Her moves, expressions, and the way she sways the sword holding a shield in her other hand in a sari is indeed amazing.
Kalaripayattu originated in Kerala and Meenakshi was first introduced to it by her father at the age of seven.
She still believes that there is a lot to learn. For the last 67 years, Meenakshi has devoted herself to this martial art form and today 150 students learn under her watchful eyes at her school Kadathanadan Kalari Sangam in her locality in Vatakara in Kerala.
It was to increase her flexibility in dance that Meenakshi took up this martial art form under the guidance of her guru V.P. Raghavan Gurukkal.