Anuradha Venugopal

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Anuradha began her training in classical dance form of bharatanatyam under Smt. Chitraleka Bolar in Birmingham in 2010 at the age of 30. After successfully completing all the 6 grades of ISTD examinations with Distinction, she performed her arangetram in December 2017 at the age of 37. Anuradha now trains under Smt. Deepa Ganesh of Upasana Arts.

Anuradha, by qualification, is a dentist and a doctor and now is pursuing a career in Vascular surgery. She lives in Manchester with her husband Pradeep and two children Pranav and Aadhya, aged 6 and 2.

Whilst continuing her journey in dance, Anuradha has also been the concept bearer and creative lead of Second Chance- a concept that aims to inspire people to pursue a passion they had to let go off, regardless of their age or stage of training. In its first major undertaking, Anuradha, along with her friend, Gayathri Chandar and her Guru, Smt Deepa Ganesh, curated and presented SOHAM- an international festival of Indian classical music and dance that celebrates the power of Self. The aim of the festival was to provide a platform for artistes over the age of 30 and those who had taken up or returned to the arts past their prime.

Anuradha enjoys choreography. Recently she choreographed short stories of the Ramayana for the famous composition "bhavayami raghuramam" performed by 4 to 11 year olds on the occasion of Deepavali 2019. She continues to explore the various facets of bharatanatyam and hopes to continue her creative and artistic journey.