Sadhna Shrivastav
Anchor Director Coordinator
Swami Haridas Sangeet Nritya
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With long years of hands on experience in the electronic media and as a stage anchor. Sadhna has left her distinct mark in the minds of the audience.
Whether it is a visit by heads of states including H.E Prsident Obama and 1st Lady Michele Obama of the United States of America, global organizations or the national days such as the Republic Day, and Independence Day, she has lent her own distinct style as commentator of live telecasts of Doordarshan, the National Television.

Sadhna has to her credit compering programmes for various cultural institutions like the Government of Delhi for Days of Delhi in Moscow, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Music Today, Sangeet Natak Akademi, various festivals of the Delhi Government, Directorate of Film Festivals, SPICMACY, the Qutub Festival, Ananya at Old Fort, the Bhakti Utsav, the Festivals at Khajuraho, Konark and Ellora, and the Heritage Festivals at Gwalior, Patiala, Kapurthala and Amritsar for the Government of Punjab and UNICEF, UNIDO, to name a few.


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May 2018
Compered the 3-day annual festival- The Zohra Segal Festival of the Arts, 2018, organised by Odissi dancer and Guru Kiran Segal and Pallavi- Odissi Nritya Sangeet Vidyalaya, Sangeet Natak Akademi and India International Centre.

Apr 2018
Compered the event- “In Search- The journey of Roohaaniyat”- A rich amalgamation of Kathak, music and Sufi and Bhakti poetry, by the well known dancer- choreographer- "Rani Khanam”

Compered the 2-day annual festival of music and dance , titled,” Golden Greats of Indian Music” for Vocalist Sarathi Chatterjee’s organization- Sangeetam

Compered the Award Ceremony of the 1st Print Biennale India-2018, for Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Art.

Compered the 2-day annual event-“ Bhilwara Sur Sangam” for L.N.J. Bhilwara Group.

Compered the talk by HH Dalai Lama on “Happiness & Stress Free Life”, for Parul Rai’s organization - Velocity 48

Compered “Kala Yatra 2018”, celebrating 75th birthday of the Iconic Figure of Indian Culture- Dr Sonal Mansingh, organised by Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth-Centre for Indian Classical Dances

Compered “Su-Tarang” Celebrating World Dance Day for Dance Ranjana Gauhar’s organisatin- Utsav.

Mar 2018
Compered the 3-day annual Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival, organised by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.

Compered Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav at Madhavpur Ghed, Gujarat, for Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Compered the 2-day "GURUGRAM KALA UTSAV” for dancer Vani Madhav’s organization NRITYA DHARA and NGO “ ASHRAY.”

Feb 2018
Compered the 3-day annual festival Vasantotsav, for Legendary Guru- Pt Birju Maharaj’s institution- Kalashram.

Compered some episodes in the “ Festival of Ballets “ for The National Television “ Doordarshan”

Compered Inaugural, Valedictory, Cultural and all Sessions of ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meet and Expo organised by CII for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Compered Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Banaras, Gwalior, Bhopal, and Indore, for Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Jan 2018
Compered the annual "Swami Haridas Sangeet Nritya Samaroh" for Legendary dancer- Uma Sharma’s Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan.

Compered Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Bangalore for Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Compered Inaugural, Valedictory, Cultural and all Sessions of ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meet and Expo organised by CII for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Dec 2017
Compered Konark Dance Festival at the World Heritage Monument, Konark Temple for the Department of Tourism, Odisha. It is one of the biggest and finest Group Choreography Festivals of India.

Compered the Anniversary Celebrations of one of the greatest Urdu Poets- Mirza Ghalib for the Government of Delhi in collaboration with Sahitya Kala Parishad, Urdu Academy and Ghalib Memorial Movement.

Nov 2017
Compered Inaugural and Valedictory Sessions of “ World Food India” inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India. Event organised by CII.

Compered the 3-day event Gram Udaipur, the 3rd in the series of Gram, by Government of Rajasthan, exposing the farmers to the latest upcoming agriculture practices & Technologies and Showcasing the states specific interventions. This event brought together all stakeholders - farmers, academicians, technologists, agribusiness companies and policy makers - to accelerate the development of sustainable agricultural and allied activities through innovative methods and best practices.

Compered Delhi International Arts Festival, Delhi’s annual signature Arts Festival.

