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Richa Gupta [Kathak Exponent]

Learned under Guru - Shishya Parampara. Trained under the tutelage of Guru Ghanshyam Gangani from the age of 5 and learned the nuances of Jaipur Gharana. Now a days trained by her Guru-Bhai Manoj Gangani who is the disciple of Guru Geetanjali Lal and Guru Rajender Gangani.

Special training by Guru Geetanjali Lal (Kathak Kendre) Pt. Birju Maharaj (Kala Ashram) and Neelima Devi (Centre for Indian Classical Dance U.K.)

Qualification

B.A. Prabhakar in Kathak Dance from 'Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahbad'

Msc. In Finance from London University

Bhav and Abhinay. Sincere command on Lay and Tal. Tremendous control of rhythm.

Major Performances

Performing from the last 15years on various stages and venues nationally and internationally.

  • 21st, Pollachi Kathak Dance festival, Pollachi, Tamilnadu. (Aug, 2006)
  • 21st Shrawani Mahoutsav organized by Tara Sangeet Parishad Patna and Richa Nritya & Kala Society New Delhi (July 2006)
  • Hariyali Teej utsav organized by Poorva Sankritik Kendra & Richa Nritya & Kala Society New Delhi. (July 2006, New Delhi)
  • 'Kathanak-thestoryteller..' Organized by Richa Nritya & Kala Society (New Delhi March 2006)
  • Vaipanchee festival of Pt. Bal Murliji (Chennai Dec 2005)
  • Shivali festival (Sep 2005 Mumbai)
  • Kathak Mahoutsav (Mar 2005 Baroda)
  • Special performance in Chandigarh (Feb, 2005 Pracheen Kala Kendre)
  • Jamasthami Mahoutsav (2005 Isckon Temple New Delhi every year)
  • Navratri Mahoutsav (2005 Chatarpur Mandir (every year) & Santoshi Mata Mandir, New Delhi)
  • Guest artist to inspire budding artists by Pioneer Hobby center (2005 New Delhi)
  • Guest artist to inspire budding artists by Hare Krishna kala kendre (Aug, 2005 Gurgaon)
  • Basant utsav and many more in 2004 New Delhi.
  • Indian Classical Dance Show (2002 & 2003 Leicester, UK)
  • Queen's Silver Jubilee Celebrations U.K (2001)

Awards & Appreciations

  • Won 1st prize in all U.P. dance competition held in Meerut in the year 1986.
  • Nrtiya Shromani title by Shivali Cultural Society
  • Raag Shree Sangeet Saurav Samman by Raag Shree Kala Kendre.
  • Invited by Delhi Doordarshan in evening chat Live show as celebrity young achiever.
  • Called by FM Rainbow 102.60 in Kalakar Kaise Kaise (twice) as celebrity artist.
  • Called by many organizations as chief guest and honored by them.
  • A certified examiner for Pracheen Kala kendre (Chandigarh).
  • Running a dance institute by the name of Richa Nritya Kala Institute headed by her mother Rupa Gupta.
  • Also is the secretary of Richa Nritya & Kala Society, which works for the promotion of art & artists.

Accompanying artists

Vocal: Pt. Jwala Prasadji, Guru Ghanshyam Ganganiji, Tabla: Fateh Singh Ganganiji, Sitar: Khalid Mustaffa, Saragi: Kamal Ahmed, Padant: Manoj Gangani

Contact Details

House No.1
Hemkunt Colony
Opp. Park Royal Hotel
New Delhi
Phone: 011-26428908 M: (0) 9810083273

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