Today we are going to talk about the talent of a child prodigy whose name is Rithika Barathydasan. 11-year-old Rithika is one of the youngest Classical Dancer in India who has started her dance at the age of 4 years. Rithika is always ready to do something crazy. She is very dedicated to dance and she understands the value of dance in her life. That’s why she has started learning dance at such a young age.
Rithika is a young girl of the new generation, who chose Indian classical art forms to keep her nation’s culture alive. In this modernized era, where Indian culture is losing its traditions, Rithika wants to spread it worldwide. She intends to take the Indian heritage forward. She works hard to balance her studies and her passion, the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam. She practices every day for hours. Her guru Smt. Dhalia Sagayaraj is a renowned Bharatanatyam artist, who has been training Rithika since she was 4. Smt. Dhalia Sagayaraj says “Rithika is very hardworking and dedicated towards her dance. The vibes of her art travel through her soul. The way she has picked nuances of this art is commendable.” Her Guru identified her talent and brought perfection and dedication to her art. The bond of love that is eternal and indestructible is the Guru-disciple relationship, this brings her more passion and love in her dancing career.
Ritika is successful in Bharatanatyam style dance competition and she wants to take her place in the field of Bharatanatyam. She intends to spread the beauty of Indian art and culture throughout the world. A few of her achievements and awards are:
- STATE BEST CHILD AWARD WINNER in PERFORMING ART-DANCE 2019 conferred by Government of Puducherry Directorate of School Education and Jawahar Bal Bhavan.
- ILANTHALIR 2019 AWARD WINNER and received the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE organised by South Zone Cultural Center Thanjavur, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Dept. of Art and Culture, Govt. of Tamilnadu.
- One hour Bharatanatyam Recital at the age of 8 (eight)
- Best Student Award is given by Thamizhan Awards
- OJASWI, Awarded by Nrithyanjali and Nrithyathi Kalakshetram, Bhilai
- “Bala Shree Kala Ratna” Awarded by Lakshan Layam Art Development Center
- “Siruvar Kalaichudar” Awarded by Kuzhanthaigal Kalai Ilakkiya Valarchi Kazhagam
- Dancing Super Star Awarded by MaxFashion Store, Pondicherry
- Max Little Icon is given by Max Fashion Store, Pondicherry.
- Star Kids Awarded by Radio Mirchi, Pondicherry.
Apart from these awards, Rithika has also participated in some competitions and has been a winner in those competitions, as well.
- Got first place (Junior level) conducted by Puduvai Natya Mandarin Dance Competition, Pondicherry.
- Received Gold Medal in the classical dance category, International Dance Championship, held in Dubai in 2018
- First place in Solo, Junior Category at Parambariya Kalai Thiruvizha 2019 held at Kanchipuram.
- Got first place (Junior Level) in KalaiKalam Dance Competition 2019, Conducted by Department of Art & Culture, Department of Tourism and Sweet Hearts Dance Studio, Pondicherry
- Got first place (Junior level), this competition conducted by Puduvai Natya Mandarin, Pondicherry
- Got first place (Junior Level) at MAHA KALAA UTSAV, Pondicherry.
- Solo dance competition conducted by Radio Mirchi, Pondicherry and got first place.
Thank you, Rithika. You are a talented girl. We wish you all the best for your future. May you get all the success in life. Rithika is an inspiration for all the youth of her age. She believes in giving back to society.
The Child Prodigy Magazine recognizes the kids who are extraordinarily talented and Rithika Barathydasan is one of the Top 100 Child Prodigies. She has earned the title “The Grand Master of Classical Dance” by The Child Prodigy Magazine for her dancing skills.