Invited as Speaker for at the inaugural session of Lucknow Literature Festival.

Compered a 3-day festival in the memory of Mallika- e Ghazal- Begum Akhtar, organized by her disciple Rita Ganguli and Kaladharmi.

Compered Sa Ma Pa a 3-day annual festival of classical music and dance organized by the Santoor Maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori and his son and disciple Abhay Rustum Sopori.

Oct 2017
Interviewed the Living Legend, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan for DD National.

Compered “ Uttaradhikar” a 3-day event organized by Raza Foundation.

Participated in the Nadi-2 Celebrating the Common Riverine Heritage- Bay of Bengal. 2nd in the series of Nadi Festivals at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organised by Asian Confluence, Indian Embassy at Dhaka, and Ministry of External Affairs, Bangladesh.

Compered the cultural programme organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan- (President’s house) on the occasion of the Governors’ Meet.

Compered the annual Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Festival for Dancer Choreographer Jayaprabha Menon and the International Academy of Mohiniattam.

Compered the 3-day MTV 1st India Music Summit at Jaipur. The first India Music Summit, a festival that aims to start new conversations around music and musicality in our country. The idea is to bring in a variety of artistes from a variety of genres for a diverse listenership. The festival aims to be a congregation where music lovers and musicians will come together to immerse themselves in three days of workshops, lecture-demonstrations, performances, and talks about the art, science, the technology of music. Organised by Music Concepts and MTV.

Sept 2017
Compered Thumri Festival for Sahitya Kala Parishad, Government of Delhi. This festival featured one of the last vocal recitals by the Legendary- Dr Girija Devi.

Compered Synergy-an Indo Georgian Dance Fusion, organized by Actor Hema Malini’s organization Jaya Smriti, Indo occidental Symbiosis and Calcutta Club, in Kolkata.

Compered Parampara 2017, an annual festival organized by Padma Bhushan Awardees Dr Raja Radha Reddy and their organization Natya Tarangini.

Aug 2017
Compered Samvad II: Dialogue for Peace, Harmony and Security – A Global Initiative for Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness. At Yangon, Myanmar. Organised by Vivekananda International Foundation India, and Sitagu International Buddhist Academy, Myanmar, In association with: Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies & Japanese Think tank, Japan-The Japan Foundation.

Compered the 2-day annual festival, “Sare Jahan Se Accha”, celebrating the Spirit of Freedom, for celebrated Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

Compered Sangeet Pratibha, a 5 day music festival for young talents at Shillong, for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama.

Interviewed India’s Grammy Awardee Ricky Kej telecast on Doordarshan National Channel.

May, 2016
Compered the event to commemorate the 88th birthday celebrations of the living legend, Dr Girija Devi which included her recital.

Compered the International Buddha Poornima Diwas Celebration 2016 organised by Ministries of Culture and Home Affairs, Government of India and International Buddhist Confideraton .

Compered the 2-day annual festival for Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Memorial Society founded by the eminent sitar maestro Pt. Debu Chaudhury.

April 2016
Compered the prestigious and one of the oldest festivals of the country-the 3-day festival,“Shriram Shankar Music Festival .

Compered the annual,“Bhakti Sangeet” festival for the Government of Delhi .

March 2016
Compered the 3-day festival,“Aayam” New Dimensions in Dance Choreography based on Traditional Martial Art Forms at Kolkata for Priti Patel and Anjika.

Compered “ Vasantotsav” annual festival organised by Kalashram, of the legendary Kathak Maestro, Pt Birju Maharaj.

Compered the 2-day annual “Bhilwara Classical Music Festival”.

February 2016
Compered the 2-day “Udaipur World Music Festival” at Udaipur for Seher.

Compered “ Vasantotsav” annual festival organised by Kalashram, of the legendary Kathak Maestro, Pt Birju Maharaj.

Compered “6th International music and Dance festival ” for Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

January 2016
Compered the annual “Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Samaroh” featuring legendary artistes of Indian classical music and dance for Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan.

Compered “ Natya Samagama-Festival of Contemporary Theatre Practices, Traditions and Diverse Cultural Expressions of India” for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music dance and drama, India.

