Sadanam Balakrishnan

Sadanam Balakrishnan was born in Kannur in Kerala. He was successively student of Thekkinkattil Ramunni Nair at Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy and of Kizhupadam Kumaran Nair. After thirteen years of training, he worked as a teacher and actor Parassinikadavu Sree Muttapan Kathakalioyogam and at the GSS Kathakali Academy before becoming director of the International Centre for Kathakali in New Delhi in 1980, a position he still holds today. Recognized as one of the masters in this discipline, Sadanam Balakrishnan, travels the world in order to convey his art during internship or present the 25 pieces he choreographed .