World Dance Day Five actresses who are trained in Indian Classical Dance
It’s World Dance Day today, and while we believe everybody can dance, there are a few among us who go an extra mile for their love of dance. We five actresses who learnt classical Indian dances in their childhood, and still follow their passion, though may be not in the films they do!
Richa Chadha – Kathak
Always an honest appreciator of any kind of art form, Richa Chadha is quite well versed in Kathak. Richa was formally trained in the classical dance form of Kathak as a child but had to discontinue it due to her board exams. However, she resumed her practice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi, which demanded her to be quiet at Kathak.
Taapsee Pannu – Bharatanatyam
We have not seen her dance much on the big screen. Tapsee Pannu is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. When she was in fourth standard, she was introduced to this dance form. She too took it up seriously and won several awards at college and university level.
Rani Mukerji – Odissi
If you have seen Rani Mukerji perform live on stage, then it is a sight to behold. The actress took it seriously when she was in her 10th grade. The actress has performed during various live shows and award functions. She has even expressed the desire to make a film where her Odissi dancing skills are highlighted.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas – Kathak
Who knew Priyanka Chopra Jonas, now a global icon, could have a hidden talent of knowing Indian classical dance? Now we know where her graceful dance movements come from. It has also been revealed that she used to dance so gracefully that her guruji used to give compliments.
Kriti Sanon – Kathak
Kriti is also a trained Kathak dancer and has been learning the dance form since she was eight. You can get a glimpse of her classical form in the song Mard Maratha from Panipat. Kriti is known to be a graceful dancer, and her love dance can be seen while she performs.