Archana Narayanamurthy is the disciple of illustrious Nattuvanar , Teacher,Choreographer Sri PANDANALLUR S PANDIAN . She had her basic training and completed her Arangetram under the guidance of Ms P. Suryakala International Dance Director of Temple of Fine Arts Founded by His Holiness Swami Shantanand Saraswathi .

As an accomplished dancer amongst the younger generation Archana has been performing for more than 2 decades in various sabha’s in Chennai , festivals in India and Abroad . Archana educationally is a lawyer, studied Bachelor of Law from Dr Amedkhar Law University and master of law from Annamalai University. On the artistic side she has perused her master’s in Bharatanatyam.

She is the Managing trustee of Pandanallur School of Arts training budding talents in Chennai . Her intense teaching draw’s many students from overseas for advance learning . In 2014 Archana has been appointed as an expert member for Bharatanatyam by the Adhoc board at the Tamilnadu Music and dance University Chennai .She is the trustee of Marudha Natyanjali conducting Natyanjali dance festival every year on Mahashivaratri day at Mahalingaswamy temple tiruvidaimarudur . With the blessings of the cosmic Lord Nataraja aims to travel a long way in field of art and create a niche for herself .


Archana Narayanamurthy train’s students in traditional Pandanallur style of bharatanatyam. Following the footsteps of the Guru shisya’s with passion and persistence excel in solo performing. Maiden Salangai Poojai and Arangetram of her disciple was performed in 2004&2008 respectively. The students give solo performances in Chennai sabha’s have participated in many competition including the district, state level and won prizes and appreciation.


  • Regular performer at the December Dance Festival conducted in chennai under esteemed Sabha Including Bharath Kalachar , Kartik Fine Arts, Mylapore Fine Arts, Sri Parthaswami Swami Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha , Bhrama Gana Sabha, Kalapradarshini to name a few
  • Margazhi Isai Vizha Erode organized by Government of Tamilnadu
  • Sri Krishna Matha - Udipi
  • Nada Neeranjanam at Tirumala Tirupathy organized by SVBC and Dharma Prachara Parishad
  • Rasavikslpam festival at Palakad organised by Sangeet Natak Acedemy kerala
  • Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Music Academy Chennai Inaugurated By Former President Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  • 26th International Dance Alliance (IDA) at Narada Gana Sabha Chennai
  • Ashada Navarathri at Bragadeeshwar temple Tanjore
  • Karur Natyanjali at Pasupatheeshwar temple Karur.
  • Moovar Vizha organized by Government Music College Chennai at Seergazhi Sattanadhar temple.
  • Mahapalipuram Dance Festival Conducted By the Tourism Department Government of Tamilnadu.
  • Natyanjali Festivals Conducted In Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Bragan Natyanjali (Tanjore), Mayura Natyanjali (Mayavaram) , Marudha Natyanjali at Tiruvidaimarudur .
  • Thyagaraja Aradhanai conducted By Kalapradarshini and Pandanallur Natyalaya Trust
  • Two - Fold Program Organised By Natyarangam at Narada Gana Sabha Chennai
  • Tirumala Tirupathy Devastanam (TTD) Chennai
  • Vasant Utsavam organized by Saraswathy Cultural Trust
  • Government Music College Madurai and Chennai
  • Indian Counslate UAE (United Arab Emirates) Dubai
  • Janmastami Day Celebrated By International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Chennai and Dubai
  • Tamil Isai Sangam at Pollachi, Madurai and Palani
  • Oppiliappan temple kalyana utsavam festival
  • Mango festival at Krishnagiri organised by the Tourism department Tamilnadu
  • Kodai vizha at Yellagiri organized by Tourism department Tamilnadu
  • ICCR horizon program at Chennai


  • IRCEN lecture performance series at school and colleges at Phorbandar(Gujarat) ,Gurudaspur(Punjab), Goa , Tanjore and Delhi
  • Lecture demonstation for staffs Annamalai University UGC scale
  • Role of Mridangam in Bharatanatyam organized by Dr Ragavan Center of performing Arts
  • Vellore institute of technology TED program


