Badari Divya Bhushan [Bharatnatyam Exponent]
H. B. Badari Divya Bhushan, a person with an unusual name and a colourful persona, hails from the princely city of Mysore. Born to Mr. H. V. Balaji, a Commerce professor and Mrs. Padma, a carnatic vocalist, Badari considers himself lucky to be born in a culturally rich family. Incidentally, he also happens to be the grandson of yester years glamour star of Kannada and Tamil cinema Sri. Kalyan Kumar.
Gifted with incredible talent and a vast flair for Indian art and culture, dance and art come naturally to Bhushan, as he is fondly called.
Bhushan started learning the divine art form of "Bharatanatyam" from the tender of 3 under the tutelage of Mrs. Vyjayantimala Bali, a renowned personality in the field of dance. He continued his lessons in Bharatanatyam under Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy, who herself is a pioneer in the aesthetic and rigorous pandanallur style. From then on there has been no looking back and today dance has become an earnest passion to Bhushan. He is now an established Bharatanatyam artiste and an eminent guru himself.
Bhushan has completed his Vidwat grade exam in Bharatanatyam conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board, with a distinction and has secured second rank in the same. He is also the proud recipient of the central Government of India scholarship for dance from the year 2002 to 2004.
Having performed in several prestigious National Festivals and sabhas all over the country, Bhushan has left his audiences awe struck and has received widespread acclaim and appreciation for his immense talent. Bestowed with a handsome physique and vibrant persona, Bhushan has successfully donned several historic and mythological characters gracefully and aesthetically. He holds the credit of choreographing some of the unique pieces like "Ambience Kalyani" and "Maha Ganapathim" which have in them glimpses of almost all the south Indian dance forms. His presentations have gained widespread popularity for the incredible choreography, elaborate and colourful costumes, and totally out of the world, heavenly, make up. Highly talented, Bhushan holds the credit for designing costumes, for all his presentations. A versatile and creative choreographer, Bhushan gives immense importance to vigor, precision and co-ordination, be it classical or contemporary presentations.
Further, Bhushan is blessed with an excellent voice which adds to his list of talents. He is an extremely good compeerer and a versatile singer too. He has also undergone training in veena and has successfully completed his senior grade examination both in music and veena.
Bhushan has performed in several prestigious festivals and several dance balletrs all over India and abroad. To name few, ANKURA 2002, Badami festival, Pattadakal festival, Natyanjali (Chidambaram), Natarajotsava, Pallavotsava, Gwalior Ballet Mahotsav, Madras music and dance academy, Avignana tara (Hema malini's production), Panchali, Sri Krishna tulabhara(600 shows), Vidyun Madanika(200 shows), Madhava Makaranda , Mysore Dasara festival, Hampi festival , Asian games 1998 at Mysore and Bangalore etc.
Bhushan is a fashion designer by profession. Academically he holds B. F. D degree (Fashion designing and Fashion Arts) from NIFT (Delhi) and M. F. D from Design School, Bangalore. He is a very well known name in the field of fashion and is the back bone for his dream venture "Designers galore" which is an outlet to his creations. He is also the youngest recipient of "Designer of the Year, 97" award bestowed on him by "Shoppers Stop" Bangalore. Having worked with many top models and actresses of the country, he is a very versatile choreographer to many of his Designer shows like Monsoon, 98, Rugs and Riches, 96, transition 2003, seasons, 2002, ethnic, funky futuristic 2005 etc. He owns a label of his own (BHUSHAN'S ORIGINALS). His creations can be spotted at topmost fashion outlets in India like Shoppers Stop, ENSEMBLE, FOLIO and BENZER. Bhushan has a vast flair to learn and experiment with colours and is known for creativity, precision and neatness.
Badari Divya Bhushan,
Bhushans Academy of Performing Arts & Visual Presentation
#894, 4th main, saraswathipuram,
near new kanth raj urs road,
Mysore, karnataka state, India