Bhanumati is a well-known Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and mentor to many artists. Born in a musically inclined family, her mother was Isamani L.R Lakshmi and her Father Dr. C.S. Balakrishnan a well known promoter of Indian classical music. She was tutored under many legendary gurus such as K.N Dandayuthapani Pillai, Dr.K.Venkatalakshamma and Padmabhushan Kalanidi Naryanan.

Guru B. Bhanumati's Most Popular Group Dance Feature Bharatanjali has seen over 700 shows in all major national dance festivals of India and several tours to the UK and USA for performances as well as cultural exchange programs.

She was conferred many awards, most notably the Rajyotsava award by Govt of Karnataka in 2001. She is actively involved in Academic research and was a member of text book committee on dance in Karnataka.She was also involved in the archival documentation on Dance gurus Dandayuthapani Pillai by Sruti Foundation Chennai.

She is the founder director Nritayakalamandiram in Bangalore.