I started learning the basics from Sri Selvam and continued with Natyakala Rani Smt. Chandrakala Jagannathan who initiated and conducted my arangetram. Later I learnt the nuances of dance and nattuvangam from Dr. Smt. S. Divyasena. Jaya TV viewers can begin their day at 5:00 in the morning by watching me on “Senthamizh Naadu” a song about Tamil culture, which has been telecast every day for the past 20 years. I have been awarded the titles ``Natyakala Rathna” and “Valarum Bharatha Kalaignargal”. I have been blessed to perform in various famous temples, notable sabhas and leading channels.
I played the heroine role in Sanga Tamizh - a dance drama penned by Kalaignar Karunanidhi which was staged over 150 times across India and overseas. My international exposure includes representing the State of Tamil Nadu in Mauritius and in the USA when I relocated for a few years where I continued to perform and conduct classes. I have accompanied various senior artistes in nattuvangam and dance shows. Many of my students have completed their arangetram and salangai Pooja. I have been blessed to perform behind the Kapaleeswarar temple chariot (ther) as part of the Panguni festival every year. On the 100th year of Mahasamadhi day of Shirdi Sai Baba she got a wonderful opportunity to perform at the Mylapore Sai Baba temple.
On Women's Day, COWE - Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs – Tamil Nadu chapter of Anna University recognized me as one of the top 50 women for the talent and contribution to a cause or society. I continued to leverage the dance form to propagate cleanliness and create awareness on plastic ban.
About Krishnarpanam School of Dance (KSD)
Krishnarpanam School of Dance (KSD) started by Uthra Ramesh, a passionate student of the divine art of Bharatanatyam for the last 35 years, channels it as/for a dancer, teacher, judge, social awareness. Apart from performing, Uthra wanted to spread the “Maya of Bharatham” to more people and thus was born KSD. Starting with tiny tots over the last 20 years, Uthra has many dancers now from the age of 6 to 60. KSD now has a good combination of small kids making their first steps, women who learnt as kids and are reviving their passion now and women who are getting inspired to learn dance – some for the art form and some as a form of fitness.
KSD has ventured into thematic presentations to make the learning more interesting and provide an opportunity to showcase their talent. Currently Uthra is conducting classes in Mandaveli, Adyar and over the last 18 months globally through online classes.