Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar and Jaya Chandrasekhar are among the best known dancing couples of Bharata Natyam in India. They have dedicated their life to the teaching and performing of dance for over five decades. After serving at the University of Baroda, as Head of the Department of Dance and Dean of Faculty of Performing Arts, Prof. Chandrasekhar now based in Chennai, India, is the most sought after Guru among senior dancers in the field. Scholar, dancer, composer, choreographer, gifted teacher and an exemplary human being, Professor C.V.Chandrasekhar, along with his wife Jaya, has shared generously of his wealth of knowledge and life’s experiences with students and teachers all over the world. Professor C.V. Chandrasekhar has composed a number of dance ballets during the course of his illustrious career in both Carnatic and North Indian styles of music. He composed and choreographed Pancha Maha Bhootham in 1992. Professor C.V. Chandrasekar is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharatanatyam and was recognized for his musical contributions by Narada Gana Sabha, a prestigious institution dedicated to the propagation of music. He was given the Nada Brahmam Award (2003-2004) traditionally awarded to people who are primarily musicians. In 2004, Prof. Chandrasekhar received the title Nrithya Rathnakara bestowed by Bhairavi Fine Arts Society, Cleveland USA.

Professor C.V.Chandrasekhar