Guru Nivedita Khot who hails from Pune, was initiated into Kathak dance at the age of 8 under the guidance of Guru Ustad Mulla Jafar Khan (Kala Samarpan Awardee) of the Banaras Gharana. After years of rigorous training under her Guru, she joined Manisha Nrityalaya, Pune. Later, she was a disciple in the Guru Shishya tradition from Guru Pt. Rajendra Gangani (Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee), Delhi, an exponent of the Jaipur Gharana.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
Guru Nivedita has performed at various dance festivals in India, and received the best classical dancer award in All India Dance Festival held in Cuttack, Orissa along with other prizes. Guru Nivedita graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Kathak from Akhil Bharatiya Gandhawa Mahavidyalaya, Miraj and has done her diploma in German language in Pune. She also graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts from SNDT College, Pune in 2004.
She has been teaching for several years as both a dance and German language teacher in schools in Pune. Recently, she received an award for performing in Hindustan Badhega, an online video which fetched over a million views.
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Guru Nivedita joined SIFAS in January 2017.
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