Acharyaa Pratishtha


  • Primary Skill Dancer-,Kathak,Contemporary
  • Other Skills Model-
  • Address C-8/14, Yamuna Vihar
  • Language Hindi
  • Website

Acharya Pratishtha is the younger dughte of world acclaimed Yog Guru,"Padma Shri" Shri Bharat Bhushan ji and has equal expertise in Kathak dance & Yoga. Her yoga as well as dance shows are at telecast on diff.TV Channels n has given innumerable shows

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The first ever Indian classical dancer motivating the Kathak lovers through first ever classical dance show “Nritya Naad” at Zee network thrice every day Acharyaa Pratishtha is blessed with the true blessings of Lord Shiva who is Yogiraj as well as Natraj at the same time as she believes both the arts are deeply connected to each other.
Daughter of world acclaimed Yog Guru ‘Padma Shri’ Bharat Bhushan ji, Acharyaa Pratishtha has beautifully combined the grace of kathak, confidence of theatre, and agility of yog and has evolved a unique dance style of her own.

Through her performance at various prestigious dance festivals through out the world she has carved special place for herself among the performers of kathak dance.

Post Graduate of Kathak Kendra, National Institute of Kathak, New Delhi as a topper for entire period of 6 years she started learning kathak at the tender age of 5 and is also:

‘M.A. - Post Graduate’ (1st division) from Khairagrah University

‘Visharad’ (1st division) from ‘Bhatkhande MahaVidyala’

‘Prabhakar’ (1st division) from ‘Prayag Sangit Samiti’, Allahbad.

Empanelled Artist of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).

Graded artist of Doordarshan.

Acharyaa Pratishtha, a disciple of kathak maestro ‘Guru Pandit Rajendra Gangani’ of Jaipur Gharana has attained exemplary proficiency in ‘laya’, ‘footwork’, ‘chakkar’ (pirouettes) and above all ‘Bhaava’ (expressions) and has performed all over world as group and solo presentations.

As a dancer she has given innumerable performances and lecture demonstrations and has conducted many workshops for Indian as well as foreign enthusiasts. She has performed at:

Charity Show for tsunami victims- Jakarta, Indonesia

ICCR Presentation (in presence of President of Iceland and Mr. APJ Abul Kalam President of India)- Reykjevik, Iceland.

Zen Temple- Japan

Carnegie Hall- U.S.A.

Dikshant Festival- New Delhi (2001, 2005, 2007)

World Tourism Day-New Delhi (in presence of Mr. Jagmohan, tourism minister, govt. of India)

I.C.C.R Presentation-New Delhi. (in presence of Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, Information and broad casting minister, Govt. of India)

I.C.C.R Horizon series - Varanasi.

International Yoga festival- Rishikesh, Uttaranchal

Siemens Company International conference- Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Mussorie & Agra

Cisco Company International Conference – Delhi

Pravasi Bhartiya (NRI) International Seminar– Rishikesh

World Women’s Day- New Delhi

India International Centre – New Delhi

World Cancer day - Rishikesh

Rashtra Vandana Samaroh- Baghpat, U.P.

Teejotsava- Ludhiana, Panjab

Pavas Mahotsava- U.P

Ek Shaam Pratishtha k Naam at Gughaal Mela- Saharanpur, U.P.

Meeting of health ministers from 13 countries organized by ‘World Health Organization’ – Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi

Kathak Katha Festival- Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

ONGC- Dehradun, Uttaranchal

NCZCC- Allahbad, U.P.

INTACH (Indian National Trust for art and culture) –New Delhi

PSK (Purva Sanskritik Kendra) – Delhi

Kathak festival- Udaipur, Rajasthan

Delhi Doordarshan

Zee Network etc.

She has conceptualized, composed & choreographed many compositions:

‘YOGA PRESENTATION’ for Arogya-2006 by ministry of health, Govt. of India.


SHIVEN SEH NARTANAM… Dancing With Shiva…

SACRIFICE… a patriotic Kathak Presentation based on martyrs of the Nation.

TOGETHERNESS… A fusion of dance and Yoga

MOODS… the Expression of feelings


KRISHNA the Perfection…

SAMVAAD the dialogue…

AANANDA the real bliss…

MOKSHA the final destination…

PANCHTATVA the five elements…Etc.