Compered “6th International music and Dance festival ” for Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

December 2015
Compered Konark dance festival at Konark, Odisha for department of Tousism, Government of Odisha, in collaboration with Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi and Odisha Tourism Development Corporation.

Interviewed Pt. Rajan and Pt. Sajan Mishra, doyens of Banaras Gharana for National Channel Prasar Bharati.

Compered the 2-day event “ Remembering Ghalib” for Government of Delhi and Ghalib Memorial Movement.

Compered the 2-day event, “Mohini Nrityati” for Central Sangeet Natak Akademi and Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy.

Compered a programme on the poet “ Neeraj” for Doordarshan (national television) Archives..

November 2015
Compered first ever duet of Yamini Reddy and Bhawana Reddy, daughters of the renowned Kuchipudi dancers and Gurus Dr(s) Raja Radha Reddy.

Compered the annual Delhi classical Music Festival, organized by the Government of Delhi.

Compered the annual festival of Classical Music and Dance for Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan.

Compered the Delhi Chief Minister’s event regarding cleaning of the river Yamuna, which included the 1st ever Yamuna Aarti (henceforth on a daily basis) on the lines Ganga Aarti of Banaras and Haridwar.

Compared “ Purnam”, the completion of 125th birth anniversary of India’s 1st Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru for Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund.

Compered “ Sa Ma Pa” annual festival of classical music and dance organized by the Santoor Maestro Pr Bhajan Sopori.

October 2015
Compered the 5-day annual “Classical Music Festival” in Simla for Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Compered the 2-week long “Delhi International Arts Festival”, also known as India’s signature festival, which is India’s largest multi art multi venue festival.

September 2015
Compered the 2-day seminar "Samvad-Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness", inaugurated by the Prime Ministerof India, organized by Vivekananda International Foundation, in association with International Buddhist Confederation and The Tokyo Foundation.

Compered the annual “Parampara Festival” for Natya Tarangini.

Compered the closing ceremony of “ Vishwa Hindi Sammelan” at Bhopal, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

August 2015
Compered the 2-day annual festival, “Sare Jahan Se Accha”, celebrating the Spirit of Freedom, for celebrated Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

June 2015
Compered a week long festival, “Yoga Parv” for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

May 2015
Compered 3-day festival of Choral Music at Dharwad Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

Compered 3-day festival of Choral Music at Junagarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

April 2015
Compered 3-day annual event, “Bhakti Sangeet Utsav” for Government of Delhi.

March 2015
Compered the award presentation ceremony “Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Award” to the Violin maestro Dr L.Subramanyam and senior kathak dancer and Guru Roshan Kumari. Organised by the Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Mrs Subhalakshmi Khan, at Gwalior.

Compered the 3-day Sufi Music Festival at Bhubaneshwar for Bhubaneshwar Music Circle.

Compered Jeevan Pani Memorial Festival, organized by Dr Sonal Mansingh and Centre for Indian Classical Dances.

Compered a two day Internation Seminar on “The Global Impact of Modern Trends on Traditional Music”, for Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi, and The Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

February 2015
Sutradhar of the Manipur premiere of “ The Black Swan, The Chosen One”, choreographed by Priti Patel, and presented by Imasi Foundation , commemorating the birth anniversary of Maharajkumari Binodini Devi, the Iconic figure of Manipur.

January 2015
Compered the special cultural programme organised by the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) before the banquet in honour of President Obama on the 25th of January

Compered the 4-day “Kathak Mahotsav-2015” for Kathak Kendra, the national academy of Kathak Dance.

Compered the 3-day “Raja Rani Music Festival” for Odisha Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha.

Compered the 3-day “Mukteshwar Dance Festival” for Odisha Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha.

Compered 3-day Festival, “Swami Haridas Tansen Classical Music and Dance Festival” in Delhi for Guru Uma Sharma and Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan.

December 2014
Compered the 5-day “Konark Festival ” for Odisha Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha.

Compered 2-day “Nritya Katha” a thematic festival, for Lok Chhanda.

Compered “Jayantika” organised by Seher-India’s premier cultural organisation, for Government of Rajasthan in Jaipur .

Compered “Sanskriti” a week long multi-venue multi arts festival in Varanasi, organised by the ministry of culture, government of India.

November 2014
Compered 3-day annual classical music and dance festival of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan.

