Padma Ragini Puttu

Kuchipudi    Andhra Pradesh

"Kuchipudi has always fascinated me, says dancer Padma Ragini Puttu. Although she was introduced to several classical dance forms, she chose Kuchipudi and has been performing the dance form since childhood. She had her early training under Padma Bhushan Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and thereafter, 10 years of intensive training under Guru Sri Vempati Ravi Shanker. She then shifted to Moscow and started her career in the year 1995 where she now performs and teaches many disciples.