Vijay Madhavan

Born on 17 August 1976 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Shri Vijay Madhavan R has studied Bharatanatyam under Shrimati Chitra Visweswaran for 25 years and Bhagvat Mela for 25 years. He has also received training in Carnatic Vocal Music. He has obtained an M.Sc in Molecular Biology and is currently doing a Ph D in Sanskrit and Dance.
He has established an institution Rechita Nrutyalaya in 1996, and has been nurturing budding artists and professionals in the field of Bharatanatyam since then. He has conducted a seminar-cum-workshop at Kalanidhi Fine Arts Festival, in Toronto, in 2003 and at the Festival of Birmingham, in Birmingham, UK in 2000. He has also conducted a fund raiser for Mentally and Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), Trained and formulated pedagogy for Hearing Impaired Children at Dr MGR School for hearing and speech Impaired, Ramapuram, Chennai and Trained students at Sivananda Home (Orphanage) at Katangalathur, Chennai.
Shri Vijay Madhavan R has performed at many prestigious venues and been recognized for his excellence in dance. He has received the Best Dancer Award at the Indian Fine Arts Festival, Chennai 1996, Yuva Kala Bharathi at Bharat Kalachar, Chennai 1998, Nrutya Kala Bharathi at Samskara Bharathi 1998, Vasanthalakshmi Endowment Award at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai 2002, Balasaraswathy Endowment Award at Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai 2009, Narthaka Nipuna by Association of Bharathnatyam Artists of India (ABHAI), Chennai 2013. Shri Vijay Madhavan R has received the Senior National Scholarship in Dance by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India in 1998, Production Grant by the Ministry of Culture in 2013 and Junior Research Fellow by Ministry of Culture in 2014.
Shri Vijay Madhavan R is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for 2013-2014 for his notable talent in Bhagvat Mela.