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Bhadra Chowdhuryi, [Odissi dancer]

Bhadra Chowdhury born on 26th April, 1987 is an upcoming and dedicated Odissi dancer being trained under Guru Shri Suresh Kumar Khuntia at Nrutyarchana, Bhubaneswar for the last fifteen years. Shri Suresh Kumar Khuntia is the worthy disciple of internationally renowned Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir of Guru Deba Prasad Das Gharana.

With her esoteric footwork and bewitching histrionic propensities, Bhadra has performed on a wide spectrum of spiritual, classical and secular themes at various cultural platforms.She has received acclaims for her brilliant and lively portrayal of emotions. Needless to mention that “Abhinaya” is Bhadra’s forte. She was awarded the State Level Rajiv Gandhi Prativa Purashkar in 2006 and most recently the National Baisakhi Award, 2008 from Chinta O Chetana.

Presently she is continuing Bhaskar from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Bhadra is recipient of Junior Scholarship from Centre for Cultural Resources & Training, Dept. of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India and Senior Scholarship from Dept. of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India. She is a graded artist of the Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar.

Bhadra is invited by several government and non-government organizations to perform at state and national level programs.


  • India International Centre, New Delhi
  • CCRT Programme, Hyderabad
  • Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata
  • Sri Aurobinda Ashram, Pondicherry
  • A Religious Congregation , Cuttack
  • National Baisakhi Festival, Chinta O Chetana
  • National Barsha Festival, Chinta O Chetana
  • National Odissi Dance & Music Festival, BBSR
  • Kharvela Festival, Bhubaneswar
  • Puri Beach Festival, Puri
  • 4th Prabasi Oriya Dibas and Golden Jubilee of HSC Passouts , BBSR
  • Xavier’s Institute of Management,Bhubaneswar

Currently she is pursuing Integrated MCA at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Bhadra is the only daughter of Smt. Prativa Mohanty and Shri Bhabani Prasad Chowdhury.

Contact Details

C/80, Baramunda,
Housing Board Colony
Bhubaneswar- 751003, Odisha