Shobanas Krishna - Dance Drama at Bengaluru

Shobanas Krishna - Dance Drama at Bengaluru

 

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Shobana's Krishna - Dance Drama at Chowdiah Memorial Hall A/c, Bengaluru:

 

Born as Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, Shobana is the most renowned danseuse in the country. An Indian film actress and a Bharatanatyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Shobana has acted in over 200 films in several languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English.

 

Born into a family of dancers, Shobana is the niece of the renowned Travancore sisters, Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini, which made the entry of this beautiful damsel in the world of dance an obvious occurrence.

 

Shobana received her training in  Bharatanatyam under prominent  dancers like Chitra Visweswaran and Padma Subrahmanyam. She has emerged as an independent performer and choreographer in her twenties and currently runs a dance school, Kalarpana, in Chennai.

 

Shobana was a lead actress in a number of southern Indian films during the 1980s and 1990s. She has worked with directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G Aravindan, K Balachander, AM Fazil, Mani Ratnam, Bharathan and Priyadarshan.

 

She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in the films Manichitrathazhu(1993) and Mitr, My Friend (2001). Consequent to the 1993 National Award, Shobana turned extremely selective about her films.

 

In 2006, the Indian Government honoured Shobana with the Padma Shri for her contributions towards the Indian classical dance.

 

Catch Her live in Bangalore as Shobana's Krishna - Dance Drama at Chowdiah Memorial Hall A/c, Bengaluru takes place on June 1, 2014, where the danseuse brings to life the epics of Krishna on stage.