Manju Hemamalini (Hema), is one of the many jewels produced of Dr. Vempati. She learnt the art from the age of 8, first from a local Guru (Sri Chinta Adinarayana Sarma) in her home town (Guntur) and later on moved to the Kuchipudi Art Academy in Chennai at the age of 13 to learn from the maestro, Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam Master.
The following is a glimpse of Hema's Professional Career.
- A Master of Performing Arts degree holder from the Central University Hyderabad.
- Highly accomplished Kuchipudi Classical Dancer, Instructor and Choreographer.
- 12 years of association with Guru, Padmabhushan, Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam.
- Indian Council for Cultural Relations empanelled Kuchipudi Artist.
- Grade A Doordarshan Kuchipudi Artist.
- Professional consultancy to the Cultural department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to produce two famous dance ballets.
- Performed at major festivals across India and abroad in USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia.
- Choreographed and presented 10 Dance ballets until now.
- Also proficient in Folk Dance, Carnatic Music and Yoga.