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Vijayluxmi Balakrishna

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About Vijayluxmi: I am the only daughter of legendary singer and lyricist R.Balakrishna.   I graduated with a BA at the Madras University, focusing on Indian culture, philosophy and Indian music. 

Radio Experience And Progression: I worked as a cultural promoter for the Department of Education and culture. I also lectured on various culture-related topics for several cultural organisations within South Africa.Apart from this, I was invited by the Multi-Arts foundations and the University of Bristol to teach Indian culture, dance, music and performed at several institutes. I also lectured for the Zurich Indian association and many other institutions in Switzerland, Portugal and other European countries, as well as at various cultural institutions in New Zealand and Australia. I had the opportunity to appear on SABC television programmes such as Eastern Mosaic, Sadhana and Aum programmes rendering talks and performances.  I present the Telegu show Sungeetha Nilayamu on Lotus FM 87.7 -97.8, every Tuesdays from 18:00-19:00.

Accomplishments: I have produced 4 CD’s in 4 different Indian languages - Pooja, Gaana Manjari, Swaranjali and Swaramritham. I  serve on many boards, in culture, spiritual and language related capacities: Andhra Maha Sabha of South Africa, GOPIO International, South  African Women’s forte, South African Hindu Maha Sabha and Chinmaya Mission of South Africa.

General Facts: I have a heart for the community; I counsel abused women & children and finds time to visit the aged at different homes& institutions.

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