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!!!! GENERAL APPEAL TO BHARATAKALANJALI ALUMNI - YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IS SOLICITED PLEASE !!!!

FROM BHARATAKALANJALI, THE DHANANJAYANS - GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION IN OCTOBER 2018

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LAVANYA RAGHURAMAN, a Bharatakalanjali alumni bags the prestigious 'Balasaraswathi endowment prize' from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha this year. Lavanya performed for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha last year during the Art festival season in December 2016.  The Dhananjayans are proud of their student's progressive achievements in the field of Bharatanaatyam.



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Immediately after the USA trip, the next day we left for Colombo, performed our dance drama "Kaadal Valli Kanda Murugan & one thevaaram of Thirugnanasambadar on Thirukkedeeswarar" on 14th October at New Kadiresan auditorium. On 15th early morning we drove to Yaazhappanam and performed there in front of almost 7000 very receptive and emotionally charged audience. On our way back to Colombo the next day, we visited Thirukkedeeswarar koil in Manar. The temple resurrection work is going on in full swing and amidst the new constructions our artistes performed few items on Shiva-Nataraja while all the silpis-sthapathis and construction workers watched us awe stuck.
On 17th Oct, all artistes undertook a sightseeing trip, especially the elephant sanctuary . After that all of us watched a special show of Srilankan dances specially got up for us by the University of the Visual & Performing Arts.
Photos of the sightseeing

After that both of us left for Istanbul (Turkey)  for a continued shoot for Vodafone advertisement. Istanbul seems to be a very interesting country with an amalgam of Asian and European culture. Monuments are fabulous, people are courteous and the place so neat and clean. We had two days of hectic shooting schedule in the city and in the outskirts - country side. Thoroughly enjoyed 4 days stay in the Hotel Hyatt International. Got back home on 23rd Oct.


Dear Friends,
We have pleasure in sharing these pictures taken at the 7th World Hindu Day 2017 in America on 7th October 2017.
I gave my keynote address on "Sanaathana Dharma"  and Dr. Subramaniaswamy (MP) gave an erudite presidential address on the subject of 'Raama Sethu &  Ram Temple at Ayodhya" . It was a well attended  and well organised conference, a  congregation of scholars and luminaries, Hindu religious enthusiasts. On mass request I chose to perform extempore  the beautiful hymn  'Maithreem bhajatha " of Poojyashree Sankaraachaarya " for Shanta's  singing, to conclude my talk.
V.P.Dhananjayan
WORLD HINDU DAY-2017 Keynote address by Naatyaacharya V.P.Dhananjayan  on 7th October 2017
Photos



ECDPA Durga Puja and Sharod Utsav 2017
While in the US to address the 7th World Hindu Day in New Jessey, the Dhananjayans were invited to inaugurate the Bengali Association's DURGA POOJA conducted in Queens AsiaTV channel hall. Pleased to shared those happy event on 6th October 2017.
The dynamic lady (in red sari) Smt. Rajya Laxmi is an inspiration to Bhaarateeyas to conduct our Hindu festivals and other Poojas.
Photos




BHARATAKALANJALI  is very proud to announce that one of our alumni K.Sarveshan ( South Africa)  has been awarded the first prize and best dancer award form the Madras Music Academy this year performing in the "SPIRIT OF YOUTH"  festival. This is considered a very prestigious award for a professional artiste competing with equally qualified male and female Bharatanaatyam artistes. He will be receiving the honour on 3rd January 2018 during Academy's annual Naatya festival. The Music Academy honours the Naatyaachaarya of the recipient also with certificate.
Sarveshan's profile



Vodafone Vocals

On Kochi FM 102.3 and all other Akashavani stations of Kerala



Kalakshetra Kolu
 



Dhananjayans featured in the first edition of ‘Conversations’ of www.whitecloudbrands.com
http://whitecloudbrands.com/conversations.php




DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPU, Bharatakalanjali alumni and the prime disciple of The Dhananjayans is adjudged and declared as the OUTSTANDING DANCER  in the  MUSIC ACADEMY MID YEAR DANCE FESTIVAL 2017.She will be awarded this BEST BHARATANAATYAM ARTISTE of the year 2017 on the Academy's Naatya festival inaugural day on 3rd January 2018.



