A multi - faceted personality, Kalaimamani Dr. Ambika Kameshwar is a danseuse and musician of international acclaim who has travelled the world sharing her art with all.
A noted scholar - she has done her PhD in Natyabhinaya and did her Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Application of Natya as a holistic developmental tool as a Senior Fellow of the Govt. of India .She guides Phd Scholars as a registered Guide of PhD Scholars at University of Kancheepuram, Department of Indian Culture Studies.
Dr.Ambika is a noted Rehabilitation Professional and is held by all in high regard as the Pioneer of Applying Theatre Arts as a tool of Holistic Development for people with multiple challenges. Dr. Ambika Kameswar is the pioneer of the methodology "Theatre for Holistic Development" which uses the creative arts like Dance, Music, Drama, Story telling and Art and Craft as tools of learning.
She has reached out to thousands of children with physical and mental handicaps through this unique technique, and the success of methodology can be seen in the growth and development of the children.
Over the years, with her direct experience of working with children with special needs, through her experience as performing artiste and through her research work in this field, she has scientifically coded and strengthened the methodology. In fact even today it is a "living, breathing technique which is constantly evolving and changing".
She has been honored with several Awards, including the highest award of the Rotary - namely the 'For The Sake Of Honour' Award , The Acharya Choodamani Award from Krishna Gana sabha, the Bharata Kala Ratna , Stree Ratna, Acharya Choodamani and the prestigious Kalaimamani Award for the year 2004 by the Tamil Nadu State Government, to mention a few.
She served as a Member of the Advisory Board of SOUTH ZONE CULTURAL CENTRE till 2010, and as a Board Member of The KALAKSHETRA Foundation till December 2013.
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