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Vani Mosalikanti

Artist Name: Smt Vani Mosalikanti
Place: Chennai, India


Phone: (91) 044 - 24746669  ; (91) 9884133310 

16/21 Customs Colony 
VGP Salai, West Saidapet  
Chennai 600015  

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Padmavani, wife  and disciple of Sri. JaiKishore Mosalikanti, was initiated into dance at a young age and has eventually grown to be a kuchipudi exponent. Though her initial training was in bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi became her passion after she joined Kuchipudi Kala Kendra Mumbai in 1995 under the tutelage of Sri.M.S.R.Murty, a senior disciple of Padmabhushan guru Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam. She very soon mastered the basic nuances of the art form and became an important part of Kala Kendra’s troupe giving group and solo performances.Vani has travelled a long way presenting her talent mostly in northern India. She has also played major roles in the dance-dramas. She has won the acclaim of Critics and Connoisseurs of art, for her apt portrayal of the role ‘Satyabhama’ in the traditional Kuchipudi dance ballet ‘Sri Krishna Parijatam’. She has also received rave reviews in the local dailies for the same. She has been a great support to her teacher in training students and also during lecture demonstrations where she even held the podium.

Ever since her marriage in 2002 and her shift to Chennai, she has been a helping hand to her husband Sri. Kishore Mosalikanti(disciple of Padmabhushan guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam), the most sought after nattuvanar, choreographer,performer and teacher for kuchipudi today. She has been learning the advanced and finer nuances and trying to master the style to make it adaptable to the present dance field under the tutelage of her husband, Sri.Kishore. As a part of Kishore’s ensemble she has performed in prestigious festivals in India like—Ananya festival and New Choreography festival- Delhi, All India Dance festival by Bharat Bhavan-Bhopal, Dhauli festival-Bhubaneshwar, International Dance Alliance-Chennai, Natyanjali festival- Chidambaram and many more.Vani and Kishore, have together been performing and also training the aspirants towards perfection in the Kuchipudi style of dance. As a couple they have danced in the prestigious ‘Tunchan festival’ (Tirur, Kerala), ‘Kala Ghoda festival’(Mumbai) and many more. She has also been making her appearance as a solo performer during the festival season in Chennai. Under Kishore’s guidance she has not just grown as a performer but also as a teacher and nattuvanar. She has been wielding the cymbals for senior kuchipudi dancers and has also toured European countries like Holland, France and Belgium for the same. As a teacher she instills discipline in her students and gives her best without compromising on quality and style.

With an urge to know the art form from its roots and to learn about its rich heritage, she was drawn to the village ‘kuchipudi’. The little facts that she learnt there caught her deep interest and inspired her to complete the post graduate course in Kuchipudi dance, from  ‘Sri Siddhendra Yogi Kuchipudi Kala Peetham’, affiliated to ‘Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. That a dancer should know not just the grammer (Natya Shastram) and literature(language and poetry) of dance but also the science (technique) and math (rhythm) of that particular style, is her prime idea while learning and she insists on the same for her students.

To be able to remain a student all the life is a real boon, and finding a life partner like Kishore has proven to be a boon in disguise for Vani. She intends to use this opportunity to the fullest and serve the dance world in her best possible way.