Karthik Manikandan is a Bharatanatyam artist from Bangalore. He was the disciple of Mr. Parshwanath Upadhyay, Shruti Gol, and Aditya P.V. He has participated in some of the most spectacular dance productions in India. He has worked with Punya Dance Company Bangalore for Bharatanatyam productions. Karthik has also given many solo dance performances. She has performed at various prestigious dance festivals like Neela Mahotsav, Prithvi Nritya, Sangeet Mahotsav, Navapallav Mahotsav, Tarang and Mumbai ISKCON Mahotsav. He has worked with the wonderful actress and dancer Hema Malibu for her dance ballet (Yasodakrishna). His talent has been honored with several titles such as the Nathyamayaram Award, Best Actor in Bharathiar University, Kerala State Kalolasavam winner, and has also acted in Malayalam films.