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Zakir Hussain selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships in field of performing arts

The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts – tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, dancer Sonal Mansingh, dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami and Bharatnatyam exponent K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai – for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna awards. The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious ..

Narthaki Nataraj becomes first Indian transgender to be honoured with Padma Shri

Narthaki Nataraj, a renowned dancer from Tamil Nadu, has become the first Indian transgender to be honoured with Padma Shri, the third highest civilian award of India. She is a Bharatanatyam exponent and specialises in the Thanjavur-based Nayaki Bhava tradition. Born in the temple town of Madurai, Nataraj learned the art under Tanjore Shri K ..

Anindita Neogy Anaam recipient of 2019 National Nritya Shiromani Award

On January 2, US-based Kathak exponent Anindita Neogy Anaam has been honoured with the National Nritya Shiromani award for promoting the dance form across the world. The award was conferred on her in Cuttack at the 10th Cuttack Mahotsav : International Dance and Music festival in Odisha. The fest is organised by Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik ..

Ranee Ramaswamy- Appointed by US President as member of the prestigious National Council on the Arts

US President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian American to a key administration post, by announcing Ranee Ramaswamy (60), as a member of the prestigious National Council on the Arts.  Ms Ramaswamy has worked in Minnesota (US) for over 30 years, creating an awareness for Bharatanatyam dance in the United States.  She is the founder ..

Kalidas Samman 2009-10’ for Dr. N. Rajam, Saroja Vaidyanathan

Kalidas Samman for 2009-10 to be conferred on Celebrated violinist Dr. N. Rajam and distinguished Bharat Natayam danseuse Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan for their contribution the field of classical singing and classical dance respectively. The Kalidas Samman is an esteemed Arts Award awarded yearly by the Govt of Madhya Pradesh in India. The award named after ..