An artiste of rare individuality, trained in Guru Shishya tradition by great stalwarts Guru Acharya Parvatikumar of Bombay and Late Guru K.P.Kittappa of Tanjore, Dr. Sucheta is acclaimed as one of the finest exponents of Bharata Natyam today.   

Dr. Sucheta has made a substantial contribution as a dancer, teacher, researcher and a choreographer over her career span of over 40 years.  Known for the purity of technique as well as innovation, Dr. Sucheta’s performances are full of grace, perfection in pure dance, subtlety in Abhinaya or the expressional dance, lucid explanations and lilting music.  She has made dedicated and consistent efforts to create knowledgeable audiences for Bharata Natyam in Maharashtra through her lecture demonstrations.  Dr. Sucheta has made a valuable contribution to Bharata Natyam repertoire through her research and presentation of the unknown Marathi compositions of the Tanjore Maratha rulers "Shahaji and Sarfoji Bhosale".

She has  given innumerable performances all over India for various dance and music festivals as well known organizations, such as Khajuraho Festival, Ellora Festival, Sharadotsava festival, Pongal Festival in Chennai, Kalidas Utsava, Dharanikotsava, Ganga Mahotsav  in Varanasi, the National Center for Performing Arts, The Shanmukhananda Sabha , Chembur fine Arts , Tamil Sangham, Bhulabhai Institute, Sangeet Natak Academy, India International Center, Kala Academy in Goa, Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha , Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Narada Gana Sabha, Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta, World Marathi Congress in Hyderabad and many more.

She has extensively traveled internationally and performed in Kenya, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Her delicate style and subtle Abhinaya has been greatly appreciated by the International audience. 

Dr. Sucheta has a special distinction of having performed in a number of towns and cities of Maharashtra like Satara , Nagar , Sangli , Miraj , Kolhapur , Latur , Aurangabad , Solapur , Nashik , Badlapur , Jalgaon , Nanded , Buldhana----the list is endless.  These performances with explanations in Marathi have greatly helped in introducing and popularizing Bharata Natyam classical among the music loving audiences of Maharashtra.

A top-grade artiste of Doordarshan (Indian Television), Dr. Sucheta has written and presented special Marathi programs on various themes like inter-relationship of Arts and Nayika through performing arts as well as a popular series to introduce classical dance to children.

A bachelor of Applied Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Bombay, she was awarded a Ph.D. (Sangitacharya) for her analytical work Nritya Ganga.  She has received guidance great musicians like late Dr.Vasantrao Deshpande , Dr.Prabha Atre , late Shri. Madhukar Khadilkar, late Pt. Arjun shejwal as well as husband late Dr. Vijaykumar Chapekar. 

She has been a recipient of 'Maharashtra Gaurav' award for excellence in the field of dance.  A title 'Nritya Vilas' was conferred by the Sur Singar Sansad.  She is a recipient of 'S.L.Gadre' award presented by Maharashtra Seva Sangh, the 'Mahila-Jeevan Gourav' award (Life time achievement award) by Stree Vimochan Trust and also received 'Pune's Pride Award' award by the Mayor or Pune.  In year, 2008 she was awarded the prestigious 'Sangeet Natak Academy Award' which was presented by the honorable President Smt. Pratibhatai Patil.

With an urge to share her knowledge, to systematize and expand this activity of dance training, Kalavardhini Charitable Trust with the motto of “Art for art, Art for self and Art for life” was founded in 1988, with over thirty locations all over Maharashtra and Goa .

Nritya Ganga, is Dr. Sucheta’s brain child.  Nritya Ganga has certainly added a new dimension to Bharata Natyam and has made it more enjoyable for the lay as well as the discerning audiences, without compromising on its highly artistic values.  Maharashtra has been a cultural bridge between north and south.  Sucheta feels, by creating Nritya Ganga, as an INDIAN classical dance style, she has built this bridge through dance!  Now,  three generations have been dancing this style and more and more students are learning it combined with the fact that audiences ,including those in Southern states are enjoying it with involvement ,one can definitely say with that a sister style of Bharata Natyam is born.