Shridhar and Anuradha were both initially trained in Bharatanatyam by Guru Smt.Radha Sridhar of Bengaluru. They were later attracted towards the Kalakshetra style and studied under the guidance of Guru Sri. M.R.Krishnamurthy of Kalakshetra.
Shridhar was also fortunate to have received training from Guru Smt.Narmada, Guru Smt.Bhanumati and Guru Smt.Vasanta Vedam (Kalakshetra). He also received special training in Kuchipudi from Guru Sri C.R.Acharyulu of Darpana Academy, Ahmadabad. Shridhar was adjudged the 'Best dancer' in the state level dance competition conducted by the Karnataka Sangita Nritya Academy in the year 1982. Very soon he was recognized as one of the best male dancers in Bharatanatyam. He performed as Shiva with the legendary cine actor Smt. Hemamalini in her dance drama Durga.
Shridhar is a BE graduate. Anuradha after finishing her B.Com studied at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai and graduated with distinction in the year 1993.
Shridhar and Anuradha were later nurtured by the renowned danseuse and Guru Nritya Chudamani Smt.Krishnaveni Lakshmanan of Kalakshetra.
After their marriage in the year 1991 Shridhar & Anuradha started performing together as a duo. Their stunning coordination, impeccable nritta, and deeply moving abhinayam are a feast to the connoisseurs. They received tremendous appreciation for their choreography, which is remarkably creative, imbued with deep spiritual overtones and reflects extensive research. Insatiable passion towards the art and fierce dedication has placed them among the foremost dancers in the country today.
Without compromising the essential aesthetics of Bharatanatyam, the couple with great dexterity, depth of understanding, have woven into the fabric of their dance, episodes from epics and great literary works that highlight human emotional conflicts, and spiritual values of life. Their dance features like the Ramayana, Mahabharatam, Mahaveera Karna, Kumarasambhavam, Bharata Shapatham, Tirumangai Alwar, Samyak Jnanam, Karntaka Vaggeya Vaibhava, Dhritarashtra Vilapam, Nathicharavaha etc. have received international acclaim. Their choreographic feature The Upanishad which explains the concepts and message of the Upanishads, received high appreciation.
Performances in India
Shridhar and Anuradha have performed in most of the prestigious Sabhas in India like the Madras Music Academy, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha, Karthik Fine Arts, Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, Sangith Natak Academy, Hampi festival, Soorya festival, Nishagandhi Festival, Thaalam festival etc.
Shridhars’ have received high accolades for their performances in USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Singapore, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the Gulf countries.
D.Lit (Doctor of Letters)
Shridhar received Doctorate (D.Lit) for his thesis on the 'Socio- cultural aspects of the Male Dancer in Bharatanatyam' from the Kannada University, Hampi in the year 2014.
Shridhar was a celebrated hero in cinema during the 80s and 90s. He won the Karnataka State Govt’s Best Actor Award for his performance as the Saint Poet Shareef in the Kannada film “Santa Shishunala Shareefa” (1989-90).
He received the Best Supporting Actor for the role of a Kamsale Guru in the Kannada film "Kamsale Kaisale" directed by Sri.Nagabharana(2011).