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Richa Jain

Light vocalist, Kathak dancer, choreographer

Richa Jain
   Biography
A dedicated young Kathak dancer, Richa Jain started her formal training in Kathak at the tender age of 3 years, under the guidance of her parents; Kathak exponents Guru Shri. Ravi Jain (Disciple of Padmashree Shambhu Maharaj, Lucknow gharana and Alaknanda Devi of Benaras gharana) and Guru Smt. Nalini Jain (Disciple of Guru Sunder Prasad ji and Guru Kundan Lal Gangani, Jaipur Gharana). Because of her extensive training under her parents , Richa’s Kathak performances are a perfect blend of the lucknow , Jaipur and Benaras gharanas (Styles) of Kathak. She also received her initial vocal music training from Shri Ajit Kumar Mishra and later groomed in Hindustani classical music under the guidance of renowned Guru and exponent Shri A.Maheshwar Rao of the Gwalior Gharana.

Because of her training in Kathak and Hindustani classical vocal music, Richa has the unique feature of Dancing and singing simultaneously. She is one of the few dancers who exhibits this rare quality of dancing and singing simultaneously while presenting Abhinaya( Expressions) on Thumri, dadra, ghazals , geet etc.

Richa Jain has also been awarded the title of ‘Singarmani ‘ by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 2009. She has been a part of various dance workshops and has conducted lecture demonstrations. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer under her guru for various productions and telefilms. After graduating in commerce from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, Richa holds a Post-graduate Degree in commerce. She has also completed her Master’s in Kathak Dance and her Master’s in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

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Kathak Dancer Richa Jain being interviewed on the show "Good Even:http:  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MPEPaYQAtU

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Richa Jain Performing At India International Centre New Delhi.
Richa Jain Performing At India International Centre New Delhi.
Richa Jain a Kathk dancer.
Richa Jain a Kathk dancer.
Richa Jain.
Richa Jain.
Richa Jain performing thumri.
Richa Jain performing thumri.
Richa Jain
Richa Jain
Richa Jain performing - Tere Ishq Nachaya By Kala Kunj.
Richa Jain performing - Tere Ishq Nachaya By Kala Kunj.
   Career
Besides being an A grade artist of Doordarshan Kendra and a graded artist of All India Radio in light music, Richa is an Empanelled Artist of the ICCR Richa has given performances on stage and television, notable among which are National program of Dance (Doordarshan) , performances at the ‘ Kathak Utsav’, organized by Sangeet Natak Academy at Vadodara, 2008 , N.C.P.A at Mumbai 2009, Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai 2009,Haridas sammelan 2011 , Mumbai, India International Centre, 2006, 2008, 2011,2012 New Delhi , India Habitat Centre, 2008, 2009 , 2010 and 2011, New Delhi, Pracheen kala Kendra at Chandigarh, 2009 , Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow, 2010 , IGRMS, , Bhopal 2010, Rukmani Devi Arundale Festival, 2010 New Delhi, Delhi International Arts Festival, New Delhi 2009, Jash –e-Faiz , Jammu, 2011, Rashtriya kathak sansthan, 2009 and 2012 , ICCR – Horizon series 2012 and many more.

She has been a part of various dance workshops and has conducted lecture demonstrations. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer under her guru for various productions and telefilms.

Richa Jain has given various performances in India and abroad of kathak dance , Lecture demonstrations; and even performed in various festivals :

*  1st, May, 2013, Lecture Demonstration for a foreign delegation at Azad bhavan, ITO New Delhi, Organised by ICCR.
*  10th April, 2013 HCL Series at India Habitat Centre and Navratra Festival on 16th March, 2013 in Performances.
*  Brahmahotsav, Hyderabad, 22nd February, 2013.
*  Hyderabad Doordarshan , Recording , 24th February, 2013.
*  Indradhanush Dilli Festival 2013, Azad Bhavan, New Delhi , 13th January, 2013.
*  ICCR, performed for a delegation of South America and Africa, 2013.
*  Guru Babu lal Patni Samaroh, Jaipur, 1st December, 2012.
*  ICCR, Horizon Series , 5th October, 2012.
*  Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan , Lucknow, 21st September, 2012.
*  Doordarshan Kendra, National Programme of Dance , telecasted on 29th March, 2012.
*  Navratra Festival , April 2012.
*  India International Centre, 24th May, 2012.
*  India International Centre, Samman Samaroh, May, 2011.
*  ICCR, for a delegation of Journalists from Pakistan, June , 2011.
*  ICCR, for a delegation of journalists from china , August, 2011.
*  Kriti, an N.G.O , Performance at India Habitat Centre, October, 2011.
*  Jashn –e- Faiz, at Jammu, to strength the ties of India and Pakistan, December, 2011.
*  India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March, 2011, Performed for Conference of Architects from Japan.
*  Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan, Lucknow, June , 2010.
*  Delhi Sangeet Sankalp , August, 2010.
*  Navratra Festival , September, 2010.
*  Swami Haridas Sammelan , January, 2011.
*  Navratra Festival , April, 2011.
*  Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, ( IGRMS), Bhopal , February,2010.
*  Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow, February, 2010.
*  Navratra Festival Chhaturpur Temple, New Delhi, March, 2010.
*  ‘Rukmani Devi Arundale Dance and Music Festival’, New Delhi, March, 2010.
*  Sur Singar Samsad Mumbai-2009.
*  Pracheen Kala Kendra Chandigarh-2009.
*  India Habitat Centre New Delhi- May,2009.
*  Delhi International Arts festival – October, 2009.
*  India International Centre-2006 and 2007, New Delhi.
*  India Habitat Centre , June , 2008.
*  ‘Kathak Utsav’ by Sangeet Natak Academy and Kathak Kendra ( New Delhi) at Vadodara-2008 and N.C.P.A Mumbai-2009.

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Richa Jain presents Kathk dance program

Richa’s Kathak performances are a perfect blend of the lucknow , Jaipur and Benaras gharanas (Styles) of Kathak . She has the unique feature of Dancing and singing simultaneously. She is one of the few dancers who exhibits this rare quality of dancing and singing simultaneously while presenting Abhinaya( Expressions) on Thumri, dadra, ghazals , geet etc.
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