Vani Ganapathy was born in Kolkata, India, Indian, is Classical Dancer. Vani Ganapathy (also spelt Vani Ganapati) is an Indian practitioner of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form that originated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. By far its foremost exponent in the recent times, she has played an integral part in its rise to international recognition. It was her mother who indoctrinated her to the dance form at the age of four. Under the tutelage of Guru T. A. Rajalakshmi, she learned the initial steps of her chosen craft and by the time she turned seven, she had already performed her “arangetram” (first public performance). In later years, she also trained under the likes of Mahalingam Pillai, Govindaraja Pillai and Kalyanasundaram. In the 1970s, Ganapathy became involved with a program called ‘The Rich Heritage’, which was one of the flagship shows of Doordarshan in its early days. Around 1994, she founded Sanchari, her own dance school. For her illustrious career and contribution to Indian art and culture, Ganapathy received the Excellence Award from then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MG Ramachandran.
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