EP 17 . 25 May 17
Born in a musically inclined family. Mother: Isamani L. R. Lakshmi, noted musician & composer; Father: Dr. C. S. Balakrishnan: a zealous promoter of the cause of Indian Classical Music. B.Bhanumati started learning dance at the age of 10. The privilege of the tutelage of greats like Padmashri K. N. Dandayuthapani Pillai at Chennai, Padmabhushan Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma, the doyenne of Mysore Palace tradition, and Padmabhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan.
Over 2000 programs in India & abroad, Guru B. Bhanumati’s Most Popular Group Dance Feature Bharatanjali has seen over 1000 shows in all major national dance festivals of India and several tours to the UK and USA for performances as well as cultural exchange programs. Her humility, dedication, and enthusiasm are what make her endearing to her students and anyone associated with her. A Guru and a legendary Bharatanatyam dancer.