Compered the inaugural event of “ Delhi Internal Arts Festival”- at the Old Fort for Prasiddha Foundation of Pratibha Prahalad.

Compered an evening of Sarod Recital by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan organised by Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra in Dehradoon

SEPTEMBER 2014
Compered the 3-day Parampara Series for Guru Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy's institution,"Natyatarangini".

Anchored some TV episodes of , “ Jashn-e-Begum Akhtar” celebrating 100 years of Begum Akhtar for Doordarshan India”

Compered 3-day Festival, “Sanskrit Utsav” at Saraikela, Jharkhand, for Guru Shashadhar Acharya.

AUGUST 2014
Compered Jashn-e Azadi, a 3-day festival celebrating the 68th Independence day of India, for Government of Delhi.

Compered “Sahaakar- the Ideal of Cooperation” for eminent Dancer, and Guru Dr. Sonal Mansingh.

Compered the national award ceremony,"Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” followed by a 5-day Awardees Festival for Sangeet Natak Akademi at Agartala, Tripura.

JULY 2014
Compered Jashn-e Qawwali, a 3-day Qawwali festival at Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

JUNE 2014
Compered a two day event for the renowned Sitar Maestro Pt Debu Choudhury.

Compered “ Natkhat Utsav” for Sahitya Kala Parishad, Government of Delhi.

Compered “Pt Chhannulal Mishra’s” programme for the national network of Doordarshan India.

Compered the 5-day event, “Sound of Music- Introduction to Musical Instruments of India” for the NGO – Sakshi and India Habitat Centre.

MAY 2014
Compered the 3-day festival “Bhakti Sangeet Utsav” highlighting the various deviotional streams of the sub continent, for Sahitya Kala Parishad, Government of Delhi.

Compered the 2-day “Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Festival” for International Centre for Mohiniyattam.

Compered the 2-day dance festival ,"Nritya Milan-Guru Shishya Parampara” for ODISSI NATYA SALA.

APRIL 2014 2014
Compered the 7-day Awardees festival of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

MARCH 2014
Interviewed the renowned Tabla Maestro, Ustad Sabir Khan, for the national channel of Doordarshan India.

Interviewed violinist Kala Ramnath for the national channel of Doordarshan India.

Compered the book release of “On World Religions: Diversity, Not Dissension” by Shri Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, in the presence of Dr Karan Singh, member of Parliament, and President Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

FEBRUARY 2014
Part of the documentation unit of Sangeet Natak Akademy for documentation of “Chhavitanatakam” tradition of Kerala.

Compered “Neelam-drowning in bliss" , commemorating 21 years of Desmania, presented by dancer choreographer Anita Ratnam.

Compered a two day national festival “Champu”, highlighting Kishore Chandrananda Champu of the renowned poet Kavisurya Baladev Rath of Odisha.

Compered Desaj, festival of folk and performing arts, for Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Compered the 5-day festival of Classical Music and Dance, “Yesterday, Today Tomorrow” for Indo Occidental Symbiosis, Kolkata.

Compered the 2-day International Sufi Festival for Indian Council For Cultural Relations.

Compered the inaugural function of Delhi International Arts Festival.

Compered the 4-day festival Vasantotsav for Kalashram, celebrating the 75th birthday of the living legend, kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj.

JANAUARY 2014
Compered Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, the national academy of Kathak Dance.

Compered “Raja Rani Music Festival” organised by the department of Tourism, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, and Odisha Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Odisha.

Compered “Swami Haridas and Tansen classical Music and Dance festival,” organised by the eminent dancer, choreographer and Guru Uma Sharma.

Compered the “Sirpur Festival of Music and Dance” for department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Chhattisgarh.

DECEMBER 2013
Compered the 3-day “Rajgir National Festival of Music and Dance” at Rajgir for department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Bihar.


Compered a 2-day festival of dance dramas “Tryst with the past” by the renowned dancer and Guru- Shovana Narayan

Compered the inauguration of the new building of Kathak Kendra and training and cultural centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi by Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Minister for Culture, Govt. of India.

NOVEMBER 2013
Interviewed the legendary Pt Birju Maharaj for Doordarshan India

Invited to the 44th International Film Festival of India at Goa, as member of “Selection Committee”.

