Dr. Rajashree Warrier

 

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Rajashree Warrier is a Bharata Natyam dancer, educator and media person. She is also a writer in Malayalam and a vocalist. She holds a PhD in Music for her research in Varnas in Dual Forms (Tana Varnas and Pada Varnas) She is the founder director of ‘UTTARIKA, Centre for Performing Arts’, focusing on research and training in Bharata Natyam, carnatic music and experimental theatre. She is the Executive Member for Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy since April 2016.

She has received many awards and accolades, Dev dasi National Award for Bharatanatyam 2014 for outstanding creative contributions. Presented by Dev Dasi Nruthya Mandira, Bhuvaneswar. Kalasree Title and Kerala Sangita Nataka Academy award 2013 for Bharatanatyam.VS Sharma Endowment Award from Kerala Kalamandalam for the contributions in the field of Bharatanatyam, 2013 and many more.

Rajasree Warrier was born and brought up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. She learned Bharathanatyam under the tutelage of Guru V Mythili and Guru Jayanthi Subramaniam. She got trained in carnatic music under Mullamudu Harihara Iyer, Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath, Parassala Ponnammal and B. Sasikumar. Warrier also holds a post graduate diploma in journalism.

She is an ICCR empanelled artist. Rajashree Warrier is a household name in Kerala after anchoring the popular breakfast show Suprabhatham on Asianet continuously for four years. She has also anchored, scripted and produced several programmes on DD Kerala, Amrita TV and Asianet.

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