‘Bharatham’ was started in the year 1996. Bharatham has been affiliated to The Tamilnadu Music and fine Arts University to run their Certificate courses in vocal , violin and Bharathanatyam since 2015.All the students who have taken up the exams have passed with first class and distinction in both practicals and Theory. 49 students have completed the course and passed successfully till date.
More than 50 arangetrams have been conducted. The students have performed in various Dance festivals in Chennai and TV Channels like thaka di mi tha in Jaya TV and Valarum kalaignar in Doordarshan. Her students are receiving the Schorlarship awarded by Centre for cultural Resources and Training.
All her students who have been to the audition have been selected to perform by the VDS Arts Academy, Chennai under their Talent Revealing Opportunity Programme and the reviews have been very encouraging and some of them have won the appreciation awards.
Dr. Himaja is the Disciple of Kalaimamani Dr. Uma Anand (Dandayuthapani), the well known Bharathanatya exponent. Dr .Himaja had her Arangetram in Jan 1983 after 7 years of training from Smt.Sudharani Raghupathy.
The Arangetram was followed by a number of performances under the auspices of renowned Sabhas and institutions in Chennai and Various towns of Tamilnadu and Andhrapradesh like Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Pondicherry, Nellore and Gudur totaling to more than 100 solo Performances.
She has also participated in many Dance festivals. Her programmes have been telecast in the National programme for Music and Dance by the Delhi Doordarshan and also by the Bombay Doordarshan and Madras Doordarshan. The audience response for these performances have been extremely appreciative.