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Shobhna Jha

Kathak Performer, Choreographer cum Trainer

Shobhna Jha is a kathak performer, choreographer cum trainer. Having had 18+ years of association with Kathak, Shobhna has performed in more than 11 countries worldwide, like- Germany, Sweden, Canada, Bahrain, Tunisia, Singapore, Turkey to name a few; and in prestigious festivals in India, like- Khajuraho, ?Kala Ghoda? festival, including multiple times at Rashtrapati Bhawan too. Being primarily trained under Guru Rajendra Gangani ji, she has attained Post Diploma degree (equivalently Masters) in Kathak with distinction from Kathak Kendra, NSD, New Delhi. At present she is successfully running a Kathak Studio with 2 centres in Gurugram, imparting kathak training to different age groups. Apart from Kathak, Shobhna is also a Gold Medallist in M.Sc. Economics from TERI School of Advanced Studies and a graduate in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She has academically worked with prestigious organizations like- UNESCO as Economics consultant, and other firms, in research, education fields pertaining to Economics.

Some of Shobhna’s significant achievements in Kathak and art field include:

  • Recipient of Matta Mohinder Kaur Memorial Women of Substance 2018 Award by
    Starex University, Haryana
  • DzKala Vikas Satkardz Award for imparting Kathak training, by Kala Vikas Parishat
  • Ministry of Culture, Government of India scholarship for continued excellence in Kathak
  • DzAtal Mithila Sammandz award by Skill India and Hind Post Media for art.
  • U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy 1st Prize award.