Dr. Padmaja

An intellectual and deeply spiritual dancer, teacher and choreographer, her dance productions have won her critical acclaims over the world. She has been on numerous concert tours, to several nations, both as an ICCR delegate and through private organizations. Her lecture demonstrations and workshops are regularly held at international conferences, including the UNESCO. She is a recipient of the Women’s International network award at Teenmurthy Bhavan Delhi in Nov 2010.

Smt. Padmaja holds varied degrees and holds a doctorate for her thesis on the Science of Tantra and the Art of Natya – a correlative study . Among her many achievements are performances of her troupe at various Rajbhavans and at Rashtrapathi Bhavan where she was honoured by Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. A writer and scholar, her works are frequently published. Her institute Kalpataru Kalavihar ,also known as Aatmalaya ,constantly shares dance with the lesser-privileged children in Bangalore and rural areas through it's project-KALACHAITANYA.


The charity wing-KALACHAITANYA, training children from lesser privileged sections in music and dance has completed six years now and several girls and few boys also are continuing their dance lessons and giving programmes under the institute.

KALACHAITANYA is happy to inform that the children of farmers are learning Bharatanatyam at MAKALI village and have tied up with some NGOs and teach village kids. Eg-Kuppam village. Major programmes by these children include the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Chowdiah Hall by Sarvodaya society Annual day celebrations at Bangalore, annual day of the institute in April every year etc.