Yeleswarapu Srinivasulu



Born in 1971 in a family of performing artists of Kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh, Shri Srinivasulu trained in dance under Gurus such as Shri Vempati Peddasatyam, Shri Vempati Chinna Satyam, Shri V. Satyanarayana Sarma, Shri Pasumarthi Rathiah Sarma, and Shri Mahankali Sriramulu Sarma.
Srinivasulu graduated in Science from the Nagarjuna University, and obtained his Masters in Kuchipudi Yakshagana. He has received the junior and senior fellowships from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He also received scholarships from the Sangeet Natak Akademi for specialized training in performance of female roles in Yakshagana.
Srinivasulu has been training many students in Kuchipudi for the past thirteen years at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, and at Sri Siddhendra Yogi Kuchipudi Kalapitham, Kuchipudi. He has performed in several countries all over the world, including the U.S.A. He is a graded artist of Doordarshan, and a recipient of the Nritya Koumudi conferred by Nrutyabharati Academy, Eluru.
Shri Yeleswarapu Srinivasulu is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for his talent in the field of Kuchipudi dance.