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Birju Maharaj
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Background information
Born(1938-02-04)February 4, 1938
Died{17 January and age
| birth_place = Handia, United Provinces, British India
| genre = Indian classical
| occupation = Dancer, composer, singer
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| years_active = 1951–present
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| website = birjumaharaj-kalashram.com
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Brijmohan Mishra, (4 February 1938- 16 January 2022), popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, was an exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He was a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, which includes his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. He also practises Hindustani classical music and is a vocalist.
After working along with his uncle, Shambhu Maharaj at Bhartiya Kala Kendra, later the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, he remained head of the latter, for several years, till his retirement in 1998 when he opened his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi.
Contents
1 Early life and background
2 Career
3 Awards and honours
3.1 Film Awards
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Early life and background
Birju Maharaj was born in the house of Kathak exponent, Jagannath Maharaj, popularly known as Acchan Maharaj of Lucknow Gharana, who served as court dancer in Raigarh princely state. Birju was trained by his uncles, Lachhu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj and his father, and he gave his first recital at the age of seven. On 20 May 1947, his father died when he was nine.
Career
Maharaj started teaching the dance form at the age of thirteen, at the Sangeet Bharti in New Delhi. He then taught at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra in Delhi, and at the Kathak Kendra (a unit of the Sangeet Natak Akademi) where he was Head of Faculty, and director, retiring in 1998 after which he opened his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi. He composed the music, and sang, for two dance sequences in the Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khilari, and choreographed the song Kaahe Chhed Mohe from the 2002 film version of novella Devdas.
Awards and honours
1964 - Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
1986 - Padma Vibhushan
1986 - Nritya Choodamani Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
1987 - Kalidas Samman
2002 - Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar
Honorary doctorate from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya
Honorary doctorate from Banaras Hindu University
Sangam Kala Award
Bharat Muni Sammaan
Andhra Ratna
Nritya Vilas Award
Adharshila Shikhar Samman
Soviet Land Nehru Award
National Nritya Shiromani Award
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
Film Awards
2012 - National Film Award for Best Choreography for Unnai Kaanaathu (Vishwaroopam)
2016 - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for Mohe Rang Do Laal (Bajirao Mastani)
See also
List of Kathak dancers
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