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     About Sanjay Kumar..


Sri Sanjay Kumar Joshi has been training in Classical Dance for over 25 years. He has had the privilege to train with illustrious Gurus and has performed widely across the country and abroad.

Gurus: He has been trained in Kathak from Late Sri A.Y.Giri and Late Sri R.Gopal Rao. He then had the honour of training under Padmashree Kumudini Lakhia in Nrityagram, Bangalore. His brief but intense association with Dr. Puru Dadheech of Indore further enhanced his understanding of the Kathak style. He had privilege of doing a workshop under Late Smt. Rohini Bhate, Pune.

He has also been trained in Bharathnatyam from Late Smt. Samrajyam Lakshmi Ramana Rao and in Kuchipudi from Vedantam Ramalinga Shastry.

Today, he has the fortune of being associated with one of the most prominent names in the sphere of Kuchipudi Padmabhushan Smt. Swapna Sundari.

Completely fascinated by the technique and nuances of the ‘Vilasini Natyam’ which is being resurrected and popularized by Smt. Swapna Sundari, Sanjay has been trained in this dance form and along with his illustrious Guru hopes to popularize it and propagate it across the country.

Apart from a ‘live telecast’ of his solo performance from Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad in December 1989 he also played the role of Krishna in a Serial called “Geeta Govindam” which was telecasted over Channel-8 of Doordarshan in 13 episodes.
Sanjay has toured extensively to America, Canada and Dubai under the auspicious of Indian Council for Cultural Relations and others along with his Guru Smt. Swapnasundari.

He has devoted a greater part of his life in learning and appreciating the nuances of the various classical dance forms which form the rich cultural heritage of our country.

His priority is Kathak and seriously believes that it is a complete dance form which can convey both traditional and innovative themes. He will continue to strive for excellence in the field of dance and carve a niche wholly for himself in this massive structure of Indian art.



Sanjay has done B.A. from Osmania University, and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Theatre Arts from Osmania University, Hyderabad and has also done Certificate and Diploma Course in Kathak Dance from Sri Thyagaraja Government College of Music and Dance, Hyderabad. He is an employee of South Central Railway, Secunderabad.



He has been honored with the Yuva Shakti Award - 1997 as the Best Dancer of the Year, and also got appreciations from eminent scholars, dancers, critics, political, and cine personalities.


      Dance School "PARAMPARA"..

  Sanjay is running an institute named ‘PARAMPARA’ which imparts training in Kathak and Vilasini Natyam dance forms.                               ..more about parampara