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Prathibha Prahlad

Padmasri awardee Prathibha Prahlad is a highly respected performer, choreographer, author, scholar, arts administrator, educator/ Guru and a culture multiplier. With indefatigable energy and passion, Prathibha Prahlad has pioneered India’s most prestigious arts festival - Delhi International Arts Festival. Her innovating efforts in creating India’s Signature Arts Festival, DIAF, has given a new dimension to India's cultural footprints globally.

A renowned culture specialist, she is a frequent invitee to international conferences.

Prathibha Prahlad heads the Prasiddha Foundation & Forum for Arts Beyond Borders, both of which she has established into premier cultural organizations of the Country. Prasiddha Dance Repertory, of which she is the Artistic Director, is frequently invited by International Festivals for performances.




Smt.Prathibha Prahlad is the recipient of numerous awards and titles. The Govt. of India has honored her with the PADMASHRI (2016) in recognition of her yeoman service to the arts. She is the youngest recipient of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for dance (2001). She has also received the Karnataka State Government Award (2001), Karnataka Kalasri (1997).


Performances around the world

Prathibha Prahlad has had the honour of performing for the United Nations in Bangkok in 1989 and in New York in 1995. She had the distinction of being the only Indian dancer invited to perform in the Manila International Dance Festival, Philippines in 1991, the Okayama International Dance Festival, Japan in 1993.


In the spotlight

Prathibha Prahlad is a celebrated Indian Bharatanatyam dancer whose multi- faceted personality reflects in the outstanding work she continues to do in the arts field. Her contribution goes much beyond her own trail-blazing dance career which has taken her to prestigious platforms all over the world.



Prathibha Prahlad has served extensively on several Government Committees on culture and worked for the propagation of Indian performing arts.Prathibha Prahlad served as Member of the Executive Board of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi ( 1998-2003) and was the Culture Head of the Hannover Expo 2000 in Germany on a high


Key initiatives

The Prasiddha Foundation was established in 1991 with the purpose of fostering love and appreciation for all forms of art and to work through the medium of arts for the promotion of national and international cultural contact. Many high profile festivals that have been organised by Prasiddha Foundation.


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