Chithra is the Founder and Artistic director of ShruthiUK, a South Asian Arts organisation based in Birmingham, U.K. She started her company 12 years ago with her main focus to encourage, educate and train children and young adults from various origins to experience South Indian Classical Music and Dance.
She has been helping make South Indian Classical Dance more accessible through holistic healing to disabled children and senior citizens with Autism, Dementia and Alzheimers.She also engages, educates and empower a the underprivileged women and children from ethnic groups to experience Indian classical dance and encourage keeping healthy.
She has a broad range of experience in South Indian Classical music and dance,teaching, choreography and performance;gained from working as a free lance artist with various art organization across the U.K.
Chithra is recognised for her exceptional care and holistic methods whilst dealing with people with Dementia, Autism and other health issues and help them to be more confident and provide a therapeutic benefit in their general wellbeing.
Chithra pioneered the British Carnatic Choir- Nation’s leading Carnatic Choir, launched for the first time in Great Britain in 2015. Her vision is to take carnatic music to the common people and give them an opportunity to learn or experience the music style.
Her vision to unite Britain through Carnatic music through reinforcing British values in schools made her launch the British Carnatic Youth Choir.
Chithra is an active supporter of several charities and has raised funds for humanitarian causes for several charities in th U.K. and elsewhere.
She aims to be a role model to the youngsters in taking pride of their rich cultural tradition and heritage and as a cultural ambassador for the sustenance of the arts and culture in the U.K.
Chithra was a finalist at the British Asian Awards and the English Asian Awards in 2016.
She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.