Hyderabad-born classical dancer Ragasudha sets world record

City-born Ragasudha Vinjamuri has became the first artiste to have been presented the Indian Classical Dance seven times on different themes and occasions at the Houses of British Parliament.

By Author  |  Published: 21st May 2017  9:06 pmUpdated: 22nd May 2017  12:15 am
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Ragasudha at the House of Commons in London. Photo: By arrangement
Hyderabad: City-born Ragasudha Vinjamuri has became the first artiste to have been presented the Indian Classical Dance seven times on different themes and occasions at the Houses of British Parliament.
 
This achievement has now been acknowledged by the World Records India team. 
  
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A still from one of Ragasudha’s classical dances. Photo: By arrangement.
Ragasudha, who moved to the UK nearly 12 years ago, has been performing, training and promoting classical and folk dances of India there and is presently teaching at University of Sunderland in London.
 
A double post graduate by education, she learnt Bharatanatyam under Guru late Dr Uma Rama Rao in Hyderabad and is credited with staging folk/tribal dances such as Lambadi dance for the first time in the UK at the Nehru Centre of High Commission of India and other venues.
 
She has presented classical dance on the subjects of Ayurveda, Music therapy, Ahimsa and Naari Shakti. 
 

A recipient of several accolades, she was recently shortlisted for the prestigious 18-year-old Asian Women Achievers awards under Art and Culture category and also awarded Pravaasi Stree Shakti Award in 2016.