Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh internationally acclaimed bharatanatyam exponent par excellance is accredited as one of the noteworthy performer-teacher-choreographer-musician-communicator-cultural organizer of India

Hailing from a traditional Thanjavoor family Ranjani, a commerce graduate was initiated into Bharatanatyam at a very young age by her mother Smt.Savithri Ganesan, and later nurtured by Guru.Sri.M.R.Krishnamurthy at Bangalore. Her innate talent and dedication for the art form saw her proceeding to the world renowned Kalakshetra, Chennai where she completed her Post Graduation with distinction in Music & Dance.

A gifted performer & a sensitive artist, Ranjani is recognized as a very talented Vocalist as well having been trained in Carnatic music by Smt.Seethalakshmi Venkatesan and Late Sri.S.Rajaram ( former Director, Kalakshetra).

Well conversant in Hindu literature and and 8 odd languages, Ranjani has also been trained in Kathakali by Sri.Janardhanan & Sri.Krishnan Nair, Abhinayam by Sri.Balagopalan and kalaripayattu a Martial art by Sri.Raju Nair.

Recipient of Senior Scholarship for Dance from Government of India. Recipient of Government of Karnataka scholarship for Music.


Ranjani has appeared in key roles in Kalakshetra’s acclaimed dance dramas all over India and Abroad. Kalakshetra had retained her as a Guest artist to perform in the in -house productions.

Acclaimed as one of the Senior performing artist of the country with a performance career in Bharatanatyam of over two decades (25 years), Ranjani is accredited with the following,

  • An empanelled artist of the ICCR, NEW DELHI:
  • Honorary member of the CID-UNESCO;
  • Graded artist of Akashvani, All India Radio.
  • Empanelled artist of South Zone cultural centre;
  • Empanelled artist of the Department of Kannada & culture, Govt. of Karnataka; 
  • Empanelled artist of IWCF, New Delhi
  • Empaneled artist of the IRCEN, dept. of culture, Govt. of India to conduct workshops and lec-dems in rural schools, colleges and such other educational institutions as part of creating awareness programme.

Also adding to her credentials are numerous solo recitals in many a major Dance Festivals across the country as well as at several other prestigious Cultural Centres, Prominent Sabhas in India.
 She has extensively toured many countries such as the USA, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, Middle East, Greece and   London performing and conducting workshops.
Ranjani has to her credit performances for distinguished associations, including the one for the Indian Parliament delegation.


Ranjani has composed quite a few musical compositions for dance –jatiswarams, pushpanjali, mallari, swaralaya, Tillanas, also orchestrated music for several dance productions.
A noteworthy vocalist has many vocal concerts to her credit, also has an album “SUNAADAM”, -DEVOTINAL SONGS released commercially.


Ranjani is acclaimed as one of the senior most female Nattuvanars,next only to Late. Smt.Kamala Rani of Kalakshetra,who can sing and do nattuvangam  in the country. She has accompanied many leading Senior artists of the country. 

A passionate choreographer with a spiritual approach -Blending Kalari-Yoga-Karanas-traditional bharatanatyam brings about an unique quality in her as an acclaimed choreographer.
She has choreographed about 100 dance thematic productions which is her forte, besides a dozen dance-drama productions Shivageetimala for arts council of NewZealand, Nithyananda purnima for Lifebliss Foundation, Shankar Maharaj, Silappadikaaram for Arts foundation USA are few prominent ones to name and several numbers of the traditional margam-repertoire of bharatanatyam.
Her specialisation being attributing wholesome approach in all of a dozen Varnams , few tillanas ,introductory numbers, padams, shivashtapadi, many devaranamas, keertanams, that she has choreographed.
She is accredited by stalwarts in the field of percussion for her prudent manipulation of rhythm in her choreographies.
She is an acclaimed choreographer of dance for Tele-serials, AD Films.


A very well versed master in theory of Dance,She has authored many articles in Indian & Foreign journals. Her unique approach to theory and preaching the same with an attribution to physics, geometry, anatomy. She calls it “Science of visual performing art”. She has been in the advisory board of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya as chief consultant for creating the syllabus for Practical as well as theory.  Currently scripting a book “NITYANRITYA”,on bharatanatyam to be published soon.


She is the founder & principal dancer of “PADAM DANCE CO.,” providing opportunities for young, promising and aspiring dancers to perform. 
The Company has to its credit over 250 shows successfully performed in India & Abroad, has won accolades from press & public alike.
Organizes “ARUDHRA” DANCE FESTIVAL annually, “DAMARU MAHOTSAV” Night Long Festival of music and dance on the day of MAHASHIVARATRI.


A renowned Guru accredited with teaching experience of over two decades(28years),Formerly a member of the teaching faculty at her alma mater Kalakshetra; Bharatanatyam department at the GandharvaMahavidyalaya, New Delhi,
She now heads the Ponnambalam Golden Temple Of Fine Arts(R) Recognized as an expert teacher she has trained a number of students (150-done arangetram) who are professional performers and teachers spread across the world. She regularly visits prominent institutions of Bharatanatyam in India and abroad to conduct workshops as well as an expert to impart special performance oriented training programmes, besides imparting training to the advance level students at her own academy centres in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai.                               

She has the honor of being a member of the board of examiners in the University of Kerala, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, NewDelhi, Many prominent fine arts institutions in India and abroad. Has been and being invited as panel of judges at various inter-collegiate competitions nationally, YOUTH FESTIVAL KERALA, Reality Shows on Television and various other Dance- Music competitions.

A multifaceted artist, Ranjani has been honored with the titles “Natyavisharada” by Kalakshetra,”Natyaratna”, “Nrityapraveena”, “Nritya shivali”, “yuva kala bharathi”, “ Guru vishishta”, “Singarmani” to name a few. Recently honoured as the best performer-guru by the Maha avathar ***Paramahamsa Swami Nithyananda at the bidadi ashram bestowing her with the greatest of Giving his turban as appreciation as “Hats off”. Also called her “Acharya”, as blessings bestowed for teaching the nuances of Karanas.
Recently she has also been conferred with honour “Acharya Sreshta”.

The impresario rightly call her a complete artist!

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