Nagalakshmi Bhagavatula is a native of the Kuchipudi Village, Krishna District Andhra Pradesh born to Bhagavatula Haranath and Yarasi Sukanya.
Nagalakshmi, is a law graduate from Indian Law Society, Pune and is currently working in the Legal Department of a leading software firm. She will be pursuing Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania, USA starting July 2014.
A rare blend of both an accomplished versatile dancer and a successful professional career. She is very dedicated and has a purposeful approach when it comes to performing and propagating Kuchipudi art form a quality imbibed from the Kuchipudi traditional family who have been the torch bearers of the art form for centuries.
She started learning dance at the tender age of 4 under her Guru Patnam Siva Prasad and performed her ‘Arangetram’ at Kuchipudi in the temple of Balatripurasundari as early as March 1995. She has given more than 600 performances since then.
Nagalakshimi, is a law graduate from Indian Law Society, Pune and is currently working in the Legal Department of a leading software firm apart from pursuing Masters in Law.
Apart from being a performer par excellence she has also started Purna Mudra Class of Kuchipudi Dance in Hyderabad in July 2013 with a view to propagate the art form.
Some of her Performances
- International Kuchipudi Dance Convention held at Cupertino, California, June2008.
- Part of the team of 318 dancers who a created a world record for the World’s largest Kuchipudi dance event recorded in the GUINNESS Book of World Record.
- TANA conference at Chicago in July 1995.
- Event at Greater Indianapolis Telugu Association, Indiana, USA.
- Tiroochanoor and Tirumala Bramhotsavas, October 2008.
- Lord Venkateshwara Temple, Pittsburg, USA.
- Birthday celebrations of Sri Satya Sai Baba, Puttaparthy organsied by AP cultural committee.
- Dance and Music Festival organized by Andhra Music Academy.
- German Delegates Conference, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
- Raghavendra Swamy Aradhanotsavam, Mantralayam.
- Vedadhyana Kendram Vedic Festival, Bangalore.
- Andhra Association Ugadi Celebrations, Pune.
- “Chittor Nagayya Puraskaram Celebrations”, Chennai.
- World Dance Day Celebrations, May 2013 Bangalore.
- 199th Monthly programme organized by Radha Madhava Rasaranjani, Guntur in March 2013.
- Brahmotsavam Celebrations October 2012 organized by Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, Tirupathi.
- International Kuchipudi Dance Festival – May 2012, Hyderabad.
- Internation Dance Day Celebrations, Bangalore 2013.
- Inaugural Kalakar Utsav at Bangalore, April 2014.
- National Symposium, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad – 2014
- Naatya Kousthubh Nrithyotsav. Cochin – 2014
Places of performances
- Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburg, Ohio, California in US.
- Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Tirupathi, Mantralayam, Kuchipudi, Vishakapatnam, Guntur, Guntakal, Kadiri, Guntur, Puttaparthy, Anantapur & Cochin.
- Won 9 national prizes in All India Competitions organized by Navya Nataka Samithi, Hyderabad from 1995 to 2005.
- Won 2 national prizes along with Natya Mayuri award in All India Competitions organized by Kalanilayam,Chilkaluripeta.
- Won 2 first prizes and Nrutya Kala Mani title in All India Competitions organized by Samskara Bharathi on the occasion of 50 years of Indian Independence.
- Won around 25 prizes in various state level competitions.
- Natya Mayuri (Kalanikethan, Chilakaluripeta, AP),
- Nrutya Kala Mani (Samskara Bharathi, Hyderabad),
- Natya Lakshmi (Greater Indianapolis Telugu Association, USA),
- Nrutya Manjari (Telugu Association of Central Ohio, USA),
- Ananta Aanimutyam (Sahithi Gagan Mahal Trust, Penukonda, AP),
- Nrutya Kowmudhi (Abhinaya Nrutya Bharathi, Eluru, AP)
- Naatya Druma (Naatya Kousthubh Dance Festival, Cochin
Appreciation and Honors:
Received appreciation letters from Padmabhushan Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam,
Mr & Mrs.Dhanunjayan (Bharatanatyam dancers), Vedhadyana Kedram,Bangalore and Vedantam Radheshyam, Kuchipudi
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