Guru Smt. Uma Rao is a well known Bharathanatyam exponent under the expert tutelage and direct guidance of Padma Vibhushana Smt. RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE the doyen of Indian Art & Culture ( Kalakshetra, Chennai). As an able teacher and a performer, she has dedicated herself to preserve this wonderful form of Indian Classical Dance by imparting her knowledge to her students from India and abroad.
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Smt. Uma Rao

Dance is my Meditation, my Prayer and my Life!!

Uma got a surprising opportunity to act in Hollywood film ‘MAYA’ produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer [M.G.M. U.S.A.]. The film took her on the world map as an artist of inborn talent

Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale

I feel truly blessed to have Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale as my Guru

Time spent with her are definitely the most precious moments of my life and these are some of the precious things I would like to share about my respected Guru.

B.S.S. Rao (Academy)

"My father and my guide who stood by my side like a pillar ALWAYS"

Even at the age of 80, during our annual festivals he would run around like a 18 year old, full of eager and enthusiasm to take the event to its fullest success.

Few chosen Impressions

‘I am very happy to note the progress and the success you are achieving , it makes Kalakshetra proud of you”

Hon. R. Venkataraman. Former President of INDIA

‘Uma is a gifted artist of inborn talents and can rise to any occasion for any difficult role to play even with short notice. She is like Karpuram.'

Padma Vibhushana Smt.Rukmini Devi Arundale.

‘KALAKSHETRA would like to place ON RECORD the appreciation of the finest work both as a teacher and Performer Uma Rao has made during her 24 years of stay’

Sri. S. Rajaram . PRINCIPAL. Fine Arts Kalakshetra

Uma's Desk

Multifaceted Artiste

Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, Nattuvanar and Singer…