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Guru Kanaka Sudhakar


Guru Smt Kanaka Sudhakar is a well known exponent of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She has performed extensively in major cultural venues all over India as well as many countries abroad. A disciple of Guru VP & Shanta Dhananjayans, Guru Sadashivam and Guru Kalanidhi Narayanan in Bharatanatyam and Guru Seetha Nagajothy and Guru Murthi in kuchipudi, Kanaka Sudhakar has herself trained more than a 1000 students in the art form of Bharatanatyam. Her students have received central governments, state government scholarships, Doordarshan grading, ICC empanelments and have performed at many cultural venues in India and abroad. A recipient of awards like Swami Vivekananda National Award, Bharat excellence Award, Nritya Bhushan Lifetime achievement award and Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Kanaka has the aim of propagating art and culture to the masses and spread awareness about the ‘Therapeutic Values if Indian Classical Dances’ on the mind, body and soul of the learner on which she has conducted exclusive and pioneering research. In NGO SUNAINA, she has been promoting Indian Classical Dance through NRITYABHARATI , Education through BMSCAC and Research through KALA KHOJ. She has produced DVDs, Nrittam (an understanding of Bharatanatyam Adavu) and Yogic Aerobics (Fitness system based on Indian Classical Dance movements). She has also books: ‘Indian Classical Dances – The Therapeutic Advantages’, ‘Yogic Aerobics for Fitness and Health’ in English and ‘Bharatiya Shastriya Nritya aur Swasthya labh’ in Hindi.