Lalita Sairam Iyer started learning dance at the age of 5 in Kolkata. She learnt the Bharatnatyam dance form from Guru T.P. Kuppaiya Pillai and Kathak from Guruji Nrityaraj Hiralal. Her arrangetrum was at the age of 9 in Kolkata. Since then she has been performing in various cities in India. Her passion for dance saw her perform in many competitions and earned her the title of "Sputnik" by the well known "Shri Kalidas Nag".