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Teaching at Natya Tarangini is strictly imparted by the family. India’s first and only dancing family to feature in Limca Book of Records in 2006, the entire family has solely dedicated their lives to and innovating the dance form for their rasikas.

Drs. Raja Radha Reddy

In the 1960’s when the world was just beginning to get connected, Raja Radha Reddy’s lives were beginning to burgeon nationally and internationally. They were soon to become the Cultural Ambassadors of Kuchipudi, representing and bringing pride to our country in the world’s top cultural festivals. Their assiduous efforts to spread Kuchipudi Dance to the world saw them amongst the first to perform Indian classical dance at Lincoln Centre – New York, in the International Dance Festival of Avignon in France and Salzburg (Austria); inaugurating the “Play House Theatre” in Durban (South Africa); performing on the Mississipi River for President Ford; being the ambassadors of Indian Dance in Japan’s ‘The All-star Ballet Gala Festival’; performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall where Raja Reddy was honoured with the name “Black Shiva”; performing for Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro on his special request; the star duo have seen and done it all many times ever since. Their name, surely enough, grew synonymous with Kuchipudi and they have been conferred with numerous titles and awards as honours for their tireless dedication and continued excellence.

“….Raja and Radha Reddy move vigorous and athletic, their facial expressions naughty and piquant, their movements humorous, bold and picturesque. They provided the rousing finale of the evening in exact western terms …….”
Max Loppert, Financial Times, London

Kaushalya Reddy

She has dedicated herself to training students in the glorious art of Kuchipudi. In addition to training she has been working tirelessly towards the promotion of classical dance in India. Kaushalya started the now well-known Annual ‘Parampara Series’ National festival of Music & Dance in 1998 and later in 2017, ‘Maha Shivaratri’ Festival (In Ode of Lord Shiva). Quality over quantity is a motto Kaushalya believes in strongly. Keeping this mind, over the last decade she slowly but steadily established the Parampara series as a festival dedicated towards the promotion of excellence not only in its concerts but in its administration as well. She introduced the Parampara Shreyasi International Dance Festival in 2011 by presenting popular dance troupes from across the world.

Kaushalya has created a world class performing arts Centre in the capital city of New Delhi. The building which began functioning in 2012, is now a performing art centre, which will have all the performing arts under one roof.

The dynamism and energy with which Kaushalya conducts her affairs be it dance, music or the institution is envious. Her passion towards her art form combined with her dedication towards promoting it makes her one of the key cultural players in India today.

Yamini Reddy

Born to the Legendary dancing couple Raja and Radha Reddy, Yamini has got Kuchipudi dance in inheritance from her parents. Famous parents can be a tough yardstick especially to those who aspire to make their niche in the same field. Inspite of doing her MBA she has dedicated herself to the promotion of Kuchipudi. For her dedication to the art form she has received the : Yuva Ratna Award (Rotary Club), National FICCI young achievers award, Devadasi National Award (Orissa) and National Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar (Introduced by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam). She is also the first dancer to have performed at the Wigmore Hall London. Presently she is running the Kuchipudi dance institute in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

“Yamini is just made for dance, she is a complete performer” complimented Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Bhavana Reddy

Bhavana Reddy’s dance career spanning over two decades, she has received commendable response worldwide and received accolades such as Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, YFLO Young Women Achievers Award, Lifetime Award for Contribution to Kuchipudi Dance by Telugu Cultural Association, Austin Texas, Femina North Powerlist Award, to name a few.  Since the tender age of four she has completely dedicated herself to the sacred art form of India (Kuchipudi classical dance style) as a performer in various formats solo, duet, family and group and as a teacher at Natya Tarangini, Delhi.

She has performed for highly prestigious events and festivals such as the Sadlers Wells Festival London, Namaste India in Paris and Liechtenstein, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Elephanta Festival, Konark Festival, etc. She is praised for her uninhibited Abhinaya, terrific rhythm sense and arresting stage presence no matter the character she is given.

“A Dancer to Watch out for….Raja Radha Reddy’s daughter Bhavana entered the stage in a scintillating manner. She dances like lightening– Eminent Dancer Critic Sunil Kothari, The Hindu