Bhavana Reddy is performing a Kuchipudi dance recital at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 17 January 2020 at 7 PM (IST). She is one of the well-known Kuchipudi artistes in India. Alastair Macaulay wrote in New York Times that ‘Bhavana Reddy was marvelously judicious. Her floor patterns and gestures dramatized its spirit with tender vivacity.”
Bhavana Reddy is the younger daughter and disciple of legendary dancing couple Padma Bhushans Drs. Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy. She is known as one of India’s leading young Kuchipudi dancers. She is the recipient of the coveted Central Government Award Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar and has received Lifetime Award for Contribution to Kuchipudi Dance by Telugu Cultural Association, Houston Texas, and also FICCI Young Women Achievers Award among others.
In a dancing career spanning over two decades, Bhavana has toured as Reddy family quintet and solo multiple times to the USA, Canada, Europe, South East Asia and United Arab Emirates. Some notable performances are at Saddlers Wells Festival London, Namaste India in Paris, Namste India in Liechtenstein, Khajuraho Dance Festival in India, Elephanta Festival. She also performed in front of politicians such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prince Charles, Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu, Congress Leader Smt Sonia Gandhi among other politicians and diplomats. She has been featured in BBC, CNN-IBN, NDTV, Star TV, NewsX and Print media New York Times, Arab Times, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle and Tribuno Do Brasil.
Kuchipudi is one of India’s classical dances. Sunil Kothari the art critic wrote in The Hindu: “She dances like Lighthing. Describing Yamuna as a daughter of Surya, sister of Yama, beloved of Lord Krishna, Bhavana evoked similar images.”
“Bhavana is one of the most charming generation next dancers of the Kuchipudi solo tradition, besides being a musician of international repute,” noted Rupa Srikanth during Yagnaraman Festival 2015