Shobha Naidu

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Shobha Naidu is among the foremost Kuchipudi dancers of India and an outstanding disciple of the renowned master Vempati Chinna Satyam. She mastered the technique of Kuchipudi and began dancing lead roles in dance-dramas while still very young. She has performed with her guru's troupe all over the country and abroad, excelling in the roles of Satyabhama and Padmavati. She is also an excellent solo dancer.Principal of Kuchipudi Art Academy, Hyderabad, Sobha Naidu has been imparting training to younger students over the past few years. She has also choreographed several dance-dramas. She has received the title of Nritya Choodamani from Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras.Sobha Naidu was born in Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh state in 1956.


  • Padma Shri award in 2001 [1]
  • Nritya Choodamani award in 1982
  • She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Kuchipudi dance in 1991
  • Nritya Kala Siromani award in 1996
  • Late Sri N T Rama Rao award in 1998
  • AP State Government Hamsa award


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