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Who Is Methil Devika?

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Methil Devika has become the talk of the town after her marriage with actor Mukesh. She is an artistic director who hails from Palakkad and is very much into her dancing profession.

Mukesh and Methil Devika got married last Friday, at a register Office at Tripunithara. The actor, who earlier married actress Saritha, is said to have received his divorce officially in 2009. But, now Saritha has come forward claiming that the marriage is illegal and so, the second marriage stands illegal.  Let's know more about the Methil Devika.

Methil Devika is a passionate dancer. She has submitted PhD thesis to Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, 2013. She worked as lecturer in the Department of Post-graduate Studies (Mohiniyattam/Kathakali/Koodiyattam) and at the Research Department, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala.

Methil Devika also worked as Course Counsellor at the Department of International Students, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University. She is active in Arts-in-Education and Arts-for-Specific Groups programs providing therapy through Arts for people with mental illnesses.

Methil Devika considers actress Shobana's comment on her in an interview as the biggest compliment she has ever received. In an interview Shobana said, "Methil Devika is a brilliant performer. She excels in Mohiniattam and has a solid background in Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi. She is known in artistic circles, but I would really like to see her get more popular with the art-loving masses."

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Methil Devika

Methil Devika is a well-known Mohiniyattam dancer. She also performs Kuchipudi. Sripada Natya Kalari is a creative space that she conceived for the pursuit and experience of classical dance. It was inaugurated in October 2011 by some of Kerala's literary and artistic greats.

Personal Life

Methil Devika is also a divorcee. She has a son, who is seven-year-old.

Kuchipudi

Methil Devika performing Kuchipudi.

Mohiniyattam

Methi Devika performing Mohiniyattam.

Sripada Natya Kalari

It is a space exclusively created by her for experiencing and learning classical dance and other related art forms. More than just a learning space, it aims to be a space for self discovery, which alone goes into the making of a complete artist.

Performances

Methil Devika has performed dance in various nations including Baden, Switzerland in 2011, SPIC-MACAY stages in Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa and West Bengal in India, Mudra Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India in 2010, Soorya India Festival in Switzerland and Singapore in 2008 and many other performances in various places.

Rewards

She had won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award, 2011, Kerala state's highest honor for Mohiniyattam, Devdasi National Award for dance in 2010, Awarded by Orissa's Devdasi National Dance Festival Committee in Bhubaneswar, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2008, National Award for Mohiniyattam from Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademy in New Delhi and many more.

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