Author: piyali

At the tender age of four years, Rahul Acharya started learning Odissi dance from illustrious guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir. This child prodigy was born on 7th December in the... Read More

Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair is one of the senior performers of the Kathakali form of dance. This dance personality is known for his poise and precise body movements and it is... Read More

Smitha Rajan was born in the year 1969. She is one of the popular Mohiniattam Dancers from Kerala. She is the granddaughter of Shri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty... Read More

Kathak Kendra is reckoned as one of the leading training institutions in Kathak dance in the country. The Sangeet Natak Akademi established this Kendra in 1964 and the Kendra started... Read More

Jhora is one of the famous folk dances of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is basically a dance form which is performed by the people belonging to both the high... Read More

Sujata Mohapatra has been regarded as the appropriated prototype of 'beauty and poise'. She was inducted to this art form in her childhood. Since her childhood she has shown an... Read More

Pandit Shambhu Maharaj, whose actual name is Shambhunath Mishra, was born in the city of Lucknow. He was the youngest child of his father, Kalka Prasad Maharaj. He received his... Read More

This dance is related to rain and the objective is very different. The cultivation of food crops is an important means of living in India hence the rain is the... Read More

The folk dances of Goa bear a tradition of thousands of years, characterized by innumerable forms performed by and reflecting lifestyles, cultures and aspirations of different strata, religions and castes... Read More

Fire dance is one of the unique dances performed in the desert region of Rajasthan state of India. This dance is the marvelous example of the Jasnathis of Bikaner and... Read More