Abhayalakshmi is a young, passionate Odissi dancer who has dedicated her life for dance. She is a student of Guru Smt. Sharmila Mukerjee at Sanjali Center for Odissi dance, Bangalore. She started learning Bharathanatyam at a very young age of 6 from Temple of Fine Arts International (TFA), Coimbatore under the guidance of Guru Kamakshi Jayaram and Guru Vimala Chandrashekaran. With the blessings of Swami Shatanand Saraswati, founder of TFA, she had opportunities to perform on several occasions and interact with renowned artists like Shankar Kandasamy, Umesh Shetty, etc.
She began her Odissi training from Sanjali Centre of Odissi dance founded by Guru Sharmila Mukherjee, disciple of Late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, a well known performer, teacher and choreographer. After completing her Engineering in 2010 she moved to Bangalore and began her intensive training in Odissi. She is currently working as a teacher and senior performer at Sanjali Center for Odissi Dance, actively performing throughout India. She was chosen as one of the top ten talents during Odissi International 2013 held at Bhuvaneshwar and awarded with Odissi Prativa title. She is also a Doordarshan graded artist.
She has performed in several festivals like Kinkini, Sai Nrityotsav, ICCR Delhi, Odissi International festival, etc. to name a few.