Kala Kshiti, based in Basavanagudi is headed by Prof. M.R. Krishna Murthy, was started in 1991. Prof. Murthy is the disciple of Guru Rukmini Devi Arundale, one of the most important Bharatanatyam dancers of the 20th century. The school has, along with Prof. Murthy, 6-7 teachers who are trained by him for almost 15 years. They take in only girl students as their motto is to promote this form of dance among girls.
At Kala Kshiti, the students are also thought about various costumes and make up. The entire course is stretched over six years.