Anita Ratnam’s career spans for about four decades and over 1500 performances in 27 and is one of India’s most recognized dance icons.Anita Ratnam was born on 21st May,1954 and is an Indian dancer and choreographer who specializes in Bharatnatyam.She excels in Kathakali,Mohiniattam,Tai Chi,Kalarippayatu as well due to which her style is describes as “Neo Bharat Natyam”She has received training under Adyar K.Lakshmanan and then went on to receive a post graduate diploma from Rumini Arundale’s Kalakshetra and has a master degree from the University of New Orleans in the U.S Ratnam.She is the founder-director of Arangham Trust that is set up in 1992 in Chennai and Arangham Dance Theater which is a performance company in 1993 and in 2000 she has created www.narthaki.com which is an Indian dance portal.She has received numerous awards and recognition for performing arts in India and abroad as a scholar,cultural activist and a choreographer.
Apart from working on Emmy and Ace nominated TV shows, her accomplishments include the Mahatma Gandhi award conferred by the US government. She was also awarded the Kalaimamani, the Nritya Choodamani in Tamil Nadu and the Natya Ratna in New Delhi.
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