Sharmila Biswas





Sharmila Biswas was intiated in Dance by Kalabati Devi in Calcutta. She received her early training in Odissi dance from Shri Muralidhar Majhi and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at the Padatik Dance centre, Calcutta. From Shrimati Kalanidi Narayan, she learned Abhinaya. She also attended the American Dance Festival Workshop in USA.

Sharmila Biswas has researched in the Orissan Percussion Tradition of Mrudanga for Application in Odissi dance. Through her organisation Odissi Vision and Movement Centre, Calcutta she has been engaged in teaching and experimenting to enrich the dance and create new choreographc works. With special guidance from last two devadasis of Jagannath Temple, Shashimani and Parashmoni, she has studies the Devadasi tradition of Puri.

Sharmila Biswas has performed widely in India specially in Konark Festival.