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Komal Khushwani

  • Komal Khushwani , Kathak dancer , teacher and choreographer based in Delhi . She is senior disciple of renowned guru Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj ji , the elder son of Pt. Birju Maharaj ji . She has received professional training in Kathak for over 18+ years. She is graded from Dordarshan , Indian national television and an empanelled artist from SPIC MACAY ( Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth ) a voluntary youth movement which promotes intangible aspects of Indian cultural. Her journey into Kathak started at the age of 4 under renowned Guru Late Shm. Reva Vidhyarthi ji. Later She joined Kathak Kendra, national school of Kathak dance , Delhi and has been blessed to continue her training under guidance of eminent Gurus - Rani Khanam ji and Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj ji. A consistent scholar throughout her training years in Kendra, she has given Kathak recitals at various national and international dance festivals all over India. She holds Sangeet Prabhakar ( with distinction) from Prayaag Sangeet Samitti, Allahbad & Kathak Nipun (with distinction) from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow. She has completed Diploma (with distinction) from Kathak Kendra under renowned guru Rani Khanam ji and Diploma Honours in Kathak under guidance of Guru Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj ji from National School of Kathak Dance, Delhi. She has completed her Post graduation (with distinction) from Kathak Kendra with 1st position. She has also been awarded National scholarship from Kathak Kendra for her excellent performance for continuously 5 years (2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018) Some of her recent Kathak recitals include - • Deekshant Samaroh 2019 , Kathak Kendra • Navapallava, young dancer's festival , Bhubaneswar. • Sopan 2019, Delhi • 12th International Devadasi Festival, Puri • Vasant Utsav 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016. • Krishna Priya Mahotsava , Bhillai • Deekshant Samaroh 2017, Kathak Kendra, Delhi. • Navaras Festival 2018 , Delhi . • Special appearance at Miss & Mrs Gorgeous Divas of India 2018 , Delhi • Incredible India Festival 2018 , Delhi. And many more.. A Kathak dancer par excellence, Komal has been recipient of many prestigious awards - Devdasi Yuva Narthaki Mani Puraskar 2017 (Puri) , Nritya Kanak Prabha Samman 2017 (Kolkata), Best Dancer award by RCS fashion , Delhi. and many more . Besides being a performer, Komal is a very passionate teacher and she has been teaching Kathak for over 6 years. She has conducted various Kathak dance workshops all over India.