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Maalyada Anand

Artist Name: Maalyada Anand
Place: Visakhapatnam
School/Organization:Kuchipudi Kalaa Kendram

Email : maalyada.anand@gmail.com
Phone : (91) 9885868959 ; 0891-2543947

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Maalyada Anand (Amukta Maalyada) is an accomplished artist in the field of Kuchipudi dance.  With the constant encouragement and blessings from her parents Smt Sridevi and Sri K.L.N. Ranga Rao , she has been learning Kuchipudi dance at the feet of her guru”Kala Ratna”  Smt A. B. Bala Kondala Rao. She has  given her arangetram in 2002 and since then has performed at different centers in India and abroad and all her performances have been well received by the connoisseurs of art.

Maalyada Anand is an Engineering Graduate in computer science from J.N.T.U and is a Post Graduate in dance with specialization in Kuchipudi from Andhra University. She is married to Sri A. Anand Sri Hari, a professional Mridangam artist.

She has performed in all her Guru’s ballets donning roles like Rama, Sita, Ramanujulu, Vishnu, Andal, Durga etc. She has also given many lecture demonstrations along with her Guru all over India and abroad.

She has acted in one of the lead roles in “Kalatapasvi” Padmasri Dr. K. Vishwanath’s movie “Swarbhishekam”.

She has toured all the major states of the United States of America along with her troupe for giving Dance performances.

One of her outstanding achievements is that she has been selected as a Cultural ambassador from India by the “Rotary International” in 2011 and toured the United States of America with her dance performances.

Along with practising dance and performing, Maalyada is also nurturing young children by teaching them the nuances of Kuchipudi dance since 8 years at “Kuchipudi Kalaa Kendram”, Visakhapatnam.

Achievements: -

·   Holds Diploma with Distinction in Kuchipudi Dance from the Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.

  • Recipient of Scholarship for young artists from the “Department of Cultural Affairs”, Government of India.
  • Kurella Award” for “Best upcoming artist in Kuchipudi Dance”
  •  “Ugadi  Puraskar( Samaikya Bharath Gaurav Satkar)” from The Madras Telugu Academy.
  •  Conferrement of title “Natya Kala Saraswathi” by Saraswathi Gana Sabha, Kakinada.
  • Recipient of title “Natya Soujanya”, by the “Nritya Madhavi Academy of Dance”, New Jersey.
  • Awarded with the title “Nritya Nipuna” by the “Nalanda Dance Research Center”, Mumbai.
  • Recepient of the most prestigious “SingarMani” title by the “Sur Singar Samsad”, Mumbai.
  • Recipient of the title “Nritya jyoti “ at the “Naveen Kalakar Samaroh”, Bhubaneshwar.

Major Performances: -
  • Tyagaraja aradhanotsavalu – Cleveland, OH
  • Pittsburg Venkateshwara Temple- Pittsburg, PA.
  • Atlanta Shiva Vishnu Temple- Atlanta, GA.

  • Kalamandalam Dance Festival - Kolkata.
  • Madras Telugu Academy.
  • Konark dance Festival- Konark.
  • Visakha Music & Dance Academy - Vizag.
  • World Telugu Federation.
  • Malabar Mahotsav –Kerala.
  • Kinkini Dance Festival – Bangalore.
  • Nalanda Dance Research Academy – Mumbai
  • Karnataka Sangeeta Natak Academy – Bangalore.
  • Siddendra Yogi Mahotsav – Kuchipudi Village.
  • Number of times for the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams- Tirupati.
  • Dhauli Dance Festival - Orissa
  • Academy of Fine Arts- Tirupathi
  • Andhra Maha Sabha- Mumbai
  • Sur Singar Samsid  - Mumbai.
  • Telugu Kala Saithi – Mumbai.