C. V. Chandrasekhar biography

C. V. Chandrasekhar

Film actor

1935 –


Who is C. V. Chandrasekhar?

C. V. Chandrasekhar is one of India's senior most Bharatanatyam dancers, academician, dance scholar, composer, and choreographer. He retired as Head of the Faculty of Performing Arts of M.S. University, Baroda in 1992. Professor Chandrashekhar and wife Jaya Chandrasekhar are one of the best known dancing couples of Bharata Natyam in India, during the 1970s and ’80s, they performed with their daughters Chitra and Manjari. He now runs his own dance institution, Nrityashree, in Chennai.

He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharatnatyam in 1993, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, and received the Kalidas Samman in 2008. In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.


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