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Prathibha Prahlad

Prathibha Prahlad is an acclaimed Bharata Natyam dancer whose multi-faceted personality reflects in the exemplary work she continues to do in the arts field. She is a performer, educator, choreographer, arts administrator, author and a cultural visionary.Her contribution to the arts field goes much beyond her own trail-blazing dance career of over 40 years, which has taken her to prestigious platforms all over the world.

Prathibha Prahlad is the recipient of numerous awards and titles. The Govt. of India has honored her with the PADMASHRI (2016) in recognition of her yeoman service to the arts. She is the youngest recipient of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for dance (2001). She has also received the Karnataka State Government Award (2001), Sangeet Nritya Academy Award of Karnataka (1997). The Delhi International Arts Festival, the most famous and the largest Arts Festival in India, of which she is the Founder Festival Director, is a known Brand internationally because of Prathibha's vision.




Sangeet Natak Akademi Award - presented by the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi for Bharatanatyam, 2001. 'Karnataka Rajyotsava Award'- presented by the Karnataka State Government, 2001. 'Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award' - presented by All-India National Unity Conference, New Delhi, 2001.


Performances around the world

Prathibha Prahlad has had the honour of performing for the United Nations in Bangkok in 1989 and in New York in 1995. She had the distinction of being the only Indian dancer invited to perform in the Manila International Dance Festival, Philippines in 1991, the Okayama International Dance Festival, Japan in 1993.


In the spotlight

Prathibha Prahlad is a celebrated Indian Bharatanatyam dancer whose multi- faceted personality reflects in the outstanding work she continues to do in the arts field. Her contribution goes much beyond her own trail-blazing dance career which has taken her to prestigious platforms all over the world.



Smt. Prahlad has served extensively on several Government Committees on culture and worked for the propagation of Indian performing arts. She was the convener of the Culture Committee of the Commonwealth Games 2010,Closing Ceremony of the Games.


Key initiatives

The Prasiddha Foundation was established in 1991 with the purpose of fostering love and appreciation for all forms of art and to work through the medium of arts for the promotion of national and international cultural contact. Many high profile festivals that have been organised by Prasiddha Foundation.


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