Manjula Amaresh, (daughter of Smt. H. N. Jayalakshmi Kumar and Late Shri. S. Kumar) is an ardent student of Bharathanaatyam and is one of the Senior Disciples of the legendary Gurus – Karnataka Kalashree Smt. Bhanumathi, Padmabhushan Shri. V. P. Dhananjayan, Padmabhushan Smt. Shantha Dhananjayan & Padmabhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan.

She is an established Bharathanaatyam Artiste from Bangalore and started learning Bharathanaatyam at a very tender age. She graduated this art under the able guidance of renowned Gurus of Bangalore – Karnataka Kalashree Smt. Shyamala Muralikrishna and Karnataka Kalashree Smt. Revathi Narasimhan.

In the year 1992, Manjula performed her Arrangetram (Rangapravesha).

Manjula has secured First Rank for the Karnataka State in Bharathanaatyam Vidwath Examination conducted by Government of Karnataka.

She secured a Masters Degree in distinction for Bharathanaatyam from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. Manjula Amaresh has to her credit more than 250 performances both in India and Abroad.

She has performed to an international audience and delivered umpteen lectures on Bharathanaatyam world over.

At Keene State University, Union Hall auditorium, New Hampshire, USA, she performed and counseled lecture demonstration to various international students and teachers.

At Paige Academy, Boston, it was a unique rendering. The performance interested students from many other institutions around. The performance was gilded to suite a demonstration of the craft of the art.

At the Brattleboro concert hall, hollyhock and Latchis theatre, the performance qualified a good gathering.

School for International Training, Vermont, housed an evening concert for the community and the students who vary were from more than 78 countries. Specific rendering on Bharatha Darshana and Thillana received immense appreciation. She was interviewed by the Hollyhock radio station and also the Brattleboro radio featured her discussion.

Sarasa a chelae's group housed her group in their luxurious condo both in Putney and in Boston and facilitated many a discussion and get together to accomplish her teachings.

Brattleboro Union High School, Vermont hosted an august audience; training classes were conducted for various age groups at an introductory platform.

Wells College, New York state hosted a lecture event plus a performance at their student Union theatre. Encouraged by the huge publicity, she was invited by Sunrise Academy, Washington DC and hosted a performance evening.

Many home academies, The Aldrich, The Dodhs, The Tschannels, The Mertons hosted evening events on discussions and lecture demonstration to help the people of the community to get a glimpse of her performance ability.

Her lecture and Performance on Bharathanaatyam was well received in the City University of Hong Kong.

Manjula has taught many students from different countries, her ability to communicate in much language and ability to articulate with nuances are exemplary.

She has imparted her knowledge of Natyam to a few Chinese & Omanis as well. She has conducted workshop exclusively on Abhinaya. She has also conducted workshops for SPIC-MACAY (A well known Organization in the promotion of Indian Art & Culture).

Manjula Amaresh has conceptualized and choreographed a huge Natyam Production, "Panchatantra" involving 115 children and won the hearts of many. She has also conceptualized and choreographed a Solo Bharathanaatyam Thematic production – "Akka Mahadevi"- A Kannada Veerashaiva Saint Poetess who dedicated herself to Lord Shiva, and has won accolades.

Currently, Manjula Amaresh is the founder, director of "BHARATHAANUNADA" – a school for Bharathanaatyam which has got three branches in South of Bangalore. Here, she teaches this beautiful art form to many young aspirants.

She also works as a resource person for Deccan Herald, one of the leading news papers in Bangalore wherein she visits different schools and delivers lectures on performing arts.

“Manjula Amaresh has been felicitated the “Vasanthalakshmi & Narasimhacharis” Award from the Prestigious Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai.”