INDIRA RAJAN -A multifaceted laya expert
Indira Rajan, a multifaceted, illustrious exponent
of Bharatanatyam, hails from a traditional family
of dancers and musicians, steeped in the musical
and dance lineage of Karaikal. While her grandmother
was a renowned Sadir artist, Indira’s mother
Sundarakamakshi was a well-known Carnatic
vocalist. Indira was born in 1943, and started
learning Bharatanatyam as a child from Kutralam
Ganesa Pillai. She made her debut when she was
barely nine. Moving to Madras in 1955, she honed her
dancing skills with Tirugokarnam Kalyanasundaram.
From then on she ventured into her artistic career as a
performer for a few decades, before establishing herself
as a teacher of repute.