Rohini Ananth as a Dancer


Rohini Ananth was introduced to the world of classical dance at the tender age of seven. She was exposed to Bharathanatyam in which she excelled. She proceeded to complete her Vidwath in dance, which is the highest accolade. She completed her Rangapravesham under the able guidance of Guru Smt. Padmini Ravi. She is an auditioned artist of Bangalore Doordarshan and has done innumerable performances for Media. She has performed all over India, UAE, USA and Australia winning the appreciation of art lovers and critics. During the years, she had the privilege of improving her skills by taking the able guidance of distinguished dance teachers like Guru Smt. Rajalakshmi ( Pandanallur Style) , Guru Smt. Revathi Narasimhan, Guru Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan ( Mysore Style) and Guru Smt. Padmini Ravi ( Vazhuvur Style)


Rohini has always played lead roles in the productions hosted by her gurus. She has performed at various dance festivals with Dr. Sanjay Shantaram (Director – Shivapriya School of dance). Being a part of the world famous Prabath Kalavidharu, she has performed all over India. She has done several group productions for Doordarshan under reputed gurus of Bangalore.


Rohini realized her dream of imparting knowledge on this wonderful art form when she started Swaralaya School of Performing Arts (R) in 1996. Under this banner, she trained more than 200 students, most if whom have carved a niche for themselves in this field. Many have completed their Arangetram and Vidwath certification under able guidance. Her migration to Dubai and her busy work schedule did not let the passion of dancing lull. She started a team and trains many enthusiastic budding dancers under the banner KLASSICAL RHYTHMS. The members of this team have performed in various prestigious platforms in the UAE, USA and Australia. Many have completed their examinations conducted by KSEB and Pracheen Kala Kendra and also their arangetram under her guidance.

Awards & Accolades

Rohini’s contribution to this art form was recognized and she was bestowed with the following Awards.
  • ATHACHESTA AWARD in Jaipur, India in 2018
  • WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD by Femina in Mumbai, India in 2018
  • RANI CHENAMMA AWARD by the Karnataka State Government in Bangalore, India in 2017
  • NRITYA RATNA Title awarded in the Cuttack Mahotsav at Cuttack, India in 2016
  • CHANAKYA NATIONAL ACHIEVER AWARD for Excellence in promoting Indian Culture Abroad in Delhi, India in 2015
  • ARYABHATTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD in Bangalore, India in 2014

Press Mentions     1990 - 2000     2001 - 2010     2011 - Present


2001 - 2010

2011 - present

Prestigious Performances

  • Vasantothsavam Event in Indian Consulate, Dubai
  • Bhawa's Composer's Day, Dubai
  • Karnataka NRI forum inauguration
  • Kempegowda Utsava
  • Cuttack Mahotsav
  • USQ Arts Theatre, Toowoomba (Australia)
  • 13th Annual celebrations of the Vedanta Centre in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre organized by Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Kaleidoscope Charter H.S. - Benefit Performance Fundraiser
  • World Kannada Conference - Navika 2015, Raleigh, USA
  • Rath Yatra organized by ISCKON , UAE
  • Dance of Devadasis ( Main Character) at Madinath Arena, Dubai
  • International Jain Meet at the India Club, Dubai
  • Natyanjali, Dubai
  • Vivek 150 at Indian Consulate
  • Dubai NITK alumni Meet , Atlantis
  • Art of Living concerts – Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah
  • Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, Abu Dhabi
  • Kannada Sangha Annual Meet, Sharjah
  • Bengalooru Habba, Bangalore
  • Dasara Celebrations, Mysore
  • Natyanjali at Chidambaram
  • Mahamatskaabhisheka, Shravanabelagola
  • Laksha Deepotsava, Dharmasthala
  • International dance festival, Mahabalipuram
  • Girija Kalyana, Nanjangud
  • International folk dance meet, Delhi
  • Centenary celebrations of Bassel Mission Commission Industries, Calicut
  • International Vivekananda Kendra meet , Kanyakumari
  • Bramhotsavam at ISCKON, Bangalore

Laudable Productions

  • Shad Vairi - The 6 negative emotions of man portrayed with various mythological stories
  • Pibare Raamarasam – Ramayana narrated with Rama depicted in 9 emotions
  • Ashta Lakshmi – Production depicting the 8 forms of Goddess Lakshmi
  • Dashavataaram - Production depicting the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu
  • Krishnam Vande Jagat Gurum – Production narrating the leelas of Lord Krishna from Birth till the Bhagavad Geetha
  • Karnataka Navarasollasa – The 9 emotions of dance adapted to historical and contemporary themes
  • Samrudhi – Folk dances of India
  • Shila baalike – Production depicting the beauty of the madanikaas of Belur
  • Kavi kanda kannada – Karnataka as seen by the great poets of Kananda
  • Tiruppavai – The 30 verses sung by Godha devi in the Marghazi month
  • Women Of India – Production portraying great women of India – Meerabhai, Mumtaz, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Rukmini Devi Arundale
  • Mohini Bhasmasura – The story of lord Vishnu taking the form of Mohini in order to destroy the demon Bhasmasura
  • Daasaru Kanda Krishna – Lord Krishna as described by the kannada poets
  • Utishta Jaagritha – The story of Swami Vivekananda
  • Bhakta Kanakadasa – The story of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple