In step with tradition…ahead of their times

“Perfection is an unreachable star. One keeps on traveling in pursuit of knowledge and perfection, and a real student of creative art is never satisfied.”

Sri V P Dhananjayan and wife Shanta Dhananjayan, popularly known as the Dhananjayans have become a legendary dancing couple of India in their own life time. Having established their own academy Bharata Kalanjali, the two disciples of the legendary Rukmini Devi of Kalakshetra, have become international celebrities.

Bharata Kalanjali, since its founding in 1968, has trained a number of students who have established themselves in different parts of the world.

The Dhananjayans received the Padma Bhushan Award from President Pratibha Patil at the civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on March 31, 2009 for development, preservation and propagation of the best of Kalakshetra tradition of Bharatanatyam through their dance academy Bharatakalanjali.

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VP Dhananjayan
Shanta Dhananjayan
Training in Kalakshetra
The Duo
The Family of Artistes
Photo Album

A short resume