Bhavajan Kumar Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

Bhavajan Kumar
Bharatha Natyam
Bhavajan Kumar Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
A recipient of the Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai Endowment Award from the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, and the Pandit Durga Lal Endowment Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Bhavajan Kumar is a Canadian born male dancer who has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 12 years and performing professionally for the past 3 years. He was initiated into the art form by Smt. Padmini Ananth (Disciple of Guru Adayar K. Lakshman). He later completed his Bharatanatya Arangetram in 2006 under the guidance of S.Vasu (Disciple of Smt.Leela Arumugam).
Bhavajan is currently undergoing advanced training from his current Gurus Sri Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Shijith (Kalakshetra) and Smt. Bragha Bessell (Disciple of Guru Adyar. K Lakshman and Kalanidhi Narayanan). He has also had the privilege of learning and working with some illustrious and highly acclaimed gurus and dancers such as Padmabushan Dr. Padma Subramanyam, Padmashri Prof. Sudharani Ragupathy, Smt. Chitra Vishweswaran, Smt. Rhadha, Smt. Ambika Buch, Prof. CV Chandrashekar, Smt. Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, Smt. Jayanthi Subramaniam, Smt. Anita Guha, Smt. Savithri Jagannatha Rao, Smt. Alarmel Valli, Srikanth Natarajan Sri. Shanmugha Sundaram, Smt. Priya Venkataraman and Guhendran Saravanapava.
He has given scores of solo and group performances at premier Dance celebrations, and many prestigious platforms in India such as Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, The Music Academy Madras, Narada Gana Sabha, Bramha Gana Sabha, Thyaga Bramha Gana Sabha, Kalapradarshini, Soorya Festival, Chidambaram Natyanjali to name a few and has performed extensively in India, Canada, the U.S.A, and Europe.
    Contact Details and Biodata
    Bhavajan Kumar
    New no. 16/2
    Jai Krishna apts
    Jubilee road
    West Mambalam
    Chennai-33 Tamil Nadu
    9566277540
    416- 332-8327

    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