• Profile

    A rising star in the classical dance form of bhartanatyam, Kum. Santosh G Nair has captivated audience with her scintillating performances.
    This gifted performer is daughter of Sri K.N.G Nair & Surya Nair and star pupil of two eminent Gurus, Natya Brahma Guru Shri V.S. Ramamoorthy and Nitya Bharati Guru Smt. Manjula Ramaswamy. Santosh is one of the youngest Bharatanatyam Dancer of the present generation. She is extremely creative and her performance shows her inborn talent as a classical dancer. Santosh has always been regarding as a prodigy, winning, and distinction as a highly talented artiste even as a child. Her abhinaya speaks volumes about her mimetic powers and she is well known for her high creativity and novelty in presentation of characters like Ravana, Hiranyakashipu, Duryodhana, Shiva, Krishna, Durga, Meera, Droupati, Goda, Devi, etc.

    Academics

    Holding an Engineering Degree, she is pursuing Master’s Degree (M.B.A) at Sunderland University, London. Santosh is also Diploma holder in Performing Arts.
    Apart from Arts & Academics, Santosh has also been skilled in Singing, Compeering, Choreography, Mono Acting, Social Service etc. to her credit.

  • Prestigious Awards

    NATIONAL BALA SHREE AWARD
    Awarded the prestegious "BALA SHREE AWARD" honoured by the President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam for ereatic performance at Rastrapathi Bhavan,New Delhi on 21.4.2005.

    APPRECIATION OF EXCELLENCE
    Received Laurels from the Chief Minister of A.P Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy on 04.06.2005 on the occasion of Annual Function Celebrations of J B B,Hyderabad.

    BALA RATNA
    Awarded the Title of "BALA RATNA" on March 2005 by K.R.Suresh Reddy,Speaker of A.P Legislative Assembly and Sri.M.Venkatanarayana,Chairman of Gowtham Model School.

  • NATYA KALA RATNA
    By Aware Group, Hyderabad.

    UGADI PURASKAR
    Received "UGADI PURASKAR" from Dr.M.K.Ramu,Director of Jawahar Bal Bhavan,Govt.of A.P. on 08.04.2005

    NATYA MAYURI
    Received the title "NATYA MAYURI" from the sacred hands of 'Janpeeth Awardee' Dr.C.Narayana Reddy and Padmashree Dr.Shobha Naidu on 27 th May,2004.
      
  • UGADI PURASKAR
    Received "UGADI PURASKAR" on 30.03.2006 by Rasamayee.

    KALA JEEVA PURASKAR
    Received the Title of "KALA JEEVA PURASKAR" on the occasion of Visakha Utsav on 09.01.2006 at Vizag.

    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
    Feliciated by the Cultural Minister Sri.M.Satyanarayana for anchoring.

      
  • AWARD OF EXCELLENCE                    -by Goutham School, Hyderabad.

    BEST CHILD PRODIGY                         -by the Hindu, Hyderabad.

    NRITYA SOBHITA                                    -by Rasamayee, Hyderabad.

    OUTSTANDING ARTIST                         -by Doordarshan Hyderabad.

    KERATALU                                             -by Upcoming artist, All India Radio, Hyderabad.

    OUTSTANDING ARTIST                         -by CCRT, New Delhi.

    Scholarships

    • Scholarship CCRT, New Delhi Scholarship for Music & Fine Arts.
    • Scholarship HRD Government of India.
    • Scholarship – Pandit Jasraj Scholarship for Music and Fine Arts, Hyderabad.

    » Distinction in Certificate Course – Bharatanatyam, Telugu University, Hyderabad.
    » "A" Grade in (1st Dvn) Diploma in Performing Arts,Telugu University, Hyderabad.
    » “B” Grade Artiste in Bharatanatyam Dance of Dooradarshan, Hyderabad.
  • Performances

    Santosh G Nair is daughter of Sri K N G Nair & Surya Nair and star pupil of two eminent Gurus, Natya Brahma Guru Shri V S Ramamoorthy and Nitya Bharati Guru Smt. Manjula Ramaswamy. Santosh is one of the youngest Bharatanatyam Dancer of the present generation. She is extremely creative and her performance shows her inborn talent as a classical dancer. Santosh held audience enthralled in more than 1500 solo and group performance in major cities of India and abroad. Santosh has performed at various prestigious venues in India – mainly

