Nata Raja Rama Krishna

"Nataraja Ramakrishna was born in 21 March 1933 at Bali of Indonesia to an ethnic Indian migrant family of Telugu descent from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Nataraja Ramakrishna was very famous for his "Perini Shiva Thandavam" dance. Nataraja Ramakrishna was interested in all types of classical dance forms. He left his family and property for the love of art since his father did not approve of it. During his childhood he came in touch with gurus like Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, Vedantam Laxminarayana Sastry, Naidupeta Rajamma, Pendyala Satyabhama and Jampa Muthyam under whom he learnt various forms of art like Kuchipudi, Perini Lasyam dance, Classical Kathak dance and Abhinayam. He performed many Kuchipudi dance and Perini Lasyam dance of telugu states across the globe and thus brought worldwide recognition to Perini Dance of state of Telangana."