Awards & Winners

Birju Maharaj

Date of Birth 04-February-1938
Place of Birth Varanasi
(India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi district)
Nationality India
Brijmohan Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj is the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. Even though dancing is his first love, he also has an excellent command over Hindustani classical music and is an accomplished vocalist as well. He took Kathak to new heights by choreographing new Kathak dance dramas.He is also the founder of kalashram. He has toured extensively across the globe, given thousands of performances and held hundreds of workshops for kathak students. After working along with his uncle, Shambhu Maharaj at Bhartiya Kala Kendra, later the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, he remained head of the latter, for several years, till his retirement in 1998 when he opened his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi.

Awards by Birju Maharaj

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Nominations 2013 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Vijay Award for Best Choreographer Vishwaroopam
Unnai Kaanadhu Naan


National Film Award for Best Choreography
Honored for : Vishwaroopam
(Song: Unnai Kaanadhu Naan)