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Born in Tripunithura, Anupama received kathakali training under the tutelage of renowned guru Sri FACT Padmanabhan. Kathakali dance was traditionally performed by men . After her Arangettam in 1990, Anupama became an active member of Tripunithura kathakali kendram (ladies troupe) ,an organization promoting and empowering women to learn and perform kathakali . In 2017, the troupe was recognized by the President of India with “Nari Shakthi Puraskar” Immigrated to Canada in 2003 . Anupama Continued her passion for the artform and has presented kathakali in prestigious venues in USA & Canada such as Smithsonian University , Chicago Art Gallery, Chicago University, Royal Ontario Museum, Festival of India (Toronto) and Cultural festivals organized by various organizations.
Preetha is a multi talented artist, proficient in all South Indian classical art forms – Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi and Bharathnatyam . Preetha hails from the family of renowned Kathakali artist, Sri Naripatta Narayanan Namboodiri, her Guru and Uncle. She is trained by eminent teachers like Sadanam Lakshmikutty and Kalamandalam Indira in the field of classical dance. She has achieved the Kala Thilakam award from Palakkad District for her performances in various art forms and received accolades from well known dancers in and around kerala. To promote classical dance, traditions and values of rich Indian culture, Preetha has established Nritha Kala Kendra , a dance academy in Toronto, empowering, mentoring and motivating students through the technique of dance. NKK has initiated dance projects like SAMYOGITA, BHAAVAYAAMI GOPAALAM,THYAAGA PANCHAKAM and Theatre plays like KANNAKI . Bhaava prayaanam is an ongoing dance series to share knowledge on dance , bhavaas and mudras