Sarvani Sahidhar is now a known name in the world of Kuchipudi. As young as Sarvani is, Success couldn’t wait to knock at her door-step.She is at the pinnacle of success with offers pouring.
But things were not all that rosy when she began to learn dance.The first chapter of Sarvani’s story began at a very tender age. Sarvani’s journey is worth noting. She is indeed an achiever. That might not be very new as many artistes boast about them being initiated into the art form at a very young age. What is unique about her story?
Young sarvani travelled from Gudivada to kuchipudi village where she learnt from vedantam Radheshyam garu. Sarvani fondly remembers how reluctant she was to dance, initially. But soon she developed a liking for the art form. What she initially did to please her mother, soon transformed into her own passion.
Chapter two of Sarvani’s journey is where she got genuinely got interested in learning Kuchipudi. She tells us how one workshop under Sudhakar Garu changed her perception about dance. The little girl who hid to escape dance classes began loving dance. It is perhaps that day that changed Sarvani’s destiny. Perhaps, even the gods had decided that she had to become a dancer.
Sarvani has already performed at many prestigious festivals in India and abroad. Not only that, she has headed many lecture demonstrations intended to promote the art form. Her demonstrations have been highly appreciated by critics. Not only that, she has already choreographed interesting pieces that critics and the audiences have appreciated.
An engineer cum dancer,Sarvani is an example of a multi-faceted lady. Sarvani is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani campus, where she studied chemical engineering.And thus, began another chapter of her journey. She successfully sailed through the torment of engineering. A tough and grueling schedule at BITS did not deter her from staying in touch with the arts. She had always been an active part of the organizing committee of the classical dance and music festival.
After graduating from Pilani, she joined BHEL, and soon she got married. With life’s twists and turns Sarvani succefully completed her Rangapravesam under the guidance of Padmashri Guru Dr. Shobha Naidu. The guests of honour present opined that sarvani had excelled in satvika abhinaya Saatvika Abhinaya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkjtIao1x9g .This phase of her life proved that she is a brilliant juggler.
Everyone can learn a lesson or two from sarvani sashidhar. First and foremost, her story teaches us that perseverance is the key to success. Second, time management and focus are very important. Third, nothing is impossible. Sarvani’s dynamism moves one step ahead. She is fond of travelling. Sarvani is a globe-trotter in her personal life.
Young sarvani was not born with a silver spoon.Dance as a full-time profession was too good a dream to come true. But she made it happen. Presently, she is at the pinnacle of success. She has now added another feather to her hat. After moving to London with her better half, sarvani has already performed and is all ready to begin the London chapter of sahasra fine arts- brain child of Sarvani herself. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sahasra-Fine-Arts/240498436098244
Sarvani might have crossed the seven seas but , her heart lies right behind in India. Even if she can spare a moment, she visits India to train in the nuances of kuchipudi, under the expert guidance of her Guru Padmashri Dr. Shobha Naidu.
Despite all the success and fame , she humbly falls at the feet of her revered gurus’ for the training they imparted over the years. No wonder, in the same guru-shishya parampara she has begun nurturing young talent. She has always mentioned each of her gurus- Vedantam radheyshyam garu,Rajaram garu Smt Seetha Nagajothy and shri P. Nagajothy and finally completing her Rangapravesam under Padmashri Guru Dr. Shobha Naidu.
Sahasra Fine arts is indeed the perfect climax to Sarvani’s story. We can only hope that life doesn’t have anymore surprises.And, if there are any, they are sweet ones.