Sanjukta Banerjee

Sanjukta, a very popular face on Indian Television have been applauded for her remarkable performance in the character of the Mother Goddess ‘Ma Durga’ on the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya on Indian Television since 1994.Sanjukta is a graded artist of Doordarshan / Indian Television and also the Cultural Department, Government of India. She has gained wide acclaims from press and public for her performances based on different compositions of Rabindranath Tagore-songs, poetry, poetic drama and also dance dramas with her subtle acting ability. She is one of the upcoming names in the field of Mohiniyattam and is highly acclaimed for her rendering of Bharatanatyam numbers with equal dexterity and vigour.

Sanjukta was initiated into dancing at a very tender age of 3. Kathak was her field of study for next five years and she completed her diploma certification from Chandigarh University. But her main interest was in Bharatanatyam and she found her dream of learning the dance style under the rigorous training of Guru Dr. Thankamani Kutty, a reputed disciple of Guru Chinnammu Amma of Kerala Kalamandalam. Sanjukta was introduced to Mohiniyattam by her Guru who nurtured the style in her. Later, Sanjukta also learnt Kathakali from the great Kathakali maestro Late Guru P. Govindan Kutty, for special attention on Hastas and Abhinaya. She has also attended extensive workshops and lecture demonstrations under Bharati Shivaji, Chitra Vishwesharan & Dr. Kanak Rele.

She is a post graduate in English Literature from University of Calcutta, India and also holds degree in Interior Designing (YWCA) and Painting from Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Art and Culture, Calcutta.

In Canada she is an active member of the SAMAHAR DANCE ENSEMBLE which primarily showcases choreographies based on the theme of Unity in Diversity and promotes ensemble of different Classical dance styles.

Apart from her performing career, Sanjukta is a passionate trainer, she regularly conducts dance classes in Toronto and also provides online dance classes in India, USA, Germany, Australia  from ‘Saugandhikam’ her dance academy.

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