Shri U. Natarajan was born on 25 October 1979 in Tamil
Nadu. He learned folk dance from his father Shri
Umapathy at an early age.
He has performed in festivals organized by the State Government of Tamil Nadu; temple festivals; festivals organized by the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur; and Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram, Chennai. He has also taken part in folk dances during Independence Day parades. He won the first prize in Folk Dance competition for young artists organized by the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur. The Department of Art and Culture, Government of Tamil Nadu has appreciated his performance and presented the Kalaimamani award of 2008-09 to him.
Shri U. Natarajan is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for his talent in the field of Folk Dance of Tamil Nadu.