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Artist Name: Chandralekha 
Place: Ernakulam, Kerala
School/Organization: Shakthi School of Kuchipudi & Nritya Yoga
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Email : shakthikuchipudi@gmail.com
Phone : (91) 8606041411

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Chandralekha is a disciple of renowned Kuchipudi dancer & guru, Natyasri Anupama Mohan and Kalaimamani M.V.N. Murthy. She started learning dance at an age of four under Smt. Saraswathi Vijayan. Setting her foot steps in Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattom at an early age, she learned her inclination towards Kuchipudi dance when she became 15yrs of age. She joined Kalamandalam Shegind and Kalamandalam Sugatha for learning Kuchipudi. She has also trained herself for Mohiniyattom under smt. Sridevi Rajan, daughter of Kalamandalam Kalyanikuttyamma. Later on she joined Sathyaanjali Academy of Kuchipudi dance run by Smt. Anupama Mohan, for grooming herself into a Kuchipudi professional. Presently she is also practicing Kuchipudi under the guidance of Kalaimamani M.V.N. Murthy. She is running an academy which exclusively teaches Kuchipudi in its traditional form- Shakthi School of Kuchipudi and Nritya Yoga.

·    Chandralekha has received National scholarship for Kuchipudi dance, given by the govt. of India for young artists.
·    B- Grade artist for Kuchipudi in Chennai Doordarshan
·    Received Natya Kousthubham title from Sathyaanjali academy of Kuchipudi Dance, for excellence in Kuchipudi
·     Received A-grade for Kuchipudi in M.G. University Youth Festival
·    Received best actress award in the M.G. University Drama Festival and Drama Festivals at school level.
·     Honoured by Kaladarpana Magazine

She has been fortunate enough to perform in many stages along with her guru and individually. Some of them are
·        Dance festivals organized by Akhila Bharatha Kuchipudi Natya Kala Mandali in Kuchipudi village
·       Dance programs in Vijayawada, Gudiwada, Voyyuru,
·       Brahan Natyanjali dance festival at Tanjavur Big temple
·       National dance festival organized by Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademy,
·       Navaratri dance festival organized by Ernakulam Karayogam and Kollur Sri Mookambika temple
·       Dance and Music festival organized by Kaladarpana, a leading art magazine in Kerala
·       Bharatholsavam
·       Swati Festival organized by Kerala Fine Arts Society
·    She was also fortunate to perform in front of the legend of Kuchipudi dance, her guru’s much    respected guru, Padmabushan Dr. Vempatti Chinna Sathyam, on his 75th birthday celebrations at Hyderabad.
·        Spirit of Unity Concert at  Vizag
·        Vaishaki Nrityotsav in Vizag
·        Delhi Malayali Association program along with Kalabhavan troupe
·        Performed for Bala Sai Baba’s birthday at Kurnool.
·        Program organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi.

She has performed the role of Sri Krishna and Rukmini the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet Sri Krishna Parijatham, in the programs done by Sathyaanjali Academy of Kuchipudi dance. She has also performed in the ballet Nava Durga, choreographed by Kuchipudi Art Academy(Late. Dr. Vempati Chinna Sathyam). She has done the role of Apsara, Shailaputhri and Mahagauri in that ballet. She has also assisted her guru in many Kuchipudi dance workshops.