Guru Shovana Narayan

Guru Shovana Narayan is an internationally renowned Kathak exponent, guru and a choreographer. A recipient of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akdamei award, she is a multi-faceted artist – an acclaimed author, researcher, civil servant (retired) and a classical dancer cum performer. A pioneer in international collaborative fusion projects, she is well known for her immense creativity and contribution in the field of performing arts.

She established Asavari Centre for Kathak in Delhi, which nurtures talent and imparts Kathak training under Gurukul parampara or the Guru shishya tradition. It has successfully created disciples who are now acclaimed dancers and spreading the art of Kathak worldwide and are also shining in the related fields of arts.