Kanaka Srinivasan
OccupationClassical dancer
Known forBharat Natyam
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Kanaka Srinivasan is an Indian classical dancer and one of the leading exponents of the classical dance form of Bharat Natyam.[1] She is a disciple of Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiyah Pillai and is aligned with Vazhuvur tradition of the dance form. She is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award of 1998.[2] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2006, for her contributions to Indian classical dance.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "A different learning". The Hindu. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Bharatnatyam dancer Kanaka Srinivasan receives Sangeet Natak Akademi award". India Today. 1 June 1998. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.