Founder and Director

The founder and director of Sridevi Natya Kalalayam, Shri Trissur K.R.Surendran is a talented and dedicated artist who had started his career in the year 1978 under the disciplined training of Guru Bharathakalai Selvar Palaghat Shri Chandrasekhar.

After a period of three years in 1981, he had training from “Thalavadya Natuvanar” late Shri  N. C. NARAYANAN  and performed his Arangetram on 14 th September 1981. Later he joined “SANKARA NATYA KALALAYA” and got further trained under Smt. Saroja Rani and had an opportunity to assist her for a year. To further improve his knowledge in this divine art, he got himself trained from Kalamandalam Usha Thathar and Kalaimamani Kunjitha Patham Pillai and also fine-tuned his capability at Shri. Dhandayutha Pani Pillai Natya Kalalaya under the able leadership of Late. Pakkirisami Pillai for which he was later felicitated by Shri. Subbudu serious critic of “Music and Dance”.

To teach this traditional art to younger generation, Mr. Surendran had established Sridevi Natya Kalalayam in 1991 with 60 students. He has done 60+ Arangetrams performed in his credit. Mr. Surendran has also worked in couple of schools as a part time teacher and coaching is also been given to those appearing for examination. He has been as chief guest for various arangetrams and programs.


Special Dancers to his credit:



Jugal bhandi thillana,

Ragamalika jathiswaram,


Natiya Nadagams :


Siva Puranam(1999)

Krishna Leela(2002)

Om Nama Shivaya(2005)

Vishwamithra Menaka(2006)

Meenakshi Kalyanam(2007)

Devaki Mainthan(2013)