(Last Updated on : 08/11/2014)
Deepa Ganesh is a well-known Bharatnatyam
dancer. Through all her performances, skilfulness that was ingested within her was being reflected. She has won many accolades and acclaims all over India. Under the tutelage of Padmashri late K. N. Dandayudapani Pillai, Deepa's Bharatanatyam career geared up. In the year 1981, she underwent her Arangetram. Afterward, she went through training under Padmashri Adayar Sri K. Lakshmanan. She has also been specialized in Abhinaya
. She learned the technicalities of Abhinaya from Padmavibhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan.
Career of Deepa Ganesh
Deepa Ganesh's career of dancing spans more than two decades. Within this career span, many scholars have consecrated her and dignitaries like (Late) Rukmani Devi Arundale
, the founder of Kalakshetra
, Padmashri (Late) Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai, the late Governor of Tamil Nadu
Shri Prabhudas Patwari, the then President of India
Shri R.Venkatraman has praised her talent.
In the year 1991, she started up a unique experiment of dancing to the Tani Aavartanam of the Thavil
. The reputed Sri Valayapatti Subramanian played it. With this experiment, she earned the admiration of the doyens of music
By modifying the stress on classicism, dedication and inner beauty, Deepa Ganesh successfully has brought a change in the outlook to her creation and performed dance in Dubai. The relation between Deepa Ganesh and her students is a well-established one. At the age of 25, she has moulded three youngsters for their arangetram. Deepa palpates a deep sense of thankfulness and appreciation to her Gurus for what she has achieved in her life as a dancer
. Her quality of being adequately in Laya
and Bhava has further embellished her as a dancer of a distinct style.
Achievements of Deepa Ganesh
Deepa is a diploma holder in dance and for her outstanding contribution in the field of Bharatanatyam, Natyakalalayam awarded the title of Natya Kala Ratna to her. The Alaknanda Academy of Dance and Music, presented a scholarship in dance to Deepa Ganesh at the All India competition. On TV in India
, she has been featured often and has been with official authorization distinguished as a graded artiste by Madras Doordarshan
. She was awarded the Hind Gaurav Award from Mr. Arjun Singh
, the then Minister for Human Resources Development
. This award ceremony took place in the year 1992 to acclaim her excellence in dance. In acknowledgement of her achievements in the field of classical dance
in the year 1993, she was confronted the Gem of India Award. The Government of India
in the year 1994, nominated her for a National level scholarship in dance research.