Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam and Kathakali Dancer, Anita
Ratnam is recognised today as one of the country's most
gifted art ambassadors.
With a career spanning three decades and over 1000
performances in 15 countries, Anita Ratnam has made
significant contributions in other fields as Choreographer,
Television Personality, Scholar and Cultural Activist.
Having done her Master's degree in Theatre and Television
from the University of New Orleans, she spent ten years as
a Television Producer in the United States. Her work there
earned her Emmy and Ace award nominations.
She is also the author of Natya Brahman (which many
consider a must-read for Dance students) and is editor and
publisher of 'Narthaki' - a directory of Indian dance.
Narthaki is now online as a website: www.narthaki.com. She
is the founder of the Arangham Trust at Chennai, which
works towards nurturing of the performing arts. A truly
multi-dimensional personality, Anita Ratnam has also made
an impressive entry into films (with her role as an
antagonist in Rajiv Menon's family drama Kandukondain
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