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Pranati Goturi

Artist Name: Pranati Goturi
Place: Hyderabad
Youtube: http://youtube.com/pranatigoturi

Email : pranati.classic@gmail.com
Phone : (91) 9849654689; 8374856565 

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Pranati Goturi :

Dance is a divine form through which one spiritually connects to the cosmic power and feels at peace. God creates every human being with a specific purpose. If only one realises his area of interest at an early age, the journey becomes easy. 15 year old Pranati realised her passion for dance at a tender age of 4. She was attracted to fine arts just like bees are attracted to dahlia stalks. She began her journey in fine arts at Pallavi Academy of Fine Arts. Pranati learnt dance on par with regular education. It is very close and holy to her. Her mother, Smt. Sumitra is an Additional Registrar of Cooperative Societies currently working with Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Dept of Rural Development, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.

Her Gurus:

Pranati considers herself to be lucky and blessed to have Gurus who have, at every stage guided and improved her to be a better dancer and a better person. She began learning dance under ‘Natya Shree’ Smt. P.B. Krishna Bharati who was trained under exponents like Sri. Vedantam Prahalada Sharma and Smt. Dr. Shobha Naidu. For more perfection as a dancer Pranati is learning dance with Sri. Vedantam Satya Narasimha Sastry. He hails from one of the traditional families of Kuchipudi, the Vedantam Family. Known for his ace compositions, Pranati’s guru also masters playing the Mridangam. Currently, Pranati is learning the deeper aspects of Kuchipudi and the Indian Culture. Pranati is ever indebted to her Gurus for the impact they have had on her.

Pranati’s achievements :

  • So far, Pranati has given more than 150 stage performances which include solo, group and full length ballets.
  • Completed her Kuchipudi Ranga Pravesham (Arangetram) at the age of 9.
  • Awarded the prestigious “Bal Ratna” Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2006.
  • First ever Kuchipudi dancer to win “The POGO Amazing Dancer” award in 2007 given by the popular kids channel POGO.
  • Stood 3rd in “Rin Mera Star Super Star”, a national level talent hunt conducted by Star Plus Channel and Hindustan Lever Ltd. 
  • Is the reciepient of the prestigious "Bal Shree" Award for 2011 which is given by the Government Of India in New Delhi..   
  • Performed at Tirupati Brahmotsavams, one of the most honoured platforms for artists.
  • Blessed with an opportunity to perform right before Lord Sri Venkateshwara at Naada Neerajanam, Tirumala Tirupati.
  • Was awarded ‘Sri Krishna Deva Raya Natya Nayani’ by Rangasthali, a cultural organisation dedicated in promoting Kuchipudi placed in Tirupati.
  • Was awarded the title ‘Natya Ravali’ by Tirupati Film Society for her excellence in Kuchipudi.
  • Performed along with her Guru at prestigious National Dance Festivals like ‘Nritya Sandhya’, Hyderabad and ‘Kharavela Dance Festival 2011’ in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
  • Recipient of the merit scholarship given by The Centre for Culture and Resource Training, Government of India, New Delhi. Stood 3rd in All India Music and Dance Competitons.
  • Portrayed the role of Lord Krishna in the mythological ballet ‘Kaliya Mardhanam’ choreographed by the famous choreographer Sri. Siva Sankara Vara Prasad.
  • Performed at the prestigious dance show ‘Muvvala Savvadi – Republic Day Special’ and ‘Chirumuvvala Savvadi’ aired on Doordarshan.
  • Has participated in many competitions both at state level and national level and has bagged first prizes in all most all of them.
  • Has given full length dance recitals for Yuvakalavahini TV Awards, Dr. Allu Ramalingaiah Kala Peetham and many more.
Famous people who appreciated her:

  • Was felicitated by former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S Raja Shekhar Reddy on the occasion of Children’s Day in 2009.
  • Was blessed by many famous personalities like Rajya Sabha Member ‘Megastar’ Chiranjeevi, veteran movie director ‘Kala Tapasvi’ Sri. K. Vishwanath, famous telugu lyricist ‘Gnanpeeth Awardee’ Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, actor Rajendra Prasad, veteran actress Jamuna, famous Kuchipudi danseuse ‘Padma Sri’ ‘Nrita Choodamani’ Smt. Dr. Sobha Naidu.
Pranati – Other than dancing:

  • Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Pranati speaks English, Telugu, Hindi and French.
  • A class XI student at St. Joseph’s Public School, King Koti, Pranati has always been an active student.
  •  Completed her primary level education at Johnson Grammar School where she was part of many extracurricular activities.
  •  Choreographed songs for events in her school. Performed as a representative of her school for important delegations.
  • Actively participated in Dramatics of her school, being awarded ‘The Best Actor’ award for 3 years.
  • She is a public speaker.won many Elocution and Debate competitions and anchored many of her school shows.
  • The Times of India have conducted a series of competitions under the program “Hyderabad for Kids”.  Pranati bagged the first prize and stood as the best speaker. In the essay writing competition, Pranati’s essay was qualified for the top 3 following which she was invited to be the youngest member of Nie for  “The Times of India – Editorial Board” for a day.
  •  Her ability of expressive speaking bagged her opportunity to host a weekly kids show named ‘Little Reporters’ on the Telugu News Channel ‘Ntv’ for six months.
  •  Interviewed by leading television channels in Andhra Pradesh like Tv9 and HMTV.
  •  She has a good taste in music too. She learnt carnatic vocal and veena at Pallavi Academy of Fine Arts. 
  • All her achievements brought her the golden opportunity of becoming a Child Jury Member under the Short Films Category at the 17th International Children’s Film Festival India conducted by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI).
  • Her chance of being the Jury Member at the 17th International Children’s Film Festival India has made her curious and interested towards screenplay writing and filmmaking.

 Pranati aims to achieve milestones in her beloved art form and bring laurels to her mother and her Guru. She has always been taught to devotedly dance on stage and uplift the name of Kuchipudi more than her personal success. And that is what she aspires of doing – take the name of Kuchipudi to unseen heights in the reach of her capabilities.