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Shri. Adyar K. Lakshman first began his career as a teacher at Kalakshetra. There he taught Dance, Music, Nattuvangam, Mridangam and Sanskrit language. From 1956 to 1969 he served as the chief dance instructor at Natyalaya. In 1969, he branched our on his own and established Bharatha Choodamani with the express desire to continue the Kalakshetra tradition of educating students in a high standard of dance and music.

Bharatha Choodamani has a large student population from both India and abroad. Under Shri. Lakshman’s meticulous training, over 100 students have performed arangetrams in India, Malaysia, Shri. Lanka, Singapore, England, Australia and the United States of America. Many students have been recipients of the Government of India Scholarship, Nattuvangam and Performance scholarships. His disciples have participated in major national and International Dance Festivals.

In 1988 he was invited by ICCR to visit to British Guyana. Students of Bharatha Choodamani participated there at a festival to commemorate the 150 years of India immigration. The festival was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.

Shri. Adyar Lakshman is one of India’s foremost nattuvanars with a reputation for providing forceful and engaging rhythmic support to dancers. He has travelled all over India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan as well as major cities in the United States, most countries in Western and Eastern Europe, the former USSR, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has sung and performed nattuvangam for Kalakshetra’s dance dramas and solo performances by Rukmini Devi, Smt. Sarada Hoffman, Smt. Krishnaveni Lakshman, Smt. Yamini Krishnamurthy, the Dhananjayans, the legendary dancer Kamala, the Naramachari’s, Ambika buch, Smt. Sudharani Ragupathy, Ms. Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Smt. Mythili Kumar and Jayalalitha, Anitha Ratnam and Preeta Ratnam, and Anandavalli Satchidanandan.

Shri. Adyar Lakshman has also conducted Lecture Demonstration in Dance, Mridangam and Nattuvangam at Krishna Gana Shaba, Chidambaram and Bangalore.