Anuka King
Bharatanatyam Dancer, Tamil Nadu, India
Biography

Anuka has been training with guru Shobana Bhalchandra and Guru Bragha Bessell (for abhinaya).  At present 16 years of age, Anuka has been learning Bharathanatyam since she was 5 years old. She has trained in the KN Dandayuthapani Pillai style from Gurus Uma Anand and Usha Srinivasan (Hastha School of Bharathanatyam) and in Kalakshetra style from Padmashree Guru Adyar K. Lakshman.

Anuka’s arangetram was in Chennai in July 2006 under Padmashree Guru Adyar K. Lakshman.  Her arangetram was presided by Smt. YG Parthasarathy and Smt. Priyadarshini Govind. Anuka is also a trained classical ballet dancer since she was 7 years of age and has given regular performances in ballet and bharathanatyam at her school in Bangkok.  She also performs regularly at the functions of the South Indian Association of Thailand.  Every year, Anuka looks forward to performing at the Dance and Music Festival in Chennai where she has given solo performances since 2006.

Shows & Major Performances

Anuka’s first solo at 8 years was when she danced to a packed auditorium of around 500 students and teachers of her school in Bangkok, Thailand.  Same year, in December 2004, at the invitation of the Embassy of India, Bangkok, Anuka gave a solo performance for her Excellency Queen Sirikit of  Thailand, then Prime Minister Thaksin, Thai Government ministers and other ambassadors which was televised throughout Thailand.  This was followed by another solo recital for the BIMSTEC meeting in Bangkok in 2005 where the participants were diplomatic dignitaries of various countries. 

In February of 2010, at the invitation of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), Anuka gave a solo recital in Singapore. In July 2012, under the auspices of Kartik Fine Arts, Anuka gave a Dance for Charity program on August 3, 2011 and donated funds to the Karna PrayagTrust, a welfare center for women and children. Anuka truly appreciates and thanks her audience for encouraging her young talent by attending her recitals.

 

Contac:

e-mail: priya22king@gmail.com

Phone: +91.98410.77756, +9144.2499.0024 

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