|BIRTHDAY||20 December, 1940|
|BIRTH PLACE||Madanapalle , Andhra Pradesh|
|AGE (in 2018)||77 Years Old|
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 2”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 136.69 lbs
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Yamini Krishnamurthy was born on 20-12-1940 in Madanapalle in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Dancer & Autobiographer.
Yamini Krishnamurthy started her career at the age of seventeen years in 1957 in Madras (now Chennai). Initially, she was trained in Bharatnatyam by Rukmini Devi Arundale and later groomed by renowned masters like Thanjavur Kittappa Pillai and Kanchipuram Ellappa Pillai. Pasumarthy Venugopal Sharma, Lakshmi Narayana Shastri and Chinta Krishnamurthy thought her Kuchipudi. She learned Odissi from Guru Pankaj Charan Das and Kelucharan Mahapatra
Her dedication towards dance was reflected in her performance. Within three years she was recognized at international level. She got many awards including three among the highest civilian awards i.e. Padma Shree in 1968, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016. She was also awarded “Natya Shastra” award. She worked as a resident dancer at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
She wrote her autobiography “A passion for Dance” which is a source of inspiration for budding dancers. Currently, she runs dance institute “Yamini School of Dance” in Hauz Khas, New Delhi, where she teaches Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam to students.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Shri||Civilian Award||1968||Arts|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||2001||Arts|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||2016||Arts|
She was awarded Padma Shree. Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan Awards among various others by the government of India.
Yamini Krishnamurthy was born in Telugu family in Madanpalli, District Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh and her upbringing was done in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. Her father M. Krishnamurthy was a Sanskrit scholar and grandfather was an Urdu poet. She was never married. Mr. Shiv Ganesh and Mr. J. Agnel Grietas manage her institute and other professional duties.
|Home Town||Madanapalli, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh.|
|Address||Yamini Krishnamurthy 'Yamini's School of Dance', Nritya Kaustubha Cultural Society, Haus Khas, Opp. Gulmohar Park, Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016, Ph: (011) - 26856990|
|Debut||As a dancer in 1957 when she performed live in Madras|