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Pt. Birju Maharaj

Direct descendant of Ishwari Parasadji ,Birju Maharaj also known as Brijmohan Maharaj was born on 4 Febuaru,1938 belongs to the Lucknow Kalka Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India.His father was his guru,Acchan Maharaj.Though he excels in dance he also has an excellent command over Hindustani classical music.He took Kathak to new heights by choreographing new Kathak dance dramas.He is also known as the founde of Kalashram. He has toured all around the world giving thousands of performance and has held thousands of workshops for kathak students.He remained head of the Bhartiya Kala Kendra after working along with his uncle,Shambu Maharaj  for several years until his retirement  in 1998 and he opened his own dance school named Kalashram also situated in Delhi.He has won many awards including the Padma vibhushan,Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Kalidas Samman and has also received Doctorate degrees from Banaras Hindu University.

Achievement

Pt. Birju Maharaj’s achievements include the Padma Vibhushan, which is the second highest civilian award in the country. At a mere age of 28, he was able to win the Sangeet Natak Academy Award. Andhra Ratna, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Nritya Vilas are only a few of many of the awards won by the living legend.

SKILLS

Dance forms
  • Kathak
Choreography Experience
Dance Experience
  • Advanced

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