• She is a recipient of Fellowship from Government of India, Department of culture.
  • ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) empanelled artist
  • “A” Graded artist of Doordarshan (television network of the Govt. of India)
  • Natya Bhairavi
  • Yuva Kala Bharathi
  • Natya Kala Priya
  • Yuva Kala Vipanchee
  • Natya Selvam
  • Kalaimani (highest Tamilnadu state award) Nrithya Kala Sironmani
  • Vani Kala Sudhakara
  • Natya Kalai Vani
  • Nadanamamani


The two pieces, Darshan and Now Here, are contrasting in their presentation, conceptualization and aesthetics, the common thread amongst them is the solid classical bharatanatyam foundation vividly articulated in both the pieces. - Times of India

Divya Kasturi was a picture of confidence in her Kathak mode.

Gradually, the stage space morphs into a geographical and emotional map

“Projected images of city life are a backdrop to movement that blends traditional southeast Asian dance with contemporary vocabulary”. “she performs with clear articulation, a sharp focus and perfectly enunciated gestures”

Kasturi has perfectly mastered her craft and, besides investigating the nature of identity through personal memories, imposed and chosen attitudes

Repetition and development worked well as a method for exploring memory and the piece was structurally secure.

Divya Kasturi is undeniably, one of the better accomplished dancers among her contemporaries today.

With the rapid footwork and butterfly hands of her chosen form, Kasturi took us through a series of “movement memories”
1 Larkinson, Stevenage