Malavika Sarukkai is one of the leading lights of Bharatnatyam dance in India . She holds similar dexterity in Odissi dance. She has had Gurus like K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai, S.K. Rajaratnam, and Kalonidhi Narayanan, Kelucharan Mohapatra and Ramani Rajan Jena.
She was the youngest solo dancer who performed in the Festival of India in London . Not only this, she has represented India at the Festivals of India in countries like France , U.S.A. , Japan and Switzerland . She has been appreciated worldwide for her fine presentations of dances of Krishna Ritu Krida and fire flies.
The performances of Malavika are marked by grace, energy and technical mastery. She has created contemporary presentations that reinvent the traditional form of dance into a simple form yet possessing brilliant choreography. Tamil Nataka Maharam has conferred her the Kalaimamani title.