Anuradha started her dance career at the age of 3 in Sri Lanka from Shrimati Subathra Sivadas and then continued at Coimbatore, India from Kumari Suryakala. Anu’s dance graduation was in 1987 from The Temple of Fine Arts, Coimbatore. With the blessings and guidance of her Guru and mentor, Swami Shantanand Saraswati, Anu is continuing to learn, perform and teach this divine art form.
She has been teaching dance since 1985 at The Temple of Fine Arts, Coimbatore. She then migrated to Perth, Australia in 1995 and continued teaching at The Temple of Fine Arts, Perth.
Over the past years Anu has helped about seven graduate students and has performed in most of the major productions of The Temple of Fine arts locally and internationally. She is continuing to improve her Bharata Natyam skills and also learning/performing Odissi. Her Kathak training started with Dipanjali Bedi in Perth and is currently under guidance of Pandit Birju Maharaj.
Anu’s goal is to help as many Bharata Natyam graduates as possible from The Temple of Fine Arts and to help motivate and fine-tune students innate skills to become creative dancers. Anu also would like to learn and improve her Nattuvangam skills.
Anu works as Applications Team Leader at The Department of Transport and also currently studying PhD in Computing.