Shanta Dhananjayan conducting bhajans learnt fromDr.Padmasini teacher of Kalakshetra:
Please go through this important information especially Kalakshetra
alumni and Yogaville Virginia Naatya adhyayana gurukulam camp
students. You may forward this to all people interested in music
and bhajan singing.
One of our BK alumni Dr.Anuradha Murali has taken the trouble to
record and release in i-tunes. Bharatakalanjali dedicates this to
Dr.Padmasini teacher, one of the pillars of Kalakshetra who taught us
these immortal bhajans. You will all enjoy it and will have
nostalgic memory of of Dr.Padmasini teacher.
We will appreciate you all purchasing these bhajans being released one by one every month.
- With best wishes from the Dhananjayans (anna & akka) Read more For purchase of the Bhajans
Tamizhnadu Government announced that V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta
Dhananjayan will receive the BALASARASWATHI MEMORIAL AWARD AND HONOUR
for Bharatanatyam, along with Vyjayanthimala Bali and Prof. C.V.
Chandrasekhar. The award carries a cash prize of rupees one lakh and
Two of BK alumni & prominent disciples, Radhika Shurajith and
Suryanarayanamurthy will receive the KALAI MAAMANI AWARD.
Recently Shanta Dhananjayan acted in a Tamil film directed by Rajiv
Menon titled "SARVAM TAALA MAYAM" . Few shots from this
movie now screening globally.
Naatyaachaaryas VP Dhananjayan & Shanta
Dhananjayan received the “Bharata Muni Samman" (2018) from Nalanda
University ( NDRC, Mumbai). Dr.Kanak Rele - the founder and director,
NDRC gave away the award and honour to them along with two other
stalwarts - in the field of hindustani music (Dr. Prabah Atre) and
Maharashatra stage actor and film actor. (Vikram Gokhale) in a
colourful ceremony on 13th January 2019.
Shanta Dhananjayan received the "Nritya Kalaanidhi"
honour & award from the most prestigious institution Madras Music
Academy on January 3, 2019, the
Naatya festival inaugural day at TTK auditorium, Music academy.
(To refresh the memory, Dhananjayan received the equivalent award
"Sangeeta Kalaa Achaarya" from the Academy on 4th January 2005)