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Parshwanath Upadhye

Bharatnatyam dancer

Parshwanath Upadhye
   Biography

Parshwanath,a versatile Bharathanatyam dancer 'Natya Mayura' awardee Parshwanath Upadhye has carved out a niche for himself today, as one of the most sought out male Bharathanatyam dancers in the country.

Parshwanath, 8  national  awards winner and is one of the youngest to become  'A' grade artist of Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra.He is an empaneled artist of ICCR.

He has completed his Arangetram, Vidwath and  Alankaar Exams under the able guidance and tutelage of Guru Shri Ravindra Sharma.From 2002 onwards Parshwanath has continued his learning and exploring the art form under the tutelage of Internationally aclaimed dancer duo, Shri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt.Sandhya Kiran.

Parshwanath has worked with many reputed dance companies in India and abroad.He is a Black belt in Karate and state level swimmer and a trained carnatic singer,and holds a  masters  degree in Kannada Literature.

Currently along with his wife Shruti he choreographs , directs , produces and performs dance presentations nationally and internationally,runs dance workshops and classes under his dance school 'Upadhye School of Dance' at Bangalore.

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   Career

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010

Artistic Director, 

parshwanath upadhye school of arts,

Bangalore

2001- 02

Bharatanatyam Teacher

Shantala Nrityalaya, Bangalore(smt.Rekha hegade)

1996- 2000

Director and Bharatanatyam teacher

Sharada Sangeetha Nritya Academy, Belgaum

1996- 2000

Teaching and Choreography

Indradhanush organization for children, Belgaum


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

“Natya Mayura”

Gangubhai Hangal trust

HRD and CCRT scholarship

Government of India

ARSHA KALA CHOODAMANI 2012

Swami Dayananda Saraswati , at NJ USA

“Uttama Kalakar”

Mahamastakabhiskaka committee, Shrvanabelagola

“Nritta Nipuna”

Belli Gejje, Bangalore

“Arihant Puraskar”, “Jain Rashtragourav”

Jain Parishath, Kolkata, and Karnataka




PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Parshwanath has toured and performed bharatanatyam extensively in and around India.

From 2008, Parshwanath has been working with various dance companies as free lance dancer and also as a solo dancer , and has established himself as one of the most sought after bharathanatyam male dancer in the country.

He was a proud member of the group 'Sampradaya' a Canadian based Indian dance company's United Kingdom's and Indian tour,year 2008.

Follwing year he toured UK again along with Abhinava dance company and performed at various prestigious platforms under the banner of Milap Fest-UK.

year 2010 summer, Parshwanath was part of 'Rangoli'  a Los Angeles, USA based dance company's two months long 25th anniversary celebration,at LA California,headed by Smt.Malathi Iyangar.

2011 Parshwanath Along with Shruti has toured China.

2012 Parshwanath was part of Shobhana Jeising dance company's (Londoan UK) 25th year celebrations.

  2009-Duet performances with Rukmini Vijaykumar 

   Samskrit festival, Bangalore,Kinkini festival,Bangalore,Natyanjalis, at shiva temples through out Tamil Nadu,maharastra Bizz,Dubai,Manav Sangrahalay, Bhopal,Festival,Allaudhin Khan           Samaroh Maihar , MP,Delhi Habitat center ,New Delhi,Ikkeri Festival,Karnataka. 

2008 to 2012 Solo recitals

Natarajotsava, Mysore,India, Narthaka Festival Chennai,India, Narthaka Festival Kaula Lampur Malaysia, "Brahmotsava" ISKON Bangalore India, Beijing and Shanghai, China  

 Parshwanath's solo recitals as a part of Narthaka Festival-2012, held at Kuala Lampur Malaysia was appreciated with admirations from the legendary gurus and art critics.

other performances

2009

Abhinava dance company, Bangalore

 

“Kathakitathom”

Salisbury International Arts festival

Shows conducted by MILAPFEST at Liverpool, Huddersfield, Lester ,

London and Manchester.

 

Raadha Kalpa Dance company

“Megham”

Chowdiah memorial, Rotary International, Bangalore

 

Solo Bharatanatyam

Rotary International, Bangalore

 

Abhinava dance company

Bangalore international Arts festival

2008

Sampradaya dance company, Canada

“Vivarta”  and  “Cricket”

LondonManchester, Birmingham- MILAP festival

 

India Habitat Center, New Delhi

Ravindra Bhavan, Kolkata

Sangeet Natak Sabha, Chennai

Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad

Chowdiah memorial hall, Bangalore

2008 and 2007 

Solo Bharatanatyam

 Indo French Cultural Meet, Nasik and Pune


Solo Bharatanatyam

Ravindra Bhavan,Kolkata All India youth cultural meet

2009 to 2012 

Solo Bharatanatyam recitals

 

Natarajotsava, Mysore,India

Narthaka Festival Chennai,India

Narthaka Festival Kaula Lampur Malaysia

"Brahmotsava" ISKON Bangalore India

Beijing and Shanghai, China  


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Bharatnatyam recital by Parshwanath Upadhye

A versatile Bharathanatyam dancer 'Natya Mayura' awardee Parshwanath Upadhye has carved out a niche for himself today, as one of the most sought out male Bharathanatyam dancers in the country. Currently along with his wife Shruti he choreographs , directs , produces and performs dance presentations nationally and internationally,
   Awards & Achievements

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

“Natya Mayura”

Gangubhai Hangal trust

HRD and CCRT scholarship

Government of India

ARSHA KALA CHOODAMANI 2012

Swami Dayananda Saraswati , at NJ USA

“Uttama Kalakar”

Mahamastakabhiskaka committee, Shrvanabelagola

“Nritta Nipuna”

Belli Gejje, Bangalore

“Arihant Puraskar”, “Jain Rashtragourav”

Jain Parishath, Kolkata, and Karnataka

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