• Published By: Sruti

There was a fork in the road and she had to choose. One led to a lifelong career in dance, with glittering possibilities. The other promised fulfilment as a housewife in a conservative family, seemingly with no chance of going on stage again and dancing. In 1965, Sudharani was only 21 years of age but the responsibility of choosing which road to follow was left entirely to her by her parents. Her mother was ready to back her up if she wanted to pursue dance, while her father would probably have understood her if she did that, compromising her chance to lead a life of wife and mother. But they left the decision to her.