Chennai based famous Bharathanatyam exponent Smt Nandini Ramani is a well known Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher of the Balasaraswathi style.Nandini Ramani is the daughter of the illustrious Sanskrit scholar, Padma Bhushan Dr V Raghavan, and has been groomed from the age of five by the legendary T Balasaraswati.
Nandini is a senior torch bearer of the ‘Bala’ tradition, both as performer and teacher and is the only disciple of the legend to carry forward the Natya Sampradaya in the whole of India.In Carnatic vocal music, Nandini has been trained for nearly four decades by Prof. B Krishnamoorthy and Smt. T Muktha. Following the footsteps of her father, Nandini continues directing and producing of Sanskrit plays on stage.
She has performed widely in several well known cultural organizations.She has travelled extensively outside the country for dance performances, workshops etc.Nandini is a renowned teacher and resource person. Nandini continues to teach and train students, both from India and abroad, in the firm discipline of her chosen dance tradition.
Nandini was honoured by several institutions; she was recognised for her commitment to the cause of fine arts by being elected for prestigious positions like the Secretaryship of the Madras Music Academy, Executive Board Membership of the Central Sangeet Natak akademi, New Delhi, Expert Membership in the Ministry of Culture, Expert Membership of the Central Dance Audition Board, I&B Ministry, New Delhi.Her presentations in the All India Radio, as well as her work at the Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, in various capacities as compere, announcer, and scrip writer, brought her wide recognition. Nandini nurtures and propagates the Bharathanatyam tradition of her Guru and the Sanskritic heritage of her father, Dr V Raghavan.Nandini Ramani, Bharathanatyam exponent and a multi faceted personality, is well known for her committed work of carrying on the legacies of two great stalwarts of our times, at Dr V Raghavan Centre for Performing Arts, Chennai.