Anitha Hariharan is a role model for Infosys employees in a very unlikely way. And perhaps for Rajeshwari Sainath's other disciples too, in another very unlikely way.
Anitha Hariharana, a software engineer with Infosys Technologies, is presenting her arangetram at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium, this Saturday. Debuting in the world of stage Bharatanatyam, she will start the recital with a sloka, followed by Alaripu, Jatiswaram, a varnam on Lord Murugan, an Annamacharya keertana, Chinnan Chiru Kiliye, and finally the Tillana. The recital will be supported by Guru Rajeshwari Sainath with the nattuvangam, Bhavadharini (a disciple of D K Pattamal) with the vocals, Srinivas on the mridangam, Sivaprasad on the violin, Srikanth on the tabla, and Venkatesh on the flute.
Hariharan is a disciple of Rajeshwari Sainath. She is the daughter of S Hariharan and Uma Hariharan, and has been learning from the Guru for the last two and a half years. She is 23 years old and has been able to grasp the technicalities of Bharatanatyam in a very short period of time.
Rajeshwari Sainath is a well-known dancer and the director of Srutilaya Kendra Natyalaya, a dance institute founded by her uncle and mentor Guru Karaikudi Mani, a percussionist par excellence. She has been performing for the last 30 years, and now spends most of her time teaching dance.
Known for her excellent choreography, Sainath is the flag-bearer of the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam. She has toured many countries and received wide appreciation for her performances. She is a recipient of a number of awards, Nritya Choodamani and Kalaimamani being the most prominent.
The entry to the recital is free. For further details, please contact Rajeshwari Sainath at 2789-2735.