  • Media Performances

    • “Muvvala Savvadi” Sapthagiri, Hyderabad.
    • Doordarshan Awards, Hyderabad.
    • C - Channel, Hyderabad.
    • Kairali Channel, New Delhi.
    • Bhakti Channel, Hyderabad.
    • Asianet Channel, Kerala.
    • E Tv-2 Hyderabad
    • All India Radio, Hyderabad Interview as Upcoming Artists.
  • Performances in India

    • National Bal Bhavan, (New Delhi).
    • Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, (New Delhi).
    • Cultural Centre, (Nagpur).
    • Visakha Utsav(vizag),School of Theatre Arts, Vizag.
    • Jain Samaroh (Bhopal)
    • Karthik Fine Arts, (Chennai), Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
    • Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
    • Chennail Tiruvayar, Chennai
    • Indian Fine Arts, Chennai
    • Natyanjali 2010, Chidambaram
    • Brahan Natyanjali, Thanjavur
    • Department of tourism, (Hyderabad)
    • Youth Festival kalasagaram, & SICA, Secunderabad.
    • 1st Afro Asian Games 2003,Gachbowli, Hyd
    • Saraswati Gana Sabha, Kakinada.
    • S.C Railways Association, Ananthapur.
    • Doordarshan Awards,Hyderabad.
      
  • Performances in India

    • Navratri Mohatsav, Chotanikara, Cochin.
    • Guruvayoor Temple, Kerala.
    • Surya Festival, Trivandrum, etc.
    • World Telugu Federation-2010, Chennai.
    • Asianet Film Award-2009-2010, Kerala.
    • Velugu Veliginchu – MAA TV.
    • Grand Kerala Shopping Festival, Kerala.
    • Swaralaya Music Dance Festival, Palakkad, Kerala.
    • World Telugu Federation-2011 Coimbathur.
    • Brahmakumari Sivaratri Mahothsav, Mount Abu.
    • KONARK FESTIVAL, Bhuvaneswar.
    • 39th Cosper Meet, Mysore.
  • Performances in USA

    • Mukthambar Fine Arts Inc, New York, US
    • Indian American Malayalee Community of Yonkers, U S.
    • Indian American Forum, Inc, Hempstead, U S.
    • JASA Long Beach Senior Center, New York, U S.
    • Shruti Laya, Plainview, New York, U S
    • Five Towns Indian Association, Long Island, New York.
    • Nritya Saagaram, Dance Academy, New York.
    • Indian Temple of Delaware, New York, U S.
  • Performances in U K

    • South Indian Melam, Central London, U K.
    • Onam Celebration, South Hall , U K
    • Navaratri Festive, Stratford, London, U K.
  • Performances in South Africa

    • ZIFF– Zanzibar International Film Festival of
      Dhow Countries 2009, South Africa.
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  • Book Authored by "Santosh G Nair "


    At the young age of 16 Santosh authored a book “THE TRADITIONAL FACETS OF INDIAN DANCE” a book on all classical dances of India printed and published on October 2007 released by Sri. Kavitha Prasad, Director of Cultural Development, Hyderabad.

  • Features


    This book has been written on the basis of my familiarity of learning a dance form, ‘Bharatanatyam’. As the title “Traditional Facets of Indian Dance” aptly suggests, this book covers a bird’s eye view of all the existing classical dances. I have only included the details and general terminology of select dance forms as is necessary for the understanding of amateur dancers, just to create awareness about the rich culture and tradition of India. Some photographs have been provided as visual representation– like seven classical dances, hand gestures representing the incarnations,hand gestures representing Gods and Goddess, Navarasas.

    This book is prepared with the intention of extending an insight into the oral traditions of the recognized classical dance styles and how each style evolved from a common Indian heritage easily understood by the beginners as well as to the art lovers and general public too. Apart from this Navarasas and Dashavataram have been covered briefly. 108 Karanas with photographs and introduction of some famous Gurus and their institutions are given in this book. I feel contented if this book is beneficial to at least a few. I take it for granted that the art lovers would appreciate my first step, providing support, overlooking the flaws and bestowing me with blessings.

    Kum. Santosh G Nair.


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    Kum.Santosh G Nair
    16-B,Asha Officer's Colony,
    Ramakrishnapuram,
    Secunderabad-500056,
    Andhra Pradesh,India.
    Telephone No : 040-27793737 (India)
                             +44 7404786081(U.K.).
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    Phone No        : +91 9440433240
    Email Id : nair_santosh90@yahoo.com

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