In her student life she got the opportunity to work with ranking kathak gurus such as Guru Rajendra Gangani, Guru Jaikishan Maharaj, Guru Geetanjali Lal and Guru Aditi Mangaldas at different festivals such as:

Lachoo Maharaj Kathak Mahotsava- New Delhi

State Film Festival- New Delhi & Tiruvantpuram

Kathak Kendra Presentations- Kerela (Thrissur, Cheruthurthy etc.)

Jaipur Kathak Mahotsava- Jaipur

Taj Mahotsava- Agra

Resonance of India- Old fort, New Delhi etc.

After completing her training at National School of Dance she tried to combine the modern time with taditional Kathak and along with her traditional kathak performances she started giving contemporary presentations based on kathak and yog, which came out as a divine dance.

She even tried to keep the tradition of “katha Kahe so kathak kehlaye” alive by her Nritya maya Krishna Katha.

She has received many awards and honors from different organizations:

Topper of 3 years honors course as well as 2 year post diploma course at Kathak Kendra, National Institute of Kathak Dance, New Delhi

Scholarship by Kathak Kendra.

National Scholarship by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

‘Manasi Kala Samman’

‘Kathak Samragyi’,

‘Natya Kala Ratna Samman’,

‘Shreshtha Nagrik Samman’

Apart from dancing she is ‘Prabhakar’ with 1st division in tabla, is an ‘A’ grade theatre artist and writes beautiful poetry. She reflects feminity in its totality and is a perfect example of culture, logic, grace, glamour and magnetism.

Oct 2007 media launched her as the YOUGEST YOGACHARYAA as well as MIND THERAPIST. She has given her yoga postures for a popular ad film ‘Incredible India’ by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and for T.V serial ‘YOG SADHNA’ at Doordarshan and ‘Total Tandurusti’ at zee News

Her Yoga show ‘jago Bharat Dhyan Yog Andolan’ is at telecast every day at Zee Jagran Channel thrice a day and has been invited regularly at India TV and Zee News etc for interviews and yoga talks.


‘You are not only the youngest but also the best.’
- H.H.APJ Abul Kalam, President Of India
(At Iceland)
‘Oh God ! She is too young.’
-Sushma Swaraj
Minister of information & broadcasting, Govt.Of India

‘A novel effort to preserve the classical & Cultural heritage of India.’
- Jagmohan
Minister of Tourism & Culture, Govt. Of India

‘I can see the cultural talent & spirituality in Pratishtha inherited from her family. Blessings and Good luck.’
- ‘Padma Shri’ Ruskin Bond, Writer

‘Pratishtha is too mature at such a young age.’
- Swadesh Deepak, Writer

‘I can see a multi dimension talent in this young girl’
-Nawaz Deobandi, Urdu Poet of International Fame

‘You know how to spell bound your audience.’
- Isabele ana, Israel

‘I never knew Kathak can be so interesting.’
- Alison Kewe , Siemens company

‘I can see your soul through your dance.’
-Kenichiro Toyofuku, First secretary, Japan Embassy

‘You are my ideal, I always wish to be like you.’
- Shikha, Student from Bhopal

‘ Acharyaa ji’s words have fire which provides a new enthusiasm.’
- Karvaris, Student from Aligrah

‘I love my guru she never called me LINDY, she always called me HINDI, she is full of humor she is master of life.’
- Lindy, America

‘My words fail to describe the beauty of your dance. Its beyond words, don’t ever leave it.’
- Nikaila, America

‘Pratishtha is a rare combination of Laikari, expression and foot work.’
- T.Almagul, Kathak dancer, Uzbaikistan

‘Pratishtha is a miracle of Kathak. Oh God ! How she does this.’
- Nadiya, Kathak dancer , Russia

‘You are the real wealth of India.’
- Mathews, Dubai
‘Simply Perfectionist…’
- Ulrika, America

Yogiraj and Natraj Pratishtha Sharma is a special combination of the two great sciences of India Yoga and Dance. There is a dancing rhythm in her yoga discourses and a yogi’s skill in her dance performance.
-Bhopal Chronicle

She has the skill to spell bound the audience and travel straight in to their minds through her deep spiritual interaction in her meditation sessions.
-Hindustan Times

Talented Pratishtha trained under acclaimed Guru, presents a quality of response into her presentation.
-The Hindu

She has a breathless quality of unceasing speed giving her viewers a brain fag.
-The Hindu

Mokshayatan International Yogashram
Beri Bagh, saharanpur- 247001
Delhi Contact- C-8/14, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi-53
# - 9350131268, 9868152963, 0132-2663030.
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