Belthangadi: Sushmita Rao has topped the Bharatanatyam Vidwat examination 2022-23 with 75.8% marks. SHe is a disciple of Guru Vidwan Sumangala Ratnakara Rao of Urva Natyaradhana Kala Kendra, Mangalore
She is a B.A from Suratkal. Narayana and B. Sulochana’s daughter. Manu M. Rao’s wife and of Ujira. Daughter-in-law of Mohan Kedilaya and Saroj Kedilaya, working as a project manager in a reputed IT company in Bangalore.