About Me

The Performer

Born as Sajna Sudheer , daughter to art loving talented parents, Shri K.V.Sudheer and Smt Anita Sudheer, she had in her the talent , passion and the encouragement needed to pursue the field of art and culture . She took her baby steps in classical dance at the tender age of four under the able tutelage of Guru Smt V.Mydhili, in Trivandrum. From then on for the next 18 years it has been a journey of exploring new vistas rich in culture and tradition. She was exposed to the art of performance and presentation at a very young age and she had her arangetram in Bharatanatyam at the age of 6 at the famous Attukal Devi Kshetram. Her school years at the Holy Angels ISC,Trivandrum further paved the way for enhancing her cultural pursuits along with her academics. It helped build her confidence in her formative years. After her initial foray into Bharatanatyam she went on to learn both Kuchippudi and Mohiniyattam at the Midhilalaya Dance Academy. It was while learning dance that she came to love Classical Carnatic music, through her Guru Mydhili's guidance. For a dancer , the knowledge of music was indispensable and she went on to become the disciple of Dr .K. Omanakutty and Prof Venkatramanan in Carnatic Music . Furthermore she has trained in Hindusthani music under Guru Abhradita Banerjee and in Veena under Guru Balambal . She did both her Bachelors and Masters in Indian Music , at the Govt. College For Women, Trivandrum, securing second rank in Kerala University. Further more she has passed the National Eligibility Test of the University Grants Commission in Lectureship and has done a short course diploma in Human Resources. She also had secured the CCRT scholarship (Junior) for Carnatic Vocal and is a B grade artist for Mohiniyattam in Doordarshan. Currently she trains under Guru Smt. Girija Chandran who is helping her hone her skills, while being a strong pillar of support to further her knowledge of classical dance. Apart from her creative pursuits in dance and music she has also been active in television and radio media as a compere and producer for the past 10 years and is a regular freelance artist for government programmes. She married Vinish Vasudevan in 2007 , who apart from being an art lover himself has been a staunch support and a companion in her ventures and continues to guide her in her artistic journeys. In 2010 she was blessed with motherhood, and her world became more special with her son Raghav's arrival. Work and family comprises her life now. Along with being a performing artist,she is currently preparing to pursue her PhD studies in Indian music and is working on a book based on the dissertation project she had done earlier.

Life Journey

For Sajna dance and music are two facets of her life that have encompassed her individuality. The learning experiences for her still continues never to falter. Life has thrown her way challenges of different proportions and along with being a family woman, with the support of her family , she is striving to learn more, adapt more and spread more of the knowledge , love and spiritualism that she has imbibed In her life's journey.

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