|Relatives||Choreographer Jayanthi (Sister)|
Choreographer Girija (Sister)
Choreographer Kala (Sister)
Choreographer Raghuram (Brother-in-law)
Actor/Choreographer Gayathri Raghuram(niece)
Choreographer Prasanna Sujit (Nephew)
Actress Suja Raghuram (Niece)
Anchor Keerthi (Niece)
Brinda is an Indian dance choreographer who primarily works in South Indian cinema. She has choreographed dance sequences for various Indian films.She has won one National Film Award for Best Choreography, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer, twice and Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography, four times.
Brindha was born into a family of seven girls. An elder sister Jayanthi, first started dancing and acted as heroine in two films – Uthiripookkal and Poottatha Pookkal. Brindha's second sister Girija, learned Bharatanatyam at Kalakshetra; and went to work with choreographers Thangam and later Raghuram Master, whom she married later, and also become an independent choreographer. Kala, a leading choreographer, is her youngest sister.
One of her nephews, Prasanna Sujit, is also a film choreographer. One of her niece Gayathri Raghuram, daughter of late Raghuram Master and her sister Girija is also a choreographer and an actress. She has also introduced her another niece Keerthi, daughter of Jayanthi Master and wife of actor Shanthanu Baghyaraj, as an anchor in her dance reality show Maanada Mayilada.
Through the Bollywood film Insaf Ki Pukar she started her career as an assistant choreographer in 1987.She became independent choreographer with the 2000 Tamil film Mugavaree which features Ajith Kumar and Jyothika in lead roles.She was awarded Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer by the state government at Tamil Nadu State Film Awards in 2000 for her work for that film.
Selected Partial filmography
|Insaf Ki Pukar||Assistant choreographer (1987)|
|Aakhari Poratam||Assistant choreographer (1988)|
|Janaki Ramudu||Assistant choreographer (1988)|
|Prem Pratigyaa||Assistant choreographer (1989)|
|Phool Aur Kaante||Assistant choreographer (1991)|
|Jaagruti||Assistant choreographer (1993)|
|Kaakha Kaakha||Choreographer (2003)|
|Madurey||Choreographer (One Song) (2004)|
|Vaaranam Aayiram||Choreographer (2010)|
|Maan Karate||Choreographer (Maanja Song) (2014)|
|Kadal||Choreographer (Adiye Song) (2013)|
|Bullett Raja||Choreographer (2013)|
|Hey Sinamika||Film director (2021)||Directorial Debut |
Awards and honours
|1998||National Film Award for Best Choreography||Daya|||
|1997||Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South||Preminchukundam Raa|||
|2003||Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South||Kaaka Kaaka|||
|2000||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer||Mugavaree|||
|2007||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Choreographer||Deepavali|||
|2005||Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography||Udayananu Tharam|
|2007||Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography||Vinodayathra|
|2008||Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography||Calcutta News|
|2017||Vijay Award for Best Choreographer||Kaatru Veliyidai|
|2019||Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography||Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham|||
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