Jayachandra Varma Rekandar

Born on 10 June 1983 in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Jayachandra Varma Rekandar inherited the art form as a member of the family coming from the Surabhi theatre tradition. He started performing at a very early age and was encouraged by Shri B.V. Karanth. He is also trained in music and acting, under the guidance of Shri V. Panduranga Rao. Shri Jayachandra Varma Rekandar is the coordinator of Sri Venkateswara Natya Mandali founded by his great-grandfather. He received the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and has participated in numerous national and international theatre festivals. Shri Jayachandra Varma Rekandar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of company theatre tradition (Surabhi theatre).