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Manisha Gulyani

Rajasthan, India

Age: 36 yrs.
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Manisha is a dedicated Kathak Danseuse hailing from the Pink City Jaipur, continues to master her art under her Guru Pt. Girdhari Maharaj and Pt. Udai Mazumdar. Manisha has always received praises for her Kathak Recitals as well as her choreographic works. She is an ICCR Kathak artiste and teacher cum performer for ICC centers at abroad. Gifted with a keen intellect, She is a National Eligibility Test qualifier conducted by University Grants Commission India and she has also presented & published her research articles at esteemed platforms.



National Research Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India 2014 

Youth Icon Award 2014, Jaipur 

An ICCR Kathak Artiste 

An empaneled Kathak Artiste for Cirque de Soleil, Toronto. 

A Doordarshan Graded Kathak Artiste 

ISFI Gold Award 2012 in Dance by International Sufi Festival India, Ajmer 

ICCR teacher cum performer for foreign assignments at ICC centers. 

OMI International Dance Residency Award 2007 U.S.A, the ISFI Gold Award 2012 

National Senior Scholarship from Govt. of India 

National Junior Scholarship from Govt. of India 

Merit Scholarship from Jaipur Kathak Kendra, India 


She is a National Research Fellow and also has been granted National Senior & Junior Scholarships from Government of India and Merit Scholarship from Jaipur Kathak Kendra. She was honored by OMI International Dance Residency award, USA in 2007, ISFI Gold Award by International Sufi Festival, Ajmer in 2012 and Youth Icon Award 2014 (Arts), Jaipur, India. 

She is also a graded artiste from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and a potential Kathak Artiste for Cirque De Soleil's upcoming productions, Toronto. As a devoted proponent of Kathak, She has also been a Dance instructor for reputed institutions like BharatiyaVidyaBhavan and DPS Society. She has been performing Kathak for more than a decade in various national and International dance festivals and also got interviewed for Art Magazines, Radio and TV Channels. 

She has taken part in several dance productions directed by various Kathak Maestros of India and she enthralled audiences, both in India and abroad, with her unique and traditional yet contemporary Kathak renditions. Her National and International sojourns include festivals like, Bali Spirit Festival-Indonesia, Silk Road Projects-Italy, Nanning International Festival-China, Trufesta International Dance Festival-Nigeria, CulturAll-Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Cultural EkotopiaPoland, OMI &High Point University USA, Kathak Mahotsav, Kathak Samaroo, Indian Music & Dance festivals organized by Rajasthan SangeetNatak Academy, NCZCC, ICCR and Government of India. A regular stage and television performer, she is the Ex- Head of Performing Arts Department at Amity University Jaipur, India. 

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