Kanakavalli’s November Vignette, Gayathri Sandeep, effortlessly inhabits many roles—as the CEO of a hospital, as a corporate trainer known for her creative ideas, as a daughter, a mother, a wife, and as an independent woman with varied interests and passions. In this delightful conversation, Gayathri takes us down memory lane to her childhood filled with a love for music and the arts, and a grandmother who inspired her with her entrepreneurship and energy. Having restarted her Bharatanatyam training after getting married and becoming a mother, Gayathri opens up about what dance means to her as a powerful form of expression. With a family that supports her and challenges her, and a husband who believes in an equal division of labour at home, Gayathri is able to pursue her diverse hobbies, from gardening and working out to travelling and writing about the saris she loves. Remembering her grandmother’s impeccable taste in kanjivarams, Gayathri tells us about her own collection and her love for the drape. Read the entire Vignettes article here.
Taking time out of a schedule that is always packed to the brim, Gayathri browses the Kanakavalli repertoire to curate a selection that reflects her joyful energy.