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Leena Malakar

Kathak dancer

Leena Malakar
   Biography

Leena Malakar is an accepted young performer in the region of Kathak Dance [jaipur gharana] and was born in Kathmandu, Nepal.  She got her initiation in Kathak during her school time under the tutel is an accomplished dancer back home. Under the promotion of The Govt. of Nepal she got India Council for Cultural Relation (I.C.C.R) scholarship to India. Here, she has learnt the essence of Kathak and traditional techniques under the guidance of Guru Nandini Singh at Sri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra – New Delhi, India. She has been selected for the artistes’ empanelment in ICCR (Indian council for cultural relation).

She fell in love with Kathak at very early age. Soon She realized that dance is her life. To Leena Kathak is the soul and her body relates to it, flows with it. This gives her so much of space within and all around.

*Awards of Leena Malkar Viz

•Honour with prestigious award Abhinav Kala Aamman, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) 2009

•Vysakhi Nrithyosav and honour with title Naatyasree 2009 Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh)

•International theatre and dance festival and honour with Nrutya-Shiromani 2009 Cuttack(Orrisa)

•Bharatotsava National dance festival  and honour with  Nrutya Shree Award 2009 Hubli (Karnataka)



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Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar - Kathak Dancer
Leena Malakar performing in concert
Leena Malakar performing in concert
Leena Malakar performing in concert
Leena Malakar performing in concert
Leena Malakar performing in concert
Leena Malakar performing in concert
   Career
Leena has been selected for the artistes’ empanelment in ICCR (Indian council for cultural relation).

Leena's first solo performance was in year 1997 at Regini Devi Desh Vedeshi Kalakar organized by Shayatya Kala Parisad.

She has received high applause in many festivals & concerts some of them are:-

•Humpy festival
•Vashant Panchami and Holi Utsav organized by Sriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.
•Hanuman Jayanti at mahuwa Gujarat.
•Sixth Asian film festival organized by Ossian.
•Sringarmani awarde at prestigious 45th Kal Kai Kalakar Mumbai.
•Haridas Sangeet samelaan Mumbai.
•Ardha Kumbha Mela 2006 in Allahabad.
•National Festival at Thanjvur, Nagapatnam, Thirunalla and Thriruvarur Sponsored by South Cultural Zone - Tamil Nadu.
•Haridas Sangeet Samellan at Vrindaban2007.
•Coimbatore (Polachi) organized by Tamizhisai Sangam.
•Nritya Utsav Mysore.
•Natyanjali Festival Thiruwarur, Kumbakonam and Chidambaram-2008.
•Pt. Durgalal Festival 2008, on the birthday of late Pt. Durga Lal JI.
•Vrindaban Mahotsav 2008.
•Natyanjali Perur organized by Rotary Club Perur   Coimbatore 2008
•Pallovautsav Mysore 2008 
•Baliyatra Festival organized by Ministry of Culture Cuttack Orissa 2008
•Delhi International arts festival 2008
•Basant Utsav organized by Abhinav Kala Parisad Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) 2009
•Performed at tata auditorium Bangalore 2009
•Performed at nimapara dance festival orrisa  organized by Konark Natya Mandap 2009
•Performed at pragjyoti national dance festival assam 2010 
•Performed at taj mahotsava 2010 taj mahal agra.
•Performed at dance and music festival at madhurai 2010.
•Performed at triveni kala sangam organized by minestry of culture 2010  
Tour Middle East organized by Indian council for cultural relation’s 2010
Performed at nriyautsav organized by bharatiya vidya bhawan coiambatore 2010
Performed at dance festival organized by ernakulam kala samiti Cochin [kerala] 2010
Tour srilanka organize by shriram shristi dance institute Colombo 2011
Performed at India international center 2011 organized by India international center 2011.
Part of dance production “stree rupa aparupa” and staged at bahratiya vidya bhawan Mumbai 2011
Recently performed at Spain 2011
Performed at haridas Sangeet sammelan Mumbai 2012
Performed at badakkunathan temple dance and music festival 2012 kerala.
Performed mahakaal Sangeet Utsav ujjain Madhya predesh 2012

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Leena Malakar presents Kathak recital

Leena has performed at many prestigious festivals in India. She has learnt the essence of Kathak [Jaipur gharana]. Leena has been selected for the artistes’ empanelment in ICCR
   Awards & Achievements
Leena has performed at many prestigious festivals in India and been honored with sringar Mani award by Sursansansad, Mumbai [kal kai kalakaar] 2006, Abhinav Kala Sanman, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) 2009,Vysakhi Nrithyosav and honour with title Naatyasree 2009 Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh),International theatre and dance festival and honour with Nrutya-Shiromani 2009 Cuttack(Orrisa)Bharatotsava & National dance festival and honour with Nrutya Shree Award 2009 Hubli (Karnataka).
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