She started her Bharatanatyam lessons at the age
of six. The tremendous headway she made is largely due to her Guru's, A.Guha's, efforts. Her sincere hard
work and dedication convinced her Guru that
she should start giving solo Bharatanatyam
performances which have received a very warm appreciation by the audience.
Medha also has participated - in the leading roles - in all the group ballet
productions of her Guru'a school. Medha's other interests include
drawing and painting. Her birthday is on 20 April.
|Dancing a blend of Vazhuvoor, Pandanallur, with some elements of Kalakshetra style of Bharathanatyam,
Medha breathes a living and creative rapture into the mystic forms of the
spiritualized art which sprang from the sacred
|worship in the Indian temples,
and which is based on inner experiences, vision and feelings, and, thus, is
strikingly different from the outer and shallow mimicking of someone else's
Adyar Lakshman in his presiding speech
on 8th February 2002 of Medha's Salangai oli performance said, "There
has been a lot of debate going on whether 'Araimandi' is essential for Bharata natyam.
Today this girl has positively proved beyond doubt the point in question by
her excellent araimandi". As some
spectators remarked, "Her her vibrant and original
realization of the most exquisite and nimble elements reveals a soul of apsara
in the delicate body of a child".
Tradition and Lineage
Smt.A.Guha, received her formal training in classical indian dance from Sri Govindaraj
Pillai of Bangalore, and later perfected her skills under the guidance of
Smt.Ananda Shankar Jayanth. Medha has
been very fortunate to study with the guru who was awarded the prestigious Natyachoodamani award from Krishna Gana Sabha in 2006, "Best
Natyacharya" title from Indian Fine Arts Society (Chennai) in 1999 and in 2000, "Best Natyacharya" from Nrityopasana (2001) and "Nritya Kalaimani" from Nrityanjali Trust (2001).