  • 2016 title Kala Rathna from Bhairavi Fine Arts at the 39 th Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhanai Festival USA
  • 2015 TOP Graded artist at Doodarshan Kendra Chennai
  • 2015 title Kalai ValarMani award from Government of Tamilnadu
  • 2012 title Natya kala Darshini from Saraswathy cultural educational charitable trust
  • 2012 title Natya Shiromani from Cuttak Mahotsav
  • 2011 selected as empanelled artist by IWCF
  • 2011 Bharatanatyam DVD SANKHYA SADIR MARGAM released.
  • 2011 title Natya Laya Bhava Nyana Thilakam conferred by Arangavalar Sri Bragadeeshwar Temple Tanjore.
  • 2010 Title "Aarooran Arul Adal Anangu " conferred by Isaipriya Tiruvaroor
  • 2010 title Mayura Natya Tarkai conferred by Sapthaswarangal Trust at Mayura Natyanjali
  • 2010 Bharatanatyam audio CD MAYURA PRIYA NADHAM released.
  • 2009 selected and sponsored by Tamilnadu iyal isai nadaka Mandram.
  • 2004 selected as empanelled artist by Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR).
  • 2003 “A “ grade artist of Doordarshan Kendra.
  • 2003 title "YUVA KALA BHARATHI" conferred by Bharath kalachar Chennai.
  • 2002 scholarship from Karnataka Sangeeth Nrithya Acedemy Banglore
  • 2001 Dr. MGR AWARD best dancer conferred by MUSIC ACEDEMY Chennai
  • 1999 Title NATYAMAYURI conferred by KALANILAYAM Chilukulurpet Andrapradesh.
  • 1999 NRITHYA KALA PRAVEENA from Samskara Bharathi Hyderabad
  • 1999 Title NATYATARAKAI conferred by SALANGAI OLI TRUST Chennai
  • 1996 title NRITHYANJALI conferred by His Holliness Swami Shantanad Saraswathi
  • 8 years scholarship from Bharath kalachar Chennai


  • Energetic ,expressive elegegent performance .Bharatanatyam dancer Archana narayanamurthy performance for brahma gana sabha showed her confidence andn natural ease. As an accomplished dancer with more than two decades of experience in bharatanatyam she has been following Pandanallur tradition. 2015 INDIAN EXPRESS by Sri Narayana Vishwanath
  • Oozing with confidence .Her nritta was firm and clean be it tha deen gin a thom or tati meetu sequences.In the varnam she juggled both nritta and abhinaya well.THE HINDU 2014 by Archana Nathan
  • Archana Narayanamurthy won over the spectators with her impeccable presentation that had all the good characteristics of a wholesome Bharatanatyam recital. She portrayed the pining of the nayika for her beloved through the varnam in Chakravaham composed by Pandanallur Srinivasa Pillai. THE HINDU 2010 By Smt Remadevi
  • The twin facets of Bharatanatyam - strong tala and involved abhinaya - shone through Archana Narayanamoorthy's vibrant dancing. A student of Pandanallur Pandyan, Archana has studied law and is currently based in Dubai. Her performance under the auspices of Gana Mukundapriya was no wishy-washy affair but an intense communication of her love for the art. So much so that the combined effect of Pandanallur Pandyan's sizzling talam and the dancer's drive made the Narada Gana Sabha mini hall stage space seem too small at times. THE HINDU 2010 By Smt Vindhya Saranyan
  • Archana Narayanamurthy's industry is her biggest asset as was evident again at the Kartik Fine Arts festival. She is also blessed with an expert teacher in Pandanallur Pandian that makes her path towards proficiency so much simpler. Her well-finished adavus and accurate geometry are proof enough of a growing maturity. THE HINDU 2006 By Ms Roopa Srikant
  • The one impression that Archana Narayanamurthy leaves behind is the sincerity of her approach to the art. Shorn of glamour or any other feigned trappings, one got to witness good dance, performed to the best of her ability in her Bharatanatyam recital. A disciple of the well-known teacher and nattuvanar, Pandanallur Pandian, this young, confident lawyer represented the essence of a good student, with her seriousness and involvement in every aspect of learbest amoung thining and performing. THE HINDU 2005 by Ms Roopa Srikant
  • Brilliant performance for kartik fine arts by young Archana narayanamurthy came across as one of the best amoung those produced by the aspiring of this generation. One was elated to see this heart warming recital where talent was displaced by this young artist in varied aspects of art form. THE HINDU 2001 By Smt Nandini Ramani


August 20 th – Receiving the award Vani Kala Nipuna from Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha at 7 th Sri Jayanthi Festival 2016

September 4th - Chief Guest for Salangai Poojai function at Sri Krishana Gana Sabha Kamakoti Hall Chennai

September 13 to 17 th - IRCEN lecture performance series in School and College's at Junagadh district Gujarat

October 19 th – Salangai Poojai of disciple Kum Pooja Sree at Obul Reddy Hall 6.30 pm