About Founder

Natyacharya Mahankali Suryanarayana Sarma born to Mahamkali Sathyanarayana and Kamakshi in the year 1951 at Kuchipudi village, learned traditional Kuchipudi Natyam from his father and later from illustrious Guru Dr. Vempati China Satyam.

 

He learned real traditional Kuchipudi Natyam from Father and Guru Sri Mahamkali Sathyanarayana Garu. And also learned Famous Gurus like  Dr.Vempati China Sathyam, Kalaaprapoorna B.H.Y Sarma (Bharatha Natyam), Kalaanidhi Mahamkali Sreeramulu (Big Brother). He learned music from Sri Mahamkali Sathya Narayana (Father), Mahamkali Sreeramulu and Sri Y. Seetha Ramanjaneyaulu, Sanskrit and Telugu Guruvu Sri Varada Charya. He got Diplomas in Kuchipudi & Bharath Natyam through Guru Sri B.H.Y.Sarma.

 

Apart from this is well versed in Sanskrit and has good knowledge of Carnatic music. He is a diploma holder in Kuchipudi. Being born in a traditional Kuchipudi family, he started being a part of dance programes from a very young age. He won accolades for his performances from Hon’ble Governor Bhimsen Sachar and Chief Minister Brahmananda Reddy at the age of nine years.

 

He acted in Yashaganas as Prahlada, Lava Kusha, Hiranyakasyapa. His performances included as Krishna in Gopi Krishna, Radha Krishna and Vishnu in Ksheerasagara Madhanam, Bhasmasura, Banasura, and as Bali Chakravarthi.

 

He started teaching dance from 1972 under various institutions before starting his own establishment Thirumala Arts Academy & Sri Venkateswara Cultural Association at Guntur in the year 1975. He has composed innumerable dances compositions and dance dramas over the years and his students have won many a laurels in both national and international stage.

 

He has earned appreciation for his performances not only in India but also in various other countries like U.S.A, U.K, London Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Bhutan, Thailand, etc.

 

He worked as as a part time Dance Master from the beginning in Gowtham Baala Vihar, Mrayalaguda from 1972 to 1978. From 1979 he joined with Mr. K.S.R. Prasada Rao, to work in his Institution NAGARJUNA MUSIC & DANCE, COLLEGE, Guntur. From 1987 onwards he worked with Dr. N. Manga Devi, Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer as Dance Master for 19 yrs.

 

He got felicitated on June 20 to 22 nd 2008 in the International Kuchipudi Convention, SILICON ANDHRA, Cupertino, California, USA in association with Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Sri Pottisreeramulu Telugu University.

                 

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