Dr. Himaja is the Disciple of Kalaimamani Dr. Uma Anand (Dandayuthapani), the well known Bharathanatya exponent. Dr .Himaja had her Arangetram in Jan 1983 after 7 years of training from Smt.Sudharani Raghupathy. The Arangetram was followed by a number of performances under the auspices of renowned Sabhas and institutions in Chennai and Various towns of Tamilnadu and Andhrapradesh like Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Pondicherry, Nellore and Gudur totaling to more than 100 solo Performances. She has also participated in many Dance festivals. Her programmes have been telecast in the National programme for Music and Dance by the Delhi Doordarshan and also by the Bombay Doordarshan and Madras Doordarshan. The audience response for these performances have been extremely appreciative.