Kathak Bio

Shruti was initiated into dancing at a very early age in its folk-art form. She is the first disciple of the renowned danseuse, Shovana Narayan, having trained under her since 1974.

Shruti made an impressive debut as a soloist in 1982 and since then has been performing regularly as a soloist as well as in group compositions, in various parts of India. She has also danced a number of times on television and at important conventions and conferences. She performed as a leading Kathak Soloist under the auspices of the ITDC in Amsterdam, Holland and the Middle-East.

Shruti has always been tremendously interested in choreographic compositions. After assisting her Guru in various compositions over the last few years, Shruti ‘s individual choreography now endows the traditional character of Kathak, with a freshness and innovation rarely seen.

Shruti combines a rare delicacy and charm with a surprising strength and tenacity, that brings alive both the ‘bhava’ and `tayyari’ aspects of this dance form. Her lithe movements and her supple effortless grace, have earned her tremendous acclaim from critics, connoisseurs and viewers alike. What finally emerges from her dance and from her choreographic compositions is her own sheer joy of life, and in life.