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Shanta Dhananjayan conducting bhajans learnt fromDr.Padmasini teacher of Kalakshetra:

Please go through this important information especially Kalakshetra alumni and Yogaville Virginia  Naatya adhyayana gurukulam camp students.  You may forward this to all people interested in music and bhajan singing.
One of our BK alumni Dr.Anuradha Murali has taken the trouble  to record and release  in i-tunes. Bharatakalanjali dedicates this to Dr.Padmasini teacher, one of the pillars of Kalakshetra who taught us these immortal bhajans. You will all enjoy it and will have nostalgic  memory of of  Dr.Padmasini teacher.
We will appreciate you all purchasing these bhajans being released one by one every month.
- With best wishes from  the Dhananjayans (anna & akka)
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Tamizhnadu Government announced that V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan will receive the BALASARASWATHI MEMORIAL AWARD AND HONOUR for Bharatanatyam, along with Vyjayanthimala Bali and Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar. The award carries a cash prize of rupees one lakh and citation.

Two of BK alumni & prominent disciples, Radhika Shurajith and Suryanarayanamurthy will receive the KALAI MAAMANI AWARD. 

Recently Shanta Dhananjayan acted in a Tamil film directed by Rajiv Menon titled "SARVAM TAALA MAYAM" . 
Few shots from this movie  now screening globally.

Naatyaachaaryas VP Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan  received the “Bharata Muni Samman" (2018)  from Nalanda  University ( NDRC, Mumbai). Dr.Kanak Rele - the founder and director,  NDRC gave away the award and honour  to them along with two other stalwarts - in the field of hindustani music (Dr. Prabah Atre) and Maharashatra stage actor and film actor. (Vikram Gokhale) in a colourful  ceremony  on 13th January 2019. 

Shanta Dhananjayan received the "Nritya Kalaanidhi" honour & award from the most prestigious institution Madras Music Academy on January 3, 2019, the Naatya festival inaugural day at TTK auditorium, Music academy.
(To refresh the memory, Dhananjayan received the equivalent award "Sangeeta Kalaa Achaarya" from the Academy on 4th January 2005)

Sketches of the Dhananjayans by Kalakshetra student Kailashnathan 

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