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Dr. P. Rama Devi

Artist Name: Dr.P. Rama Devi
Place: Hyderabad
School/Organization: 
Sai Nataraja Dance Academy
Website: SaiNatarajaDanceAcademy.com
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Contact:
Email : rama_pras2001@yahoo.co.in
Phone : (91) 040-27730087


Sri Sai Nataraja Academy of Kuchipudi Dance
Flat.No.202, Kousthubha Abode,10-3-32/3,
East Marredpally, Secunderabad-500026

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Dr.P.Rama Devi - 
KERALA STATE SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY’S PRAVASI “KALASRI” AWARDEE , 


Dr. P Rama Devi established Sri SaiNataraja Academy of Kuchipudi Dance in 1989 in Marredpally, Secunderabad and since then she has strived to create many budding artists in every sense of the word, for the coming generations. Dr. Rama Devi has done Ph.D, M.Phil, M.A, B.Sc, B.Ed, Diploma in Software Engineering, Praveena in Hindi, Diploma in Home Science to her credits. She is graded artist from Doordarshan too. More than 1000 students have taken training under Dr.P.Rama Devi & completed certificate & Diploma courses and now teaching all over India & Abroad.  Currently more than 80 students are undergoing training under her in her institution. She enjoys the pleasure in imparting her knowledge in dance into molding tender feet and delicate hands to impressive Nritya. 


Rama devi is not only a Guru, but also Performer, Choreographer, Author, Scholar, Writer and Organizer. She has organized festivals like Soorya, Nruthyasandhya, Interstate Cultural festival, National level seminars, workshops, Horizon Series of ICCR etc. She has written 5 Dance ballets & 5 keerthanas and few Slokas.   The precise blend of grace, expression and dance", is what one has to say when Rama Devi performs.  Her fleet-footed footwork and immaculate expressions leave her audience spell-bound. She started performing at the tender age of five. Her zeal, determination and extreme hard work has enabled her overcome many obstacles and today, she has carved a niche for herself. Panel member in the JURY OF A.P.TV& FILM NANDI AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2011, JUDGE IN THE SELECTION OF SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN THE FIELD OF KUCHIPUDI DANCE and also JUDGE IN THE SELECTION FOR JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME OF CENTER FOR CULTURAL RESOURSES & TRAINING (CCRT) NEW DELHI and Chief co-coordinator for Kerala SangeetNatak Academy  adhoc committee, Expert committee member for evaluating M.Phil thesis conducted by P.S.Telugu University and also member of Academic council, University of Silicon Andhra, California. She has presented Papers in various national level Seminars, and also conducted Workshops & gave lecture demonstrations in conferences & festivals, colleges & various organization in A.P, KARNATAKA, KERALA &U.S. This Academy got 4 times Production grant from Central Ministry of Culture, New Delhi & also four times Project financial support from Central Sangeet Natak Akademy, Govt.of India, New Delhi. She has performed at various prestigious platforms all over the country like Ujjain Festivals, SurajKundh Festivals, Sanskrit Ballet Festivals,2nd  International Budha Festivals, Deccan festivals, Alampur Festivals, Soorya festival, Kalachakra festival & even abroad countries like USA etc,. 

She has not confined herself to just female roles but has demonstrated outstanding potential in performing strong and masculine characters of the valiant Ravana, callous Mahishi, the scholar Vivekananda, pious Buddha, genius Annamacharya and other mythological characters like Krishna, Rama, Shiva, etc.,   Choreographing ballets with precise rhythmic patterns and expression is not an easy task for every dancer. Dr. P Rama Devi with this infallible ability has choreographed 25 ballets and more than 50 solo items and has won applause. She has written so far 6 books on Kuchipudi Dance in which four are the syllabus books for Certificate & Diploma courses offered by P.S.Telugu University. Recently She conceived a cd “NATYA SASTRA IN A NUT SHELL”.  She has written many articles on dance for various leading magazines & Souvenirs. She is recipient of KERALA STATE SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY’S  KALASREE AWARD, senior fellowship from H.R.D, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi. NavarasaNatyaPrapurna, BadamSarojinidevi Award, PanchaRatnaMahilaPuraskaram, Lifetime achievement award,  NaatyaKalpaDhruma , NrthaVilasini , DurgabaiDeshmukh Award etc…