Yamini Reddy

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Yamini Reddy
Yamini Reddy kuchipudi.jpg
Performance at Sangeet Natak Akademi Delhi
Born (1982-09-01) September 1, 1982 (age 31)
New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Known for Indian Classical Dance
Movement Kuchipudi
Website
official site

Yamini Reddy (born 1 September 1982) is Indian classical dancer, a kuchipudi exponent.

Early life[edit]

Yamini Reddy was born in New Delhi to noted kuchipudi dancers and Padma Bhushan award winners, Drs. Raja Reddy & Radha Reddy.

She received her training from her parents and gave her first performance in New Delhi when she was only three. She has inherited her father's tandava and mother's lasya, a combination that is evident in her style.

Yamini Reddy did her schooling at Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi and her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is an MBA graduate. She turned down an offer to do medicine and concentrated on dance.[1]

Performing career[edit]

Yamini Reddy started performing at a young age. Her poised ability to hold difficult balancing poses along with her finely honed sense of rhythm can easily dazzle audiences.[2]

Apart from giving performances all over the world, Yamini Reddy is also teaching Kuchipudi at Natyatarangini Dance School, Hyderabad branch.

She has toured the United Kingdom, France, the United States, South East Asia, Russia and United Arab Emirates. In Dublin, the Mayor of Dublin presented her with the golden key to the city after watching her captivating Kuchipudi dance performance.

Personal life[edit]

Yamini Reddy is married and lives in Hyderabad.

Awards[edit]

  • Yuva Ratna Award
  • Youth Vocational Excellence award
  • FICCI young achiever's award
  • Devadasi National Award
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for dedication towards Kuchipudi Dance.

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