Shri Devarajulu Sanjivi Aiyyelu was born in 1930 in Vailamur, Tamil Nadu. He was trained in making dance costumes for Bharatanatyam by Shri Ambekar. Over the years, he has acquired renown as a designer of dance costume. He has worked with several eminent dancers including Shrimati Vyjayanthimala Bali, Shrimati Padma Subrahmaniam, and the Dhananjayans. For his dedica- ted service in the field of dance, Shri D.S. Aiyyelu has been honoured by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai. Shri D.S. Aiyyelu receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his work as a designer of dance costume.