Sowmya Jaganmurthy Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sowmya Jaganmurthy

Sowmya Jaganmurthy is an Indian actor, dancer, and producer, who works in the Kannada film industry. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer who performs in various art festivals. She is known for her roles in the films Bhinna (2019) and Kuthirai Vaal (2021).

Wiki/Biography

Sowmya Jaganmurthy was born on Tuesday, 16 December 1986 (age 37 years; as of 2023). Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She enrolled for a Diploma in Textile Engineering in 2001 from Bangalore University in Bengaluru, Karnataka which she completed in 2004. Sowmya is trained in performing arts like Bharatanatyam, Contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu, Yoga, acting and painting.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with actor Radhika Narayan

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with actor Radhika Narayan

Family

Sowmya belongs to a Hindu family from Karnataka.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about her parents or siblings.

Husband & Children

Sowmya Jaganmurthy met Pawan Kumar during the shooting of the film Pancharangi (2010) and they got married on 6 June 2010.

Sowmya Jaganmurthy on her wedding day

Sowmya Jaganmurthy on her wedding day

Pawan Kumar is a film director and actor known for the films Lucia (2013) and U-Turn (2016). They have a daughter named Laasya Pasowna (Lucy).

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with husband and daughter

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with husband and daughter

Career

Early Career

Sowmya worked with the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA) as a performer and senior facilitator for almost three years. Some of her major performances were a modern dance called Transavatar, a journey through multiple identities, showcased in Sanchari in Bangalore, Karnataka (2006) and German dance festival in Germany (2007) and a contemporary dance production called Purushartha which was showcased in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Yokohama, Japan (2007), Music Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2008), and Rang Shankara in Bangalore, Karnataka (2008). She worked with the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), Yours Truly Theatre, and We Move Theatre.

Sowmya Jaganmurthy on stage

Sowmya Jaganmurthy on stage

In 2006, she participated as a dancer in the pilot batch of the Dance Intense workshop organised by Sampad International in Birmingham. Sowmya was part of the Movement and Theatre-based workshop, which was a collaboration of Indian and Malaysian dancers at the Outreach School to promote art education in Asia. She was the facilitator for various workshops conducted by NGOs such as the Sadhana Spastic Society in Mumbai and Ritanjali Second Chance School in Delhi. She has performed in events such as the International Photography Festival in China (2007), and Nagarantharan of ACMA at the Trafalgar Square Festival in London (2007). She conducted regular classes and workshops in schools like Parikrma Centre for Learning, Golden Bead Montessori, and Outreach School in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Dancer

Sowmya had extensive training in various dance forms and techniques from ACMA. She was trained under Jayachandran Palazhy (artistic director of ACMA) in contemporary techniques, Guru Dil Sagar in Kalaripayattu, Minal Prabhu in Bharatanatyam, Christine Jaroszewski in Ballet, and Chris Lechner in Contact Improvisation. In addition to ACMA, she has performed for corporate events with Nritarutya Dance Studio, Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, Samanvay Dance Company, and Bangalore Dance Collective.

Sowmya on the poster of a dance event

Sowmya on the poster of a dance event

She has collaborated with artists like Michel Casanovas, Veena Basavarajaiah, Liadain Speranza Herriott, and Abhilash Ningappa for various projects. She conducts workshops in remote villages in collaboration with the Kishkinda Trust and for HIV-positive children with Sneha Care Home.

Sowmya performing Bharatanatyam

Sowmya performing Bharatanatyam

She has performed in several events and festivals such as Prayog at Bangalore International Festival (2009), Dharwad Utsav (2009), 3 Knots – a solo Bharatanatyam performance (2009), International Music Festival in Morocco (2010), Rvaadha Festival, and Alva’s Nudisiri Festival at Moodbidri (2011). She performed modern dance productions, such as New Trash and Disposable Heroes at Bangalore Dance Collective. She gave a solo Bharatanatyam performance for the National Level South Indian Dance Festival organised by the Kalpashree Performing Arts Center in 2012. and at the KANASU festival (2021).

Sowmya Jaganmurthy performing at the KANASU Festival

Sowmya Jaganmurthy performing at the KANASU Festival

As of 2024, Sowmya continues her training in the classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, under her guru, Ms Rama Vaidyanathan. She conducts dance workshops and performs in dance shows and art festivals.

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with her guru Rama Vaidyanathan

Sowmya Jaganmurthy with her guru Rama Vaidyanathan

Actor

Sowmya acted in the film Pancharangi (2010) as the girlfriend of the character Lucky or Lakshman Rao.

Sowmya in a scene from the film Pancharangi

Sowmya in a scene from the film Pancharangi

After almost a decade, she appeared as the character Vimala in the Kannada thriller film, Bhinna (2019).

Sowmya on the poster of the film Bhinna

Sowmya on the poster of the film Bhinna

She also acted in the romantic action comedy Kannada film, Aadi Lakshmana Purana (2019). She appeared as a child’s mother in the Tamil film Kuthirai Vaal (2021), a psychological thriller.

 

Entrepreneur

Sowmya is one of the directors of the film company, named Pawan Kumar Studios Private Limited.

Tattoo(s)

Sowmya got a tattoo of Lord Shiva’s Trishul and Damru, inked along her spine below the nape of her neck.

Sowmya Jaganmurthy's tattoo

Sowmya Jaganmurthy’s tattoo

She got a tattoo inked on the left side of her abdomen.

Sowmya Jaganmurthy's second tattoo

Sowmya Jaganmurthy’s second tattoo

Favourites

  • Director: Manso Re, Duniya Suri, Sunil Kumar Desai
  • Choreographer: Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Song: Hesaru Poorthi from the film Paramathma (2011)
  • Restaurant: Shivaji Donne Biriyani

Facts/Trivia

  • Sowmya Jaganmurthy gave a dance performance named Fearless, a devised contemporary dance performance choreographed by Avril Stormy Unger, in the eighth month of her pregnancy in 2013. [1]The New Indian Express

    Sowmya dancing during her eighth month of pregnancy

    Sowmya dancing during her eighth month of pregnancy

  • She remembers that she was not considered a good dancer during her school days and was not part of the school’s dance functions. Her first choreography was for her school’s annual day function during her eighth grade, for an old Kannada song called, Gal Gal Galak from the film Rathna Manjari (1962), which received outstanding applause from the audience.
  • She is a food lover and likes cooking. She often posts food pictures on her social media accounts.
  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • Sowmya has over 10.7k followers on her Instagram account and nearly 1000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. She showcases her art on these social media accounts.
  • Sowmya and her husband Pawan Kumar have a farmland and art hub called, The Pasownas.
  • She likes reading.
  • Swapna is a fitness enthusiast. She practices yoga as part of her fitness routine. She was trained under Arunji of Prashant Yogashraya for more than five years. She also teaches yoga.

    Sowmya Jaganmurthy practising Yoga

    Sowmya Jaganmurthy practising Yoga

  • She, along with her dancer friends, owns a dance company called Swadhyay which acts as a platform for showcasing young talents and dance productions. She trains HIV-afflicted and underprivileged children in dance and yoga at this enterprise. [2]DNA

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