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Kuchipudi is the official dance of Andra pradesh in South India. Kuchipudi originated from a small village called Kuchipudi. For years long the art was presented only in Temples. During the festivals of Andra Pradesh. Traditionally Kuchipudi was performed only by men that too men from Brahmin family. These Brahmin families were known as Bhavathalu. Of Kuchipudi. It started in 1502 AD. Their dance programs were offered to God and women were not allowed to join the group. Kuchipudi was enriched with the entry of female dancers. Renowned gurus like Vedantam Lakshmi Narayana Sastry, Chinta Krishnamurthy and Tadepalli Perayya, broadened the horizons of the dance form. The reforms brought in have led to the women playing the male parts in this dance form