SudhaLakxmi VinodhKumar, a graceful Pandanallur style Bharathanatyam dancer, had the privilege of being under the tutelage of Padmasri Prof Sudharani Raghupathy from the early age of five. Hailing from a family with a rich musical heritage, brought up in an atmosphere encompassed with music and dance, SudhaLakxmi is the granddaughter of renowned vaggeyakara Padmabhushan Vidwan Madurai Sri.N.Krishnan. In addition to dance, Sudhalakxmi also had her initial music training under violin Vidwan Guru Srinivasa Iyengar, Smt T.Krishnaveni and Padmabhushan Vidwan Madurai Sri N Krishna
Besides Bharathanatyam and vocal, Sudha is also trained in Theory of Dance and Nattuvangam.
As a 5 year old kid, she played the role of child Krishna in ?Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum? and was ever since a part of this famed dance drama presented in the various prestigious sabhas in Chennai. Sudhalakxmi has also featured in well acclaimed dance dramas like Vande Guham Uma Sutham, Eka Meva Na Dhvayam, Shankara Loka Shankara and Mammudha along with her guru in different sabhas of Chennai. She appeared in a tele-film,?Vande Mataram? produced by Bharatbala in the Golden Jubilee Year of Independence.
In the year 2002, her rangapravesam was held in the august presence of Doyens of Carnatic Music and Dance, presided by Dr.Mrs.Y.G.Parthasarathy (Dean & Director PSBB, Secretary Bharath Kalachar) and other renowned personalities. Sudhalakxmi has also accompanied the troupe in the Soorya Festival in Kerala & Pondicherry, Natyanjali festival Perur. Apart from Bharathanatyam, she has attended workshops for Marthagraham technique, Therukoothu style of dance , Kalari and Yoga.
From 2010, she was under the guidance of Guru. Padma.S.Raghavan, Artistic Director Silambam, Mylapore, where she gained experience in teaching and choreographing.
She is a CA Inter qualified professional and also holds a B.Com degree from the Madras University. She has a great flair towards teaching and her passion towards being a great Bharathanatyam Guru would help students kindle their imagination, enthusiasm and make them not just leading performers, but help them carry this rich legacy to the coming generations.