Vodafone Ad Couple’s Relationship Advice
- KS Rajasekar, happymarriages.com,  June 2017
http://www.happymarriages.com/relationship-advice/vodafone-ad-couples-relationship-advice-to-newly-married.html



"It's always crucial to get the right cast": Prakash Varma on shooting with the Dhananjayans
- Suraj Ramnath , afaqs, May 16, 2017
Last week, when we decided to interview Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayan - the lead pair in Vodafone's latest campaign - they were 'that cute couple'. But now, just a few days after our story was published, they've transformed into 'Dhananjayans, the actors', buzziest faces of Indian ad-land, who've been interviewed across most leading papers of the country. Our interview with Vodafone's 'Asha' and 'Bala' has fetched around 23,000 shares in less than five days and continues to gather digital moss.
http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/50444_Its-always-crucial-to-get-the-right-cast-Prakash-Varma-on-shooting-with-the-Dhananjayans



Meet The Dhananjayans: Opening Minds & Winning Hearts
- Reshmi Chakraborty,  Silver Talkies, May 29, 2017
http://silvertalkies.com/the-dhananjayans-opening-minds-winning-hearts/



 Tale of aged couple growing young together
- Nishadh Mohamme, May 14,2017, dtnext.in
http://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2017/05/14092612/1033801/Tale-of-aged-couple-growing-young-together.vpf



Latest admiration and blessings  from the grand old PVK Maama. A beautiful poem we want to share with all !!!
This entry into the make believe world of ADS.
Only ADDS to the already abundant ADULATION
May it always remain, ADVANTAGE Dhananjayans
All these will, ofcourse, remain only ADJUNCT to  Abhinaya
With love and blessings from an ADMIRING P V K



The incredible adventures of the Dhananjayans
- Lavanya Narayanan, The Hindu, May 12, 2017

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/the-incredible-adventures-of-the-dhananjayans/article18432254.ece



Meet Padma Bhushan awardees turned Vodafone actors: Shanta and Dhananjayan
- Suraj Ramnath , afaqs, May 11, 2017
These Bharatnatyam dancers have become the new faces of Vodafone
http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/50413_Meet-Padma-Bhushan-awardees-turned-Vodafone-actors-Shanta-and-Dhananjayan



MakeTheMostOfNow - Together!
Loving and relating, in the present continuous, are what make Life beautiful!
- AVIS Viswanathan



THE DHANANJAYANS in Vodafone new ad series | IPL 2017








Natyarangam presented an interesting discussion peppered with impromptu demos on OUR KALAKSHETRA DAYS by three stalwart dancers-gurus at Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, Chennai, on March 19, 2017. It was a lively discussion with the stalwarts sharing experiences of their golden days in Kalakshetra when it was in Adyar. The moderator was S. Janaki of Sruti magazine.

Those were the days! - Report, narthaki.com






Wandering Artist - Season 1 - session 3 - 11th March 2017 - 
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Korattur Malayalee Sowhrudavedi, a socio-cultural organization operating from Korattur presents the STREE RATNA AWARD 2017  to Shantha Dhananjayan  during the Women’s Day Celebration on 12th March 2017 at the Bhaktavatsalam school premises.




The Dhananjayans were bestowed with Rotary award of 'For the Sake of Honor'  towards their immense contribution in the field of performing arts by Rotary Club of Madras Central on February 27, 2017, 6.30pm at Hotel Hyatt, Teynampet, Chennai.



The Dhananjayans' grand son Samartha (9 years) in Ramanatakam on January 1, 2015 for Naadabrahmam Art Festival - his debut appearance.

Here is the link for Samartha's monkey business !!!!..



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