Here is a multifacated talented artistes who is good in Bharathanatya, Mridanga, Karnatic Vocal and Yakshagana.
15-year-old Sujay J Shanbhag is the lad who has a keen interest in Bharathanatya from his tender age. Observing his interest his parents made him to peruse his knowledge in Bharatanatya under the tutelage of Guru Dr Vasundhara Doreswamy.
Now, Sujay who is studying in 10th standard at SBIOS School in Hubli will be presenting his Rangapravesha in Bharathanatyam on May 20 at Jaganmohan Palace at 6 pm.
From past 12 years his father JL Shanbhag was working for SBI in Mysore and after his transfer to Hubli in 2010, Sujay comes from Hubli to Mysore 3-4 days in a month to attend classes.
Sujay has received many accolades to his credit. He stood first to Karnataka State in Bharathanatyam in Ayamothsava held at Pandavapura and Srrangapatnam in 2006-07.
He has participated in many state and national-level events and has bagged many prizes. He is also a recipient of CCRT Scholarship which will given by Department of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi.
Sujay has been awarded with Natya Harsha award at the interstate dance contest held by Gurudev Academy in 2009 and has also secured 'the juries special award for outstanding male dance' at the dance Jatre held by Shambhavi School of dance, Bangalore.
He has completed Junior Examinations in Bharathanatyam, Mridangam and Karnatic Vocal by securing highest marks. He had his Yakshagana Rangapravesha in 2009 at Mysore and has also performed in Karavali Utsav at Karwar, Halegeedu Utsav at Halebeedu, Vasundharotsava at Mysore, Hampi Utsav at Hampi and Mantralayam and also in Dasara Mahotsava at Mysore Palace.