Deepa Narayanan Sashindran a fine versatile artiste of the Kuchipudi dance style mastered the art form for more than 3 decades initially under guru the renowned Kuchipudi exponent Smt. Manju Barggavee since the age of 8 and later under Guru Vempati Ravi Shankar. She is a thinking Artist with creative organisational abilities and has received lot of accolades for her vivacious dance technique, spellbound performances not only in India but North Americas, UAE and natural charm for the Kuchipudi idiom that sets her apart as an offbeat artiste of the generation.
Currently donning multiple roles, she is engaged in teaching aspirants, presents solo and that of her creative ensemble, conducts inspiring workshops/lec-demo, curates dance festival Natya Parampara Utsavat at Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation, Bangalore a Non profit trust that she founded to propagate Indian art forms and has been empanelled with Central Ministry of Culture for festivals of India Abroad, Empaneled member of International art organisation Spicmacay, Recognised artist of Kannada & Culture - Govt of Karnataka.
Apart from dance Deepa is Law Graduate and a Human Resources Specialist who served in start-ups that grew to be top corporate houses.