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Shanta Dhananjayan & VP Dhananjayan received the life time
achievement award from Rotary Club-Mitra on 30th January
2018. Hon. Minister for Culture Dr. Pandia Rajan and
Hon Justice R.Subramanian gave away the awards.
TITLES : V.P.DHANANJAYAN - ' NATANA KALAI IMAYAM'.
SHANTA DHANANJAYAN - 'NAATYA KALASAGARAM'
Dhananjayans received the Kerala goverment's NISHAGANDHI PURASKAR on
20th January 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram. It included a citation,
Bharatamuni plaque and a cash prize of Rs.1.5 lakhs. Photos
The Dhananjayans were honoured with the "Pride of India" from
Provoke (Wella Professionals), South India's most prestigious
awards on 20th December, 2017. Photos
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.
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
On Kochi FM 102.3 and all other Akashavani stations of Kerala
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.
"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
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 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 - View photos
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.
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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