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Mridula Sivakumar

Learning Bharatanatyam from tender age of three under Dr. Smt. Sheela Unnikrishnan at Sridevi Nrithyalaya, Chennai, Mridula Sivakumar is a passionate and sincere learner with a natural flair for the arts. Mridula completed her Arangetram along with her sister, Mrinalini Sivakumar, in 2012 and has been fortunate to have performed on several platforms since childhood.

She has won prizes in several competitions and has been an active part of Sridevi Nrithyalaya’s productions such as Bala Ramayanam, Shadaksharam, Janani Jagath Karani, Sri Krishna Vaibhavam, Sivamayam, Ravaneswaran, Brahmasmi, Leela Taranga Margam, Param, Srinivasa Kalyanam. She is a graded artiste of Doordarshan and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in Commerce from Madras University.


Notable Achievements:

  • Recipient of Ranjani Rajan Memorial award for the best dance artist in the year 2005-06

  • Winner in the Kids Kiladi show conducted by Chutti TV in 2005

  • Winner in the Thaka Dhimi Tha show in Jaya TV in the year 2005 and in 2007

  • First prize in dance conducted by Jawahar Siruvar Mandram in the year 2007

  • Winner in Konjum Salangai show in Doordarshan (Podhigai TV) in the year 2008

  • First prize in the All India dance competition conducted by Gopinath Vysa, at Bangalore in 2008 and 2013

  • First prize in National level Dance competition conducted by Navya Nataka Academy at Hyderabad in 2008 and 2009 and second prize in the year 2010

  • First prize in junior category in the competition conducted by Papanasam Sivan Rasikar Sangam, 2010

  • First prize in dance competition conducted by Nehru Children`s Cultural Association in 2010

  • Second Prize in dance competition conducted by TAPAS cultural foundation

  • Second prize in the dance competition conducted by Music Conssionuirre Club in the year 2008

  • Consolation prize at all India Multi Lingual Drama Dance and Music conducted by Akhil Bharathiya Sanskrithik held at Pune in 2009

  • First prize in the junior category group conducted by Concern India Foundation

  • Third prize in the Konjum salangai dance show conducted by Prasar Bharati (Podhigai TV) season lV-2011

  • Awardee of Bharath Kalachar Scholarship 2011-2013 and 2014-2016.

  • Second prize in dance conducted by LIC OF INDIA –Chennai Division-1 in 2011

  • Second prize in NATARAJ NATIONAL DANCE FEST (National Competition of Bharatanatyam) conducted by Kalamandir College of fine arts Peravoor Kerala- 2012

  • Second prize in junior level for Papanasam Sivan composition conducted by Papanasam Sivan Rasikar Sangam-2012

  • Honoured as ASTHANA VIDWAN of SRI CHAKRA MAHA MEERU PEETAM Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

  • First prize in Sanskrit Nataka Utsav 2013

  • Awarded the Charles H. Best award for dance- first prize in the Diabetes Fest 2011

  • Won the first prize in the junior level competition during the year 2013 conducted by Gopinathdas Nyasa

  • First prize in the junior level competition conducted by All India Artists Association, Bhilai in the year 2013

  •  2nd Prize in Talent Promotion program conducted by Indian Fine Arts Club in 2015

  • Best Dancer Award from Sri Parthasarathy swami Sabha in the year 2015

  • Certified B Grade Artist by Doordarshan Kendra – Chennai


Notable Solo Performances:

  • Mylapore Fine Arts club

  • Thejas Balotsav

  • Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha

  • Indian Fine Arts Society

  • Ilamayil Thirami, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha


Notable Group Performances:

  • Vysakhi Nrithyothsav – All India Classical dance festival -2009 held at Vishakhapatnam

  • Natyanjali festival at Perur 2007

  • Indian Dance Festival held at Mamallapuram 2006, 2008 and 2009, 2011

  • Silver Jubilee Dance festival of Pollachi Tamizhisai Sangam -2010

  • Park Pournami programme organised by Krishnapuram Resident`s Association –Ambattur-Chennai -53 in 2010

  • Natyanjali programme conducted at Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapatinam, Kumbakonam, Thiruvarur, Karur, Perur, Pandanallur and ThiruNallar

  • Ulaga Tamil Semmozhi Manadu -2010 at Coimbatore

  • Mylapore Sundaram Finance – Mylapore Festival 2007, 2010, 2014

  • Kolam festival conducted by Arcot Road times in 2006

  • IDA (Indian Dance Alliance) held at Bangalore in 2008.

She is learning Carnatic music from Smt. Chitrambari Krishnakumar and has sang in films, the popular song ‘Chu Chu Mari” in the film POO, Kalavani and Theneer Viduthi and also released devotional album. She has also sang a folk number in her guru`s production Ravaneswaran. She was given the opportunity to sing along with the living legend Padmashri Aruna Sairam in Aikya India 2010

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