Akshaya Srikumar started her Bharatnatyam training under Guru Dr S. Divyasena at the Divyanjali School of Classical Dance, Chennai at the age of 7. Having learnt the nuances of Thalam and Nattuvangam under her Guru and Sri. BP Haribabu, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Computer Applications. Apart from dancing in many solo performances, she has also been an integral part of many group productions of Divyanjali, staged across Chennai and overseas during the music and dance seasons across southeast Asia, including productions like Alapadma and Mudivil Oru Arambam among many other festivals in Singapore, leading her to the Best Dancer award from the Indian Fine Arts Society in 2010 and being a graded artist of Doordarshan India. Akshaya is also a recipient of the scholarship for young artists from the Ministry of Culture.
Currently associated with SYAMA, Kalpavriksha and Beej schools in Singapore, Akshaya continues to perform across the country.
Art and society are inseparable and especially in times like these where we are all locked down. As an artist, I feel that I need to create awareness on pressing social issues and perform for cause at the same time.