M.K. Saroja

  • Published By: Sruti

MK. Saroja, the veteran Bharatanatyam dancer, guru and abhinaya exponent, turns 82 this April. Saroja was the first member of her family — involved in the textile business, with no connection to the arts — to become a dancer. Born on 7 April 1931 to Rajammal and Shanmugavel Kathirvel Mudaliar, Saroja took to dancing at the age of six.