Credentials of Sakshi

  Education

· Masters in Kathak Dance from the University of Khairagarh, India,2012.

· Bachelors in Mathematics (Hons), Jesus & Mary College(JMC),DU, India,2007.

· Diploma in Business Administration 

(MBA) from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning ,Pune, India,2010.

· 2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Kathak , 2010-2012 from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi learnt under Guru Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj of Lucknow gharana (S/o  Pt. Birju Maharaj).

· 3 years Honours in Kathak, 2007-2010, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi

· 2 year Diploma (Pass) 2005-07, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi

· Have sound knowledge of Yoga, Pakhawaj- instrument played with Kathak(topper in Kathak Kendra of Pakhawaj,2012) and harmonium.  


Awards and Recognition

· Have been awarded ‘Girnar Ratna Award’ in India,2015.

· Topper of Kathak Kendra, National  Institute of Kathak dance, New Delhi, 2012

· Recipient of the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture,       Government of India,        2010-2012.

· Graded Artist of Doordarshan- A national TV channel of India, 2015.


List of performances

In Bishkek

Solo

Yoga Day,June,2018

Festival of Indian Dance & Music,April,2018

Republic Day,Jan2018

TV performance with HTC channel, April,2018

ITEC Day,Dec 2017

Independence Day,Aug 2017

Bollywood Night in Bishkek,July,2017.

· Performed and taught more than 100 children for a 10 day camp with Balajan School in Issyk-kul, July 2017

· Yoga Day-Karman Dajak, July,2017

· International Night by Cambridge School, Bishkek, April,2017

· Nooroz, March,2017

· Republic Day, January,2017

· TV interview with Sanat TV channel, December,2016

· Lecture demonstrations in-Bishkek Choreographic School, Shubin School of Music, Indian Women’s Association meet-Nov 2016 

· Road Show-Hotel Frunze,Oct 2016

· TV performance with HTC channel,Oct 2016 

· ITEC day-National Kyrgyz Library, Sep 2016

· Oimo festival-Karman Dajak, August 2016

· Yoga Day-Karman Dajak, June 2016

· Launch of the book ‘Autobiography of MK Gandhi’-Bishkek Humanities University, June, 2016

· TV interview with Sanat TV, June 2016

· Culture of India in Hotel Jannat, May,2016

· Opening of Ayush Centre, Embassy of India, April,2016

· Nooroz- April,2016

· Opening of Cara Balta India Study Centre, March 2016


· Her students in Bishkek have performed in many festivals in and around Kyrgyzstan.


In India

· Performed for U.S president Mr. Barack Obama in Rashtrapati Bhawan on 25th Jan,2015. 

· Also a kathak solo piece in a movie 'One by Two' released on 30th Jan,2014.

· Kathak dance in a movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’ choreographed by Pt. Birju Maharaj, released in 2015.

· Kathak in short film ‘Darbadar’, nominated for best film in MAMI festival.

· Took SPIC MACAY workshop held at Kota, 2015. 

· PANCHTATVA festival, Bhavans, Mumbai ,2015 

· Bhavans cultural centre, Mumbai, 2015 

· Kinkini festival, Ravindra Natya Mandir,Mumbai,2015

· YWCA, Mumbai,2014

· Nalanda Dance festival, Mumbai, Ravindra Natya Mandir,2014. 

· Raindrops festival,Mumbai,Ravindra Natya Mandir,2013 

· Convocation Day, Kathak kendra, Kamani audi, 2012 

· At Triveni Kala Sangam organized by Kathak Kendra, 2012 

· Bihar utsav, Jaipur, 2012 

· Masroor festival. Himachal Pradesh, 2011 

· Triveni Kala Sangam organized by Kathak Kendra, 2010. 

· ‘NRITYARCHANA’, 2009 in PSK Auditorium, New Delhi 

· ‘Pravah festival’, 2009, Kerela 

· Kathak Mahotsava, 2010-12 

· Nishagandhi festival, 2012 

· ‘Holi’ at IHC by Kathak Kendra, 2012. 

· Dhauli Festival, 2011 

· Commonwealth games held by Sangeet Natak Academy. 

· Birju Maharaj Parampara held at Kamani auditorium, 2011. 

· A musical ballet ‘ The story of Ram and Sita’ held at Kamani audi 

· Kathak Kendra’s Repertory for ballet ‘Chitrangadha’ under Guru Smt. 

· Geetanjali Lal, 2011. 

· Convocation day, 2010 of Kathak Kendra at Kamani auditorium under 

· guru Smt. Nandini Singh Ji. 

· ‘Riturang ’, 2010 festival, Aurangabad. 

· ‘Shanti-3’-Parichay’s foundation held at Russian Culture Centre, New Delhi, Jan 2009. 

· Play ‘Karna’ held at Pravisya Bhartiya Diwas, Chennai, 2009 

· Taj Utsav, Ajmer, 2008. 

· Natya Ballet Centre’s production ‘HOPE’, LTG audi, New Delhi, 2008 

· Maharaas by Guru Uma Sharma, New Delhi. 

· ‘Krishna Leela’ held at Kamani & Sai Auditorium, a production of 

· Natya Ballet Centre Delhi. 

· Festival of classical dance, Aligarh 

· Festival of Dance & Music, Kolkatta 

· Took workshop for Miranda House College in Anukriti, 2012 

· Won 1st best prize in Kathak from Akhil Bhartiya Sanskrutik Sangh, Pune.


As an actor

· Worked in T.V serials like Crime Patrol for Sony T.V, Ramayana for ZEE T.V, Shapath for LIFE OK etc. and as a theatre artist with groups like Theatre Arpana, Gillo , Tamaasha theatre and plays like Mr. Jeejeeboy and the birds, Hibakusha, Ek Aur Aam Kahani, Karna-The generous warrior , Aas ke panchhi as a lead actor.

· Short film-‘Pandrawi’ –winner of Audience choice award in 48 hour film project,Mumbai.


ABROAD 

•Performed in ‘Splendors of India’ held in Spain (Bilbao). 

•’Culture of India’ -Bhutan