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Awards & Accolades


Awards & Accolades


Narasimhachari has the unique distinction of having received appreciation and awards from five presidents of the country. Proving correct the cliché that behind every successful man is a woman, Vasanthalakshmi too shared the honours he received from four of the five distinguished premiers.

Here is a list that mentions a few of the AWARDS received by the Narasimhacharis for both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi:

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the President of India Smt. Pratibha Patel for their unmatched knowledge and contributions to the field of Kuchipudi
  • "Kalaimamani" by the Government of Tamilnadu
  • "Nrithya Choodamani" by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Natyarangam- Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai
  • “Nritya Ratna” by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Coimbatore Kendra)
  • “Natya Kala Sikhamani” by the Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai
  • "The Duo Award” for Exemplary Contribution to Bharatanatyam by Naada Brahmam
  • “Acharya Kala Bharathi” by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
  • The "Kala Vipanchee" award by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Balamurali Krishna
  • The “Lalitha Kala Vedika Gold Medal”
  • The “Pollachi Tamil Sangam Award”
  • The “ParamAcharya" Award by Call Teachers, Tamil Nadu
  • The “Nartaka Award” to Sri.Narasimhachari
  • The “Legendary Woman Award 2018” conferred to Smt. Vasanthalakshmi by AMN GLOBAL, Chennai

In The Press

  • The couple enacted south Indian dance dreams with flashing grace, darting energy” - The Financial Times, London
  • “For the couple M.V.Narasimhachari and M.Vasanthalakshmi, dance is a penance.” - The Hindu, Chennai
  • “a gifted couple, highly talented and valuable cultural delegates from India…In Tarangam they performed intricate footwork on the rim of a brass plate filled with water and does not spill of drop..in Simhanandini Vasanthalakshmi’s deft footwork paints the huge figure of an Asoka lion on framed canvas.” - The Working People’s Daily, Myanmar (Burma)
  • “Narasimhachari’s soul- stirring music and Vasanthalakshmi’s graceful, coy gestures and flawless foot work made a laudable impact.” - FREE PRESS, Bombay
  • “Narasimhachari sang the varnam and the way he handled Sankarabharanam might have evoked the envy of professional vocalists.” - INDIAN EXPRESS, Chennai
  • “Vasanthalakshmi was an epitome of beauty and grace.” - THE HINDU,Chennai
  • “The Dover lane Music conference – A duet Bharatanatyam performance by Vasanthalakshmi and Narasimhachari, was undoubtedly among one of the finest seen in recent times.” - THE TELEGRAPH, Calcutta.
  • “Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi, teachers and performers, staged the ‘Kuchelopakyanam’ and the traditional tarangam. The mastery of the pair, kept the audience spell bound.” - Indian Express, Madurai
  • “The Narasimhacharis have a heroic stage presence…and use the magic of their powerful voice to effect…” - La MONDE, Mauritius
  • “…their competence, skill and talent were outstanding…at the end…the closing scene filled our hearts with a deep feeling of spirituality and reverence to the Buddha…” - MIRROR, Burma