on experience in many theatrical and martial arts traditions of South Asia, Sreejith believes in synergizing the insights for an emerging aesthetics. He subjectively studies theoretical approaches and internalizes them for working his way through the world of the visual, the auditory and the energetic.
              Contact Details and Biodata
              Sreejith Remanan
              Varayil veedu
              murunthal.B
              perinad (po)
              kollam 691601
              099 47 020742
              0474 270 2613

              Aswathi Krishna Classical & play back singer Profile

              Aswathi Krishna
              Ganamela, Classical Music, Film Songs, Ganamela, Music
              Aswathi Krishna Classical & play back singer Profile
              Aswathi Krishna is a classical & play back singer residing at Kochi. She has been learning classical music for the last 14 years and performing in Chembai festival Guruvayoor for the last 12 years. She is also a dance laurels holder in Bharatanatyam and western styles. She got a gold medal in vocal and also selected as "Best of 40" in Idea star singer season 6. She has expertise in anchoring and been a part of many TV shows especially in Kairali-We and TCV channels.
                Contact Details and Biodata
                Aswathi krishna.v
                C/o asst comdt rohit k.
                Esmaria house(joy kannat)
                near sacred heart's college mammanimukku
                Thevara
                kochi. Pin:682013
                8281366841
                8893784707

                Hima Shankar Theatre actor & director Profile

                Hima Shankar
                Drama, Drama
                Hima Shankar  Theatre actor & director Profile
                Hima Shankar is a highly talented theatre artist & director. She also acted in many malayalam movies. She would like to concentrate more on theatre - direction and currently working on a project which will be completed by next year. She is a native of Kodakara, Thrissur and now residing in Trivandrum. She completed her theatre course from school of drama Thrissur and enacted many characters then after throughout her career. She was also associated with leading theatre troupes in Kerala like Abhinaya, Theatre of good hope, Niriksha and Janabheri.
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                http://thiraseela.com/article/?id=177
                  Contact Details and Biodata
                  Hima Shankar
                  Kodakara
                  Thrissur

                  Parvathy Menon Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                  Parvathy Menon
                  Bharatha Natyam
                  Parvathy Menon Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                  Parvathy Menon, post diploma holder from Kalakshetra, is a serious advocate of the discipline with unrelenting passion for the great art form inherited from the past. As a Guest Artist of Kalakshetra as well as partner in Dance with Shijith Nambiar, Parvathy Menon has already achieved a place in the highly challenging artistic arena in India and abroad. Her outstanding expressive skills and ability to work within the traditional framework make her performances elegant and communicating. She respectfully attributes her success to all her Gurus especially from Kalakshetra.
                  Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon the Bharatanatyam Duo, who have established their presence in Chennai and abroad, are the young ambassadors of the divine art form 'Bharatanatyam' in the true sense. They have undertaken, voluntarily and successfully, the task of demonstrating the spiritual power of Bharatanatyam through their expositions at various stages in India and abroad. The unperturbed passion and dedication, apart from the true adherence to the traditions, make them unique and exemplary in their discipline.
                  Having unparalleled credentials to their profile, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon demand acclaim with authority through their performance.
                  Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, together they explore the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, together they worship the spirituality of Bharatanatyam, together they pursue the dialogue of cultures in Bharatanatyam and finally, together they take you to experience "Bharatanatyam".
                    Contact Details and Biodata
                    Parvathy Menon
                    Kalakshetra Colony
                    Besant Nagar
                    Chennai
                    Tamil Nadu
                    9884026165
                    9884252411

                    Jyotsna jagannathan Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                    Jyotsna jagannathan
                    Bharatha Natyam
                    Jyotsna jagannathan Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                    Dr Jyotsna jagannathan, hailed as one of the most talented bharatanatyam dancers of her generations, has earned recognition in a very short span of time. Check the website for more details.
                      Contact Details and Biodata
                      Jyotsna jagannathan
                      Villa No 28
                      Vaswani Whispering palms
                      Outer ring road
                      Marathahalli
                      Bangalore
                      98410 02816

