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