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Padmini Ramachandran is renowned for her ability to train young students and continuing the rich heritage and culture of Bharatanatyam. She studied and mastered this dance form under the famed veteran Sri Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai and also had a stint under guru Sri S K Rameswaran. In 1974, she established "Natya Priya", an institute that teaches keen students into the wonderfully expressive dance form of Bharatanatyam. This institution has constantly seen a multitude of talented and versatile students secure ranks, prizes and awards. 

Padmini Ramachandran has choreographed many dance dramas including "Hima Sweta" which has been serialized on TV and "Ashtalakshmi" which was presented during the festival of India in Russia. Recently her choreography of Kalighat icons for the Welsh Museum in October,  1998 has been well applauded. 

A well known actress of the past, Padmini Ramachandran was  a recipient of "Shantala Award" for  the year 1996 from Nritya Kala Academy of Karnataka.