Seetha Madabhushi is from a music loving family. She was named after maternal grandmother Smt. Sita Mudumbi who was also born into a highly cultured and musical family in Rajahmundry. Her maternal grandfather, Sriman Srinivasa Chary was a prominent lawyer who was also a highly-accomplished vocalist, veena player, and composer. Under her grandmother’s guidance, Seetha learned the veena, Bharatanatyam dance, and Carnatic vocal music. She is grateful to her grandmother for instilling in her a passion for music and service.
Seetha was introduced to Bharatanatyam at a very young age when she watched her maternal aunt, Smt. Bhaskaram Mani Nallani Chakravartula perform. In fact, Seetha’s first Bharatanatyam guru was another maternal aunt, Smt. Bhanumati Nallani Chakravartula. Under her guidance, she performed many ballets including Shadow play of Ramayan, Srinivasa Kalyanam, Sri Krishna Parejatam, and many Social dramas.
As she was building her Bharatanatyam repertoire, she was introduced to Kuchipudi dance by her sister, Smt. Alivelu Kandalam and her guru, Sri. Vedantam Prahladasharma garu. Seetha learned basics of Kuchipudi from Guru Sri. Vedantam Prahladasharma.
After immigrating to the United States. Performing a Rangapravesam remained a goal of hers since 1986. In 2000, Smt. Seetha garu found a new guru in Sri. Vedantham Raghava garu who continued her Kuchipudi training. On July 12, 2012, Smt. Seetha garu finally performed her Natya Rangapravesam, making her long-standing dream a reality.
Seetha has performed in many cultural programs in and outside Houston, Texas. Also given many programs in India.
Aside from music, Seetha worked as a Business/Project Analyst in Oil & Gas and in the Medical industry for 13 years. She earned her BBA from Houston Baptist University. Seetha has raised two kids: one is a doctor and married to an Attorney; her son graduated from college to go on to Medical School. She is married to a physician, Ranga Madabhushi