Swapnasundari is an Indian dancer, an exponent of Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam, a choreographer and a vocalist.

She is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, given Government of India in 2003,[1] as well as the Sahitya Kala Parishad and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Her album Janmabhoomi Meri Pyaari was well received.[2] She has written books like The World of Koochipoodi Dance and Tracing the roots of the classical dance. She is the founder-director of Koochipoodi Dance Centre in Delhi.

Born in Chennai she has lived in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Back in time". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Natyam with more of abhinaya". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "'Indian culture will become global culture in some years'". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Voice of Vilasini Natyam". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2015.