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Born into this family of artists in 1987, Riya received inspiration from her father Kalamandalam K.M. John and her mother Kalatharangini Mary John. From the early age of 3, she has been studying different art forms such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Bharathanatyam and Ottanthullal. She studied Mohiniyattam under Kalamandalam Hymavathy and Kalatharangini Mary John. Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi under Kalamandalam Prasheeja, Kalamandalam Sreedevi Gopinath, R.L.V Anand and R.L.V Unnikrishnan. Kathakali under Kalamandalam K.M. John and Kalamandalam Udayakumar. Ottanthullal under Kalamandalam Gopinathaprabha. Mono act under Kalabhavan Noushad.

She has performed in almost 300 different venues in a variety of shows in India and foreign countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria since 1999.

Riya’s CV

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