Shri. Hemanth Lakshman is a young and energetic Nattuvangam exponent and a trained dancer with a humble background. He was born on November 19th 1992 in Vaikom, Kerala. At the age of 9 he started training for Bharathanatyam under the guidance of Guru RLV Pradeep Kumar. He got his Kathakali training under the guidance of Kalamandalam Rajesh Babu. He has also learnt Kuchipudi and Ottamthullal. He has done M.A. in Bharathanathyam from RLV college of Thripuntra, Kerala. He also has a Nattuvangam Kalaimani from Annamalai University.
He has successfully composed many Jathis and has choreographed the same. He has played Nattuvangam for well known artists. His sheer passion and the strong foundation has enabled him to perform extensively nationally and internationally. At a very young age he has got opportunities to work with A grade dancers for composing jathis and performing nattuvangam.
Hemanth has also worked as a dance teacher and was HOD in various schools. He has worked at international level as HOD for Kairali Kala Kendra run by Asha Sharath, Dubai. Asha Sharath is a well known Malayalam actress. He has also choreographed many masterpieces for Asha Sharath’s daughter’s .They have also done many performances.
He currently runs his institution "Sankara Sree Giri School of Dance and Thala Academy" where he trains kids and adults for Bharatanatyam. Many of his students have completed their arangetram.
Hemanth has composed many Alarippus like Panjamughi and Pannakaa along with numerous Jathiswarams,Varnams and Thillanas.
He also conducts classes through "Skype" for Nattuvangam and dance for students spread across the world.
Hemanth has won prizes at the State and University levels for Bharathanatyam. He is identified in Kerala as a "Young Nattuvanar". Received Kalaprathibha for district level.
He has judged many competitions and has conducted numerous workshops.