Born in Moodabidri, in South Canara to Late Shri P. Nagaraj and Smt.Varada Devi, Vasundhara made her acquaintance with Bharatanatyam at the tender age of 4 under the guidance of Muralidhar Rao and has never looked back. She was a gold medalist at the age of 5 at the state level competition, which highlighted her unlimited potential and prompted her parents to seek out the supervision of Late ShriRajaratnamPillai the student of Pandanallur Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, who continued in the role of her Guru. Vasundhara, through her dedicated training claimed 1st rank in Vidwath Examination conducted by Karnataka Secondary Education Board and 3 consecutive gold medals in State Youth Festivals.
Vasundhara’s marriage to Late Sri H.S.Doraswamy brought her to the princely city of Mysore. The support and encouragement of her husband and family helped her achieve new heights in her artistic quest.
Vasundhara in addition to her achievements in Bharatanatyam over the journey has made additional contributions in terms of multiple productions which have won accolades from renowned critics and has also published papers in the below streams.
- Yoga and Bharatanatyam – Interdependence [secured a Doctorate]
- Folklore impacts on traditional Indian dances.
Over the past 3 decades, Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre has been conducting four Classical Music and Dance Festivals presenting a smorgasbord of imminent and eminent artistes to the connoisseurs of Art in the city of Mysore
||For the Young upcoming Artists
||For the Male and Couple Dancers
||For established and renowned Artists of National & International Stature
||A festival of Classical Dance for the children below twelve years
Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre feels honored and privileged to have presented more than Ten Thousand Junior & Senior Artists of National and International repute. Felicitations of Senior Artists are done by offering Gold Medal and conferring the below Titles:
- Srutisagar for Music
- Nritya Sundari for Dance
- Vidyasagar for Literature.
In 1990, Vasundhara received a Doctorate for her exclusive study on the correlation between Bharatanatyam and Yoga.
Having majored her Master`s degree in Folklore – Vasundhara has been able to creatively amalgamate Yakshagana folk music into her production ‘Panchali’ and is currently working on publishing a paper on Folk dances of India.