Sulakshana Jayaram

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Her foray into the world of Bharatanatyam was at the tender age of five under the guidance of Guru Smt. Sushila of Kalamandalam, Kerala. Thereafter, she trained in the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam under the tutelage of Gurus Shri Pandanallur Sreenivasa Pillai and Smt. Indira Rajan. For a brief period she trained with Guru Bhagavatalu Shri Seetarama Sharma to learn the intricacies of the Nattuvangam or the art of wielding cymbals. She has also trained with Guru Smt. Jayanti Subramanian and honed her skills in the art of Abhinaya. 

Sulakshana also trained in Carnatic vocal music from Guru Shri Rajagopalan. Sulakshana's mother Smt. Shanta Jayaram, a trained Hindustani classical vocalist, played a pivotal role in helping shape Sulakshana's aesthetic sensibilities and ideal on the inextricable unity that poetry and music share with dance.

 

 

She has had the rare privilege and blessing of being invited by His Holiness Swami Sidda Bodda Nanda, after he witnessed her dance recital at the Thanjavur Brihadeeshwara temple organized as part of the South zone cultural festival, to perform at the ashram of His Holiness Shri Poojya Swami Dayanand Saraswati at Annaikati, Coimbatore. Swami Shri Dayanand Saraswati blessed the artist saying "...She is a gifted person and also highly committed to classicism. Many talented people do not find the art absorbing due to lack of commitment. There are a lot of committed people who do not have the natural gift of talent. Sulakshana has the commitment to her art and also has the gift of talent in abundance. I feel she is going to be not just a beneficiary but a contributor to her art..."