Yamini Reddy

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Yamini Reddy
Yamini Reddy kuchipudi.jpg
Performance at Sangeet Natak Akademi Delhi
Born (1982-09-01) 1 September 1982 (age 36)
New Delhi
Alma materLady Shri Ram College for Women[1]
Known forIndian Classical Dance
Websiteofficial 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.[2]

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.[3]

She 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.[4]

Performing career[edit]

Reddy started performing at a young age.[5]

In addition to touring she teaches 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 presented her with the key to the city.

Personal life[edit]

Reddy is married and lives in Hyderabad. She has a son.


  • Yuva Ratna Award[6]
  • Youth Vocational Excellence award
  • FICCI young achiever's award
  • Devadasi National Award[7]
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for dedication towards Kuchipudi Dance.


  1. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/moving-to-hyderabad-got-me-out-of-the-shadow-of-raja-and-radha-reddy/articleshow/58477579.cms
  2. ^ "Kuchipudi doyens Raja-Radha Reddy leave Hyderabadis mesmerised - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ Kumar, Ranee (5 November 2015). "Unity in duality". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040218/cth1.htm#11
  5. ^ "Moving to Hyderabad got me out of the shadow of Raja and Radha Reddy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "In the city..." Deccan Herald. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. ^ "A dance of emotions". The Asian Age. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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