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Protima Bedi (Hindi:प्रोतिमा बेदी)

Protima-Bedi

Protima Bedi (Hindi:प्रोतिमा बेदी)best remembered as a classical Indian dancer, was equally popular as a ramp model of the 1970s fashion diasporas in India. In fact she was one of the most popular celebrity faces in the world of fashion and dance in the country. However it was negative criticism that Protima Bedi had to […]

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Yamini Krishnamurthy

Yamini Krishnamurthy

Yamini Krishnamurthy Born in the year 1940 to a Telugu family at Chidambaram in Tamilnadu, Yamini Krishnamurthy is an eminent Bharatnatyam dancer, who has swayed the entire country with her fabulous dance performance. She is also well known for her Kuchipudi dance style. When she was five years old, she started learning Bharatnatyam dance from […]

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Sonal Mansingh

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Birth Name: Sonal Pakvasa Born: 30th April, 1944, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Career: Indian Classical Dancer and choreographer of Odissi dancing style. Early Life Born to Arvind and Poornima Pakvasa, a noted social worker from Gujarat and Padma Bhushan winner in 2004, Sonal was the grand daughter of Mangal Das Pakvasa, a freedom fighter, and one […]

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Padma Subramaniam

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Born On: 4th February, 1943 Born In: Madras, India Career: Bharatanatyam Dancer Nationality: Indian Dr. Padma Subramaniam (born: 4th February, 1943) is a legendary classical dancer who specialized in the form of Bharatanatyam, well known for displaying her talents. A dancer, music composer, choreographer, teacher, writer, and researcher, Padma has indeed managed to do justice […]

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Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran Career: Bharatnatyam dancer Nationality: Indian Chitra Visweswaran is amongst the leading classical dancers of India. Apart from being a marvelous dancer, she is a brilliant choreographer and an amazing teacher. She started her own dance institution with the help of her husband R. Viswesaran, called ‘Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts’ in Chennai, in […]

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Anita Ratnam

Anita Ratnam

Anita Ratnam Born On: May 21, 1954 Born In: Chennai Career: Classical Dancer and Choreographer Nationality: Indian Anita Ratnam is one of India’s most famous classical dancer and choreographer. In addition to mastering the Bharatnatyam art form, Ratnam has also gained proficiency in Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Tai Chi and Kalarippayattu. This has lead to her creation […]

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Rukmini Devi Arundale

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Rukmini Devi Arundale Born: February 29, 1904 Passed Away: February 24, 1986 Contributions Rukmini Devi Arundale was a reputed dancer and choreographer of Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance form. Her charismatic personality and contribution to the renaissance of Indian Classical music attained her niche in the arena of Indian culture. It is believed that Rukmini […]

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Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj Date of Birth : Feb 4, 1937 Place of Birth : India Pandit Birju Maharaj, internationally renowned Kathak dancer, was born on 4th February 1937 in an illustrious family of dance masters of the Lucknow gharana. Birju gave Kathak Dance a new dimension by developing his own unique style and popularised this classical […]

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K.J. Sarasa

K.J. Sarasa

K.J. Sarasa Revered dance guru K.J. Sarasa, who devoted her life to deep engagement with Bharatanatyam, passed away in Chennai on Monday following a brief illness. She was 78. She is survived by her sisters and their families. A precious torch-bearer of the famed Vazhuvoor bani of Bharatanatyam, Ms. Sarasa has the rare distinction of […]

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