Madhabi Mudgal





Madhavi Mudgal was brought up in an atmosphere of dance from a very early age. When Harekrishna Behera joined the Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya to teach Odissi, she took lessons from him and then studied intensively with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, and continue to learn new numbers from the maestro. She has inbibed the style of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and projects the dignified the image of the nayikas with subtle nuances while underplaying the emotions. Her recitals are noted for their tasteful presentation and melodious music. Her sound training in Odissi helps her to bring to the fore the technicalvirtuosity imbuing her repertoire with beauty.

She has also choreographed several dance numbers such Sohamasmi giving evidence of her creative talents. She has been awarded the Padmashree by the Government of India.