Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry
Sri Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry, currently the Prinicipal at Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Sri Siddhendra Yogi Kuchipudi Kalapeetham, Kuchipudi was born in the traditional Kuchipudi family to Vedantam Suryanarayana.
He did his Ph.D., from Osmania University, Hyderabad on “Telugu Lo Kuchipudi Nataka Vikasamu”, the history of Kuchipudi Dance Drama in Telugu Literature. He is one of the well academically qualified dancer in the Kuchipudi fraternity. His articles are well received and has been featured widely in various publications and forum.
Dr. Sastry has quite a few dance dramas written and choreographed to his credit. He has been part of over 1200 programs for over 35 years in various esteemed Cultural Organisations.
His versatility could be seen from the wide spectrum of roles enacted by him in various dance dramas as
- Potti Sriramulu
- Pingali Venkaiah
He has performed in India and abroad in various Dance Festivals. He has many an awards to his name, some of them are mentioned below:
- ‘Ugadi Puraskar’ – Awarded by Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh in 1999.
- ‘Ugadi Puraskar’ – Awarded by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2001.
- ‘Nataratna’ – award from “Bingi Art Theaters, Hyderabad.
- ‘Uttama Natyacharya Award’ – Andhra Lalitakala Samithi.
- ‘Natya Vachaspathi’ – Rama Krishna Nruthya Kalakshetra, Vijayawada.
- ‘Natya Sri’ – Vaisakhi Natyotsav of Vizag in 2010.
Dr. Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry,
Principal, Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University,
Sri Siddhendra Yogi Kucipudi Kala Peetham,
KUCHIPUDI 521 136
Mobile: +91 94404 70753, +91 9989 64127
Fax: 08671 252246.
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