                      Shijith Nambiar Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                      Shijith Nambiar
                      Bharatha Natyam
                      Shijith Nambiar Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                      Shijith Nambiar, ex-faculty member of Kalakshetra, the world-renowned institution at Chennai, is a multifaceted artist having exceptional choreographic skills and musical sense. Shijith Nambiar, within a short span of leaving Kalakshetra, in pursuit of exploring the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, has established an identity in the discipline of Bharatanatyam in India as well as abroad. His performances have received great acclaim from prominent exponents of the discipline in India and abroad.
                      Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon the Bharatanatyam Duo, who have established their presence in Chennai and abroad, are the young ambassadors of the divine art form 'Bharatanatyam' in the true sense. They have undertaken, voluntarily and successfully, the task of demonstrating the spiritual power of Bharatanatyam through their expositions at various stages in India and abroad. The unperturbed passion and dedication, apart from the true adherence to the traditions, make them unique and exemplary in their discipline.
                      Having unparalleled credentials to their profile, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon demand acclaim with authority through their performance.
                      Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, together they explore the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, together they worship the spirituality of Bharatanatyam, together they pursue the dialogue of cultures in Bharatanatyam and finally, together they take you to experience "Bharatanatyam".
                        Contact Details and Biodata
                        Shijith Nambiar
                        Kalakshetra Colony
                        Besant Nagar
                        Chennai 
                        9884026165
                        9884252411

                        Bindhu Pradeep Classical Dancer Profile

                        Bindhu Pradeep
                        Mohiniyattam
                        Bindhu Pradeep Classical Dancer Profile
                        Bindhu Pradeep is classical dancer and completed her BA in Music and MA in Bharathanatyam. She is also performing Mohiniyattam & Bharathanatyam and a part of Soorya Krishanmurthy dance troupe.
                          Contact Details and Biodata
                          Bindhu Pradeep
                          Aswamedham
                          Ajantha nagar
                          Arappura
                          Vattiyurkkavu
                          Trivandrum
                          8129329701

                          Sneha Sreekumar Classical Dancer, Theatre-Movie artist Profile

                          Sneha Sreekumar
                          Drama, Bharatha Natyam, Kerala Natanam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Drama
                          Sneha Sreekumar  Classical Dancer, Theatre-Movie artist  Profile
                          Sneha Sreekumar started learning dance from a tender age of five, a passion for learning new art forms that has grown with her age. She has been a regular performer at the secondary and higher secondary school festivals in the state of kerala and has bagged numerous prizes for her spell bounding performances. Her strong urge for experimentation has helped her bring such lively and spell bounding performances much to the delight of the audience.Extremely versatile she not only holds a Bachelors degree in Malayalam but also a Masters degree in Theatre arts from Sree Sankaracharya University Kalady.Sneha Sreekumar is an alumnus of the prestigious Maharajas college Ernakulam,Her intense passion to study performing arts in depth has made her acquire a Mphil in performing arts from Mahathma Gandhi University, Kerala .Sneha Sreekumar is sheer poetry and inspirational joy surpassing boundaries. Her performances are intimate yet simple and refreshing. A professional artist, she combines artistry with keen observation she has also worked in collaborations with nationally acclaimed artists and theatre personalities,Sneha Sreekumar is truly a classical example of multi-faceted and dynamic artist of the new age.
                          Sneha Sreekumar has carved a niche for herself in the world of performing arts at such an young age ,being in the field since 15 years,she draws immensely from her experience in , Mohiniyattom, Kathakali , Ottanthullal Bharatha Natyam , Kuchi pudi and Theatre which has made her grow into a complete artist.
                          As a performing artist theatre personality,her strength comes from flawless rhythm, flexibility and her capacity to express a range of emotions in a matter of seconds.She has been successful in capturing the vitality and freshness of performing arts, and fuses them with the sophistication and precision of the classical forms. She has performed throughout India and abroad. Engagements include Mexico as well as performing with and as part of festivals in various
                          Drama - Theatre
                          Ottanthullal
                          Kathakali
                          Mohiniyattam
                          BharataNatyam
                          Kerala Natanam
                          Kuchipudi
                          Contact Details and Biodata
                          Sneha S
                          Souparnika
                          Kumbalam p o
                          cochin 682506.
                          9846713818

