Nandi Kalagram is an art centre with residential facilities. Located in the outskirts of Devanahall, the art centre holds regular art-related workshops. As a workshop initiative, teachers from various schools and freelance artists are invited. Both the teachers and the students stay for the duration of the workshop. The classroom is built in a traditional minimalistic fashion. Nandi Kalagram is surrounded by greenery with several birds that visit and some love staying within the premise. Many artists who have visited Nandi Kalagram have expressed the energy that they have felt and have spent days creating spellbound Artworks. A lot of historical sites like the Bhoganandishwara Temple, Nandi hills, Sir M Vishweshwariah’s house and Lepakshi Temple are located within driving distance of the Centre. Nandi Kalagram is a place where one gets connected to the Self and sparks the idea of self-realisation through Art and Nature.

Meet the Team

Mrinalini Rajaram
Mrinalini RajaramCo-Founder | Teacher | Performer
An art that has influenced and touched the hearts of many artists and quenched souls is the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam. Mrinalini has dedicated her very existence to take this discipline forward after being trained under the direct disciples of Smt Rukmini Devi Arundale and has been passionately teaching, performing and ever-learning for the last 17 years and counting.

At this point in time when traditional art forms have found themselves under the clouds of various interpretations of the same and many other post-modern influences, Mrinalini stresses on the need of reaching out to make people understand the nuances of losing ones-self in the art. This has been her vision ever since she found herself all over again by losing herself to those moments that have shaped her life through this art form.

M R Rajaram
M R RajaramFounder | Organiser
Nature has been an inspiration to most and Rajaram is no exception. He loves spending time with plants, birds and anything that is created by Nature. A simple philosophy that he follows is “Respect Nature and live amongst it”. Event organising for special occasions has been his forte since his college days and he gets pleasure in hosting people and making sure everything is in place. As a Naturalist, he takes people on nature trails where he gives them abundant information about the wonderful phenomena that take place around us all the time.

He is an avid traveler who loves wildlife and heritage sites. Being from the blessed land of India which has a history immemorial, he makes sure to visit most of the sites that have abundant wildlife and history. He has been writing blogs about some of his trips and hopes that it will influence others to fall in love with Nature and its beings. As a host, he loves cooking and facilitating the guests with all possible comfort and needs to ensure that the workshop functions smoothly. He is mostly at the backstage and working on tiniest of the details to make sure things go as planned.


P T Narendran
P T NarendranAdvisor | Mentor
It has been a privilege to work with one of the stalwarts in the art form of Bharatanatyam. P T Narendran has been very kind-hearted to have accepted our request to preside on the Advisory committee of Nandi Kalagram. It is a privilege to have him on Board to show us the path. He acts a beacon to us at all times and we have been considering and implenting his advise from the beginning and we will continue to do so. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts and we pray that he continues to guide us in our small effort to preserve and promote Art at our humble abode.
Anand K Nair
Anand K NairAdvisor | Mentor
A high-octane transformational speaker, Anand K Nair, Founder of Anand Nair Leadership Foundation, delivers proven solutions for empowerment and leadership that emerge out of ‘Powers Within’. His mission: to empower people and organizations to achieve sustainable success by embarking on journeys within oneself. As a popular keynote speaker he combines inspiration with insight in his charismatic style to emotionally bond with his audiences, while his energizing sessions stimulate the participants to transform their innate verves into positive energies to create intense desires for success and personal fulfilment. From a fledgling Management Trainee in the early 80’s to a seasoned CEO of a large multi – crore organization, Anand K. Nair always travelled that extra mile. Every milestone was a lesson in transpersonal leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and compassionate man management.