The art of dance finds the one who loves it...
...and the same happened with Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa, who was initiated into dance at the age of 3. Starting her first training in Rabindra Nritya as her first love, in the later age she added the feather of pride on her cap by inheriting the art of Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Nazrul Nritya. Later it was the emotive nature of Mohiniyattam that caught her imagination. Kerala Kalamandalam was her next stop.
Academic Qualifications, Gurus & Training
2000 - 2004
Guru Manisha Bhattacharya
T Shankara Narayanan
(Principal, Sangeet Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Shantiniketan)
Guru Kalamandalam Pushpalata
2004 - 2007
Guru Kalamandalam Rajalekshmi
2002 - 2006
Diploma in Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam
From Kerala Kalamandalam deemed University, under Gurus
- Kalamandalam Padmini
- Kalamandalam Leelamma
- Kalamandalam Hymavathi
- Kalamandalam Pushpalata
- Kalamandalam Rajalekshmi
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa has also undergone training in Drama & Recitation under Guru Itusree Mahanta. She has undergone training in Martial Arts, Folk & Creative Dance from 1995 - 2000.
Awards & Recognition
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa is a graded artist of Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata. She has been recognised for her successful and unique non-stop (26 hrs) performance in 2012, in Rabindrabharati, Hyderabad, on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. She is a National Scholarship awardee from Government of India, to pursue higher education in Mohiniyattam (2002-04) and Kuchipudi (2005-07).
She was also awarded the best Durga title by Star Ananda Satellite Channel in 2010. She was awarded the Best Young talent in 2003, in Doverlane Music & Dance Competition, Kolkata. In 2002, she was selected for Bangla Addithiya, West Bengal best dancer awards, instituted by Shalimar Anand Bazar.
Achievements & Performances
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa has performed for several prestigious platforms both at home and abroad...