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                            The Mamallapuram Dance Festival is held every year
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          Bharatanatyam
      Folk Dance
    Kuchipudi

Born in Pollachi in 1944, Sudharani grew up in Bangalore. A graduate in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Mysore, she learned Bharatanatyam from U.S. Krishna Rao, K.P. Kittappa Pillai and Mylapore Gowri Amma. She studied Carnatic music under T. Chowdiah, K.P. Kittappa Pillai and Vidwan Madurai N.Krishnan. Sudharani has also studied Modern dance from Eleanor Struppa at Randolph Macon Women's College, (Virginia, U.S.A during 1964-65) and western music from Elaine St. Vincent of the U.S.

Sudharani has been president and principle dance teacher of Shree Bharatalaya since it was established. She has been giving solo recitals, choreographed a number of dances and also produced dance-dramas and TV serials.

Sudharani has won many awards and titles. Some of these include - 

  • Nritya Choodamani (1979)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1984)
  • Natya Kalanidhi (1988)
  • Saptagiri Sangeetha Vidwan Mani (199)
  • Sangeetha Kala Nipuna (1998)
  • Kalaimamani (1981)
  • Natana Sironmani (1985)
  • Natya Ratna (1986)
  • Padma Shri (1988)
  • Natya Jyothi (1994)
 

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