(Last Updated on : 31/01/2015)
Methil Devika is an Indian dance personality of classical style. She is a dance research scholar, educator, performer and choreographer. She is hailing from Palakkad town
. Methil Devika hosts a number of national and international based dance programmes not only in India but also in abroad. She is a veteran dancer, doing experimentation in Asian and Pan Asian culture.
Early Life of Methil Devika
Methil Devika is a dance research scholar, educationalist, trainer and choreographer. Methil Devika was born on 5th April 1977. She belongs to Rajagopal and Methil Rajeswari. Methil Devika completed schooling from Dubai, pre-degree from Mercy College Palakkad and Degree in Commerce from Government Victoria College, Palakkad.
Career of Methil Devika
In Government Victoria College, Methil Devika was the Vice Chairman of the college union in the academic year 1994-1995. Later, Methil Devika took Master in Business Administration from Madras University, and Masters Degree in Arts from the Rabindra Bharati University
, West Bengal
. She has submitted PhD thesis to Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu
in the year 2013. She has also worked as lecturer in the Department of Post-graduate Studies in Mohiniyattam dance, Kathakali dance, Koodiyattam dance and at the Research Department, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala. Methil Devika also worked as a Course Counsellor at the Department of International Students, Kerala
Kalamandalam Deemed University. Methil Devika is also active in Arts-in-Education and Arts-for-Specific Groups programs providing therapy through Arts for people with mental illnesses.
Personal Life of Methil Devika
Methil Devika has two elder sisters, Methil Radhika and Methil Renuka who works as a journalist. Renowned writer Methil Radhakrishnan is her brother of maternal side. Methil Renuka married Rajeev Nair. The couple is settled in Bengaluru. They have a son named Devang. Methil Devika and Rajeev Nair divorced soon after Devang's birth. After her divorce, Methil Devika relocated to Palakkad, the paternal family side. There Methil Devika opened a Dance School by the name "Sripada", in Ramanathapuram in Palakkad. Later, Methil Renuka was married to actor Mukesh on 24th October 2013. It was the second marriage for Mukesh, who was earlier married to actress Saritha of Tamil origin.