                          T Reddi Lakshmi Kuchipudi Artist Profile

                          T Reddi Lakshmi
                          Kuchipudi
                          T Reddi Lakshmi Kuchipudi Artist Profile
                          T.Reddi Lakshmi is one of the talented Kuchipudi performers of the present generation. An analyst by profession, she is a post graduate in Business Administration. Her passion for Kuchipudi was encouraged when she moved to Delhi from Andhra Pradesh. She is learning Kuchipudi from last 15 years under the eminent Gurus Padmasri Jayarama Rao and Vanashree Rao.
                          As an active member of the Kuchipudi dance group, she has performed just recently in the Year of India in Canada 2011 and gave 10 performances all over Canada. As a soloist she has also performed in Classical Dance festival organized by ICCR 2011- Horizon series, International festival of Classical dances organized by Jayantika and was awarded the title of Nritya Jayantika at Bahai Temple and also Tamil Sangam, Ayyappa Temple, Shankar matam, Andhra school, Trade fair festival, I.I.T international conference, SAARC conference, International Lawyers conference, IHC, Chinmaya Mission, Nadaneerajanam, Delhi Hatt, Central park-CWG celebration and many more.
                          Her latest performances were at the P.I.Deshpande Maharashtra Kala academy in Mumbai for KINKINI FESTIVAL Organised by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre in association with Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Govt. of Maharashtra) and in Bhutan on the occasion of India's Independence Day celebration organized ICCR Govt. of India. The highly acclaimed Mahabalipuram Festival organized by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, the Nalanda Festival organized by the Nalanda University (Mumbai) and lastly she also performed with her Gurus at the 43rd Pracheen Kala Kendra Nritya & Sangeet Sammelan in Chandigarh.
                            Contact Details and Biodata
                            T Reddi Lakshmi
                            New Delhi

                            Ajay Kumar Kuchipudi Artist Profile

                            Ajay Kumar
                            Kuchipudi
                            Ajay Kumar Kuchipudi Artist Profile
                            Ajay Kumar hails from Vijayawada, a great cultural center in A.P.He is one of the best known & admired figure in younger generation of classical dance, especially in "Kuchipudi Roopanu Rupam".
                            Initiated into Kuchipudi Dance at the tender age of 4,under the able guidance of Y.Venkateswarlu, and KV.Satyanarayana and success fully completed his Post Graduation in Kuchipudi Dance from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University.
                            Upholding the traditional values of Kuchipudi and with the blessings of his guru, he was portrayed the female roles in Kuchipudi Yaksha Ganas.He has several Solo Dance performances to his credit. Apart from the Solo performances with his own troupe, he performed all over India Dubai, Sharja,and United States of America, London, Muscat, Malaysia,Singapore.
                            He is presently working as a asst kuchipudi lecturer in govt music&dance college,vijayawada.
                              Contact Details and Biodata
                              Ch.Ajay Kumar
                              D.no- 23-33-3
                              G-2
                              Sri Anjali Towers
                              Amali School Road
                              Mutyalampadu
                              Vijayawada-11

                              Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan) Mudiyettu Artist Profile

                              Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan)
                              Mudiyettu
                              Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan) Mudiyettu Artist Profile
                              He is a mudiyettu artist and being a part of Sankarankutty Marar Smaraka Mudiyett Panchavadya Sangam, Keezhillam. He is also performing Kalamehuthum Pattum, Panchavadyam and Pancharimelam
                                Contact Details and Biodata
                                Vimmala ( H )
                                Valayanchirangara .P.O
                                Perumbavoor
                                Ernakulam
                                9847255447

                                Parvathy Baul | Baul music Profile

                                Parvathy Baul
                                Music
                                Parvathy Baul Baul music Profile
                                Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
                                Her meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree.
                                Since 1995 she has performed in her home state Bengal and all over India. She was also invited to participate in several international festivals including Festival de l'imaginaire (Paris), Festival international du Conte et du Monodrame (Beirut, Libanon), and Ethnomad (Geneva, Switzerland).
                                Her guest appearances include prestigeous venues like the Noh theatre atKyoto (Japan) together with Kamigata-mai and Kyogen Performers, the World Music Center New York, Chicago University, and Bread and Puppet Theatre (Vermont).
                                She has contributed Baul songs, woodcut prints, and a documentary video to the new South Asian department, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, (The Netherlands), 2008-18.
                                  Contact Details and Biodata
                                  Ekatara Baul Sangeeta Kallari
                                  Chittore House
                                  Mukkolakal
                                  Nedumangad P. O. 695 541 Trivandrum Dist.
                                  Kerala India.
                                  472-2804150