- November 09, 2018
The 23 year old Rakshit hails from Karkala taluk, Udupi district. He has been performing this art for the last 6 years. Dolak and Chendi are some of the instruments he can perform. As his father used to play instruments, he got inclined towards this art as hobby. There are 5 members in his family which includes father, mother, two brothers and himself. He is the eldest among them. Apart from him one of his brothers plays instruments. As far as his academics is concerned, he has studied up to second PUC, and took up the job of welding. Along with the welding job he continues with this art as a hobby. In a decade from now he would like to grow in the field of arts. He has been involved in performing kola since his childhood. He has as far conducted approximately 500 shows. The average payment per show is 1000 to 1500 rupees. This amount is the same for all the artists of the team. While some shows are from the government there are others which are private. Their team Sri Ram Dance Academy has a good reputation in their district and the whole of Karnataka as they have given several performances across Karnataka. They have their own website. They are also promoting their team through publicity. They have performed in Ganesha festival delivering 6 shows in a span of 3 days.