She's a Bharatanatyam dancer, a Carnatic vocalist, a gold-medalist, a lawyer and a cine actress. And she's featuring in youth festivals. Imagine what she'll be 10 years hence. Better still, just watch her tonite.
Kalasagaram, a cultural association based in Secunderabad, is organizing a Youth Festival of young Carnatic vocalists on 23rd, 24th and 25th February at Keyes Girls High School in Secunderabad. Today, the final day, Praveena Avantikrishna will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital, accompanied by Dwaram Satyanarayana on the violin, K Shyam Kumar on the kanjeera and P Jayabhaskar on the mridangam.
Smita is a disciple of Hyderabad Sisters, Lalitha and Haripriya, and is a holder of a diploma in music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and a master's degree in music from the University of Madras. She is a winner of a gold medal at the Inter-University state-level competitions conducted by the TTD. She is also a Bharatanatyam dancer, a cine actress and a qualified lawyer. She has given performances in Bharatanatyam and in Carnatic vocals in many places in India and the US.
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are always held in the Keyes High School campus in the open-air theater. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages South-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact Rajagopalan at 2773-1775 for further details.