Mangaluru: Vandana Rani, one of the senior disciples of Bharathanjali, has completed her Vidwat Anthima examinations conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination (KSEEB) and has emerged as the topper in the Dakshina Kannada District. Her constant perseverance, unending passion and unmatched devotion for over fourteen years in her journey of Bharatanatyam have helped her to achieve this remarkable feat.
Vandana Rani is the daughter of Kedige Vasanth Rao and Roopa Rani Vasanth. She is the disciple of Prathima Shridhar and Shridhar Holla of Bharathanjali, Mangaluru. She appeared for the Vidwat Anthima examinations in 2021 and has secured 87 per cent (distinction). She is one of the notable dancers at Bharathanjali and has performed with her Gurus at prestigious festivals like Natyanjali festival at Chidambaram, Mysore Dasara, Hampi Utsava, Alvas’ Nudisiri and so on.
After completing her senior grade in Carnatic music, she has undergone training for a decade, under Satyavathi Mudambadittaya, Mangaluru and Madhur Balasubramanya, Udupi and has many notable renditions to her credit. She has assisted Bharathanjali as the vocalist for some of its festivals and performances. She completed her under graduation in pure sciences from St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru and is currently pursuing her post-graduation studies in Bharatanatyam from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.