Vijay Madhavan

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Vijay Madhavan is an Indian classical dancer.

Early years and education[edit]

A disciple of Chitra Visweswaran, Madhavan showed an acumen for classical dance from a young age. He received a degree in Zoology and obtained full-time work as a software product analyst prior to leaving the business world to concentrate fully on Bharatanatyam.[1]


In addition to owning his own dance school,[1] he is also face of Jaya TV where he performs to the Bharathiyar song senthamizh nadenum pothinilae each morning. He is a regular performer in the Bhagavata Mela Natakams[2] and in August 2002 he won the Vasanthalakshmi - Narasimhachari Endowment Award for Talent Promotion.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Madhavan is married to carnatic vocalist Sumitra Vasudev, a disciple of Vidushi Vedavalli[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Art alleviates sorrow". The Hindu. July 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ "A visual treat of Tamil epics". The Hindu. September 5, 2003. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  3. ^ " – 2002 Listing of Award Highlights". Retrieved 2009-11-17. 

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