Radhika Shurajit
Bharatanatyam Dancer, Tamil Nadu, India

Biography

Smt.Radhika Shurajit, eldest of the Trio sisters, is one of first and Senior most Disciple of Padmabhushan THE DHANANJAYANS.

She has also learnt Abhinaya from Padmabhushan Smt.Kalanidhi Narayanan.

She is an Established Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, Media Visualiser and Television Director.

She along with her sisters Gayatri and Shobana, has performed in numerous places across India and at several International festivals at Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Germany, USSR, USA, Iraq, South America, Middle East, Europe and Australia.

Radhika trains many students at her institution "THRAYEE' in Chennai.

She is well known for her Lecture Demonstrations and Dance Workshops in India and Abroad.

Radhika is currently specialising in Adapting "DANCE THROUGH THE LENS" and in taking Bharatham to Common Man.

She has also worked as a Resource Expert at Delhi Doordharshan (CPC) in production of Music and Dance programmes.

Radhika has Conceived, Visualized and Directed the ongoing popular Bharathanatyam game show THAKA DHIMI THA telecast on Jaya Tv every Sunday 8 am. This show was anchored by very popular Actor Dancers like Bhanupriya, Shobana, Sukanya, Mohini, Sudha Chandran, Vimala, Anni Malavika and many others.

This show has completed more than 400 episodes and has also won National Rapa award as the best Television Dance show.

Shows & Major Performances

Radhika has also visualised and choreographed many award winning songs for Films

To name a few....

  • Dance Choreography for the popular song 'Nilaa Kaygiradhu for the Film INDIRA Directed by Smt. Suhasini Maniratnam. Music Sri. A.R. Rahman
  • Choreographed the National award winning song Mayil Pola for the film BHARATHI Directed by Sri.Gnanarajashekar. Music Sri. Ilayaraja
  • Choreographed the climax song RARA for the famous film APTA MITRA(Kannada) Directed by P.Vasu
  • Choreographed The National award winning song Pattu Solli for the film AZHAGI Directed by Sri.Thankar Bachan Music Sri.Ilayaraja
  • Choreographed the famous songs 'Gundu Malli and Amma Sonna for the film SOLLA MARANTHA KADHAI Directed by Sri.Thankar Bachan. Music Ilayaraja
  • Choreographed all the 3 classical songs sung by Smt.Sudha Raghunathan for the film IVAN directed by Sri.Parthiban. Music,by Sri.Ilayaraja.
  • Choreographed 3 songs for (Kutty) Janaki's film KANAVU MEIPADA VENDUM Music by Sri. Mahesh.
  • Choreographed 3 songs, for film THENDRAL directed by Sri.Thankar Bachan Music by Sri.Vidyasagar.
  • Choreographed the Title song for the film SWARNAMUKI Directed by Sri.Adhiyaman Music by Sri.Swararaj.

Radhika is the Creative Director of "KALA SADHANALAYA" - a FILM on THE DHANANJAYANS, produced by UTSAV MUSIC

FEW OF RADHIKA'S Choreographic works include......

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KONJUM SALANGAI- Dance Tribute to Kaviarasar Kannadasan

AADAL KAANEERO- Dance Tribute to Dr. M.L.Vasanthakumari.

KAAVIYA KALANIGNAR 84- The magnum Theatre producton with 200 dancers (a Biography of Chief Minister Dr.Kalaignar Karunanidhi). The music was by Sri. Gangai Amaran.

MURALI NRITYA MAADHUI- Dance tribute to Dr,M,Balamuraikrishna.

ENDRENDRUN PODHIGAI- Special progmme for Doordharshan's 50th year celebrations.

PENN- Dance feature based on lyrics of Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu.

VALLI 80 Special Dance Presentation of Valli's songs

MUTHAMIZH MAALAI Dance Feature Celebrating Tamizh Mozhi

KURINJI POOKAL- based on Sangam literature.

NIZHALGAL-NIJANGAL - Dance ballet on Medical Scan Technology.

FROM G RAMANATHAN TO A R RAHMAN- Dance tribute to Music composers over 2 decades.

NEELA KAMALAM and INNUUM SILA NODIGALI for Doordharshan Kendra and many more..

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Radhika was the Convenor for 'NATYA DHARSHAN' Dance Seminar of Kartik Fine Arts, Chennai for 3 consecuitive years.

She is currently the Advisory Council Member of the Madras Chapter of the International Dance Alliance, New York, USA.

Radhika was the the Vice President of ABHAI ( Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India) for three years.

 

Contact:

Phone : +91.44.2491.1544 +91.98410.84599

Email : radhishurajit@gmail.com
Web : www.radhikashurajit.com

Awards & Recognitions

Nrithya Saraswathy

Award By the Sumukhi Rajashekaran Foundation

Aacharya Choodami

From Krishna Gana Sabha during this Decmeber Music and Dance season (On Dec 11th, 2010) for her contribution to Bharatanatyam

Kala Seva Bharathi

Bharat Kalachar's KALA SEVA BHARATHI title from Governor of Tamil Nadu

Honorary Citizen

Prestigious "Honorary Citizen " award from Oklahomo State University, USA

Best Choreography award

Best Choreography award for the song "Nila Kaigiradhu" from the film Indira directed by Suhasini Maniratnam.

Best Dance Guru Award

From the Madras Music Akademy

Best Senior Dancer Award

From Natyarangam, Narada Gana Sabha

Yuva Kala Vipanchee

From Padmabhushan Dr. M.Balamuralikrishna

Nrithya Vidya Ratna
Bharatha Kala Vibhushana

From SREE BHARATHALAYA and many more

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