Compered a 2-day festival commemorating 100th birth anniversary of the legendary flautist and Shehnai maestro Pt Raghunath Prasanna, organised by Pt Rajendra Prasanna and Le Rhythm.

Compered the cultural programme for “Asia – Europe” Foreign Ministers meeting at Gurgaon, organised by the ministry of External Affairs, India.

Compered “VERDI GALA CONCERT” by soloists of The Neemrana Vocal Ensemble and from Italy, choir singers of TNMF with an Indo – Italian Orchestra, Conducted by Maestro Marco Balderi. The programme has been coordinated by The Neemrana Music Foundation, organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Compered 3-day festival of music and dance, “ Sa Ma Pa” for Pt Bhajan Sopori.

OCTOBER 2013
Compered Ananya, a 5-day festival celebrating group choreography in Indian classical dances, at the historic venue-“Old Fort”. Presented by Seher and Government of Delhi.

Compered “Delhi Classical Music Festival”, a 5-day annual classical music festival organised by the Government of Delhi.

Compered a 2-day “International Sufi Festival- Amrit de Sur” at Amritsar for Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, Government of Punjab, and Music Today of India Today group.

SEPTEMBER 2013
Compered “Tejasa, Women from the Ramayan” based on writings by poetess and playwright Suryakanthi Tripathi, presented by Utsav educational and cultural society, Ranjana’s dance academy.

Compered the award presentation ceremony, “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama.

Attended “ONE”, a five day international youth camp at Shillong, commemoration 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, organized by ,“Asian Confluence”.

Compered “ Natya Nandanam” a 3-day festival of classical music and dance, presented as a part of the Parampara Series of Natya Tarangani of eminent Kuchipudi Gurus, Dr Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy.

AUGUST 2013
Compered programme commemorating 50 years of the Repertory of the National School of Drama. Occasion graced by the Union Minister for Culture, Government of India.

Compered Inaugural function of the 2 day conference on, “Ageing Women: Critical Challenges & Concerns’ inaugurated by Km. Selja, Union Minister for for Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, for Stree Shakti – The Parallel Force

Compered a three day national festival, “Kal ke Kalakar”, at Kalamandir in Kolkata for Indo Occidental Symbiosis.

JUNE 2013
Compered the inaugural function of the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum by the President of India, in the presence of the Governor and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, for the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Compered Sangeet Natak Akademi's fellows and awardees festival.

MAY 2013
Compered the release of the book, “Contemporarising Tagore and the world”, by the honourable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at the President's House-"Rashtrapati Bhawan."

Compered the inauguration of the renovated ISBT by Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, for Government of Delhi.

Compered the cultural programme at the inaugural session of 46th annual meeting of ADB board of governors, as well as the evening programme at the host country reception.

Compered the inaugural, and the festival"Raag Rang", for department of art, culture and languages, government of Delhi.

APRIL 2013
Compered launch of the book, India: The Future is Now, edited by Shashi Tharoor, with contributions by twelve young parliamentarians and cartoons by Sudhir Tailang, for Wisdom Tree Publications.

Interviewed legendary Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Krishnamoorthy, for the programme “Aaj Savere” on the National Network of Doordarshan.

Interviewed England based Kathak dancer Kajal Sharma, for the programme “Aaj Savere” on the National Network of Doordarshan.

2-day festival of Dance on the occasion of World Dance Day for Natya Vriksha, of senior Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran.

Compered the 3-day annual festival, “Bhakti Sangeet” held at the Nehru Park in New Delhi for the Government of Delhi.

Compered 2-day international festival, “Unbound Beats of India” for Utsav, Delhi.

MARCH 2013

Compered the inaugural programme of International Yoga Conference at Rishikesh, for the Government of Uttarakhand.

Compered the inaugural function of “An Interfaith Conference”, by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents House), organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Compered the Award presentation ceremony of “Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2012” awarded posthmously to Bharat Ratna Pt Ravi Shankar, by the President of India, in the presence of the Prime Minister of India, and the Minister for Culture, India, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Compered the programme of “Songs of Indian Women Seers” on the occasion of International Women’s Day, organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi.

For Doordarshan, the National Television
Interviewed Pandit Lakshman Krishna Rao Pandit, doyen of the Gwalior Gharana, for the programme “Aaj Savere” on the National Network of Doordarshan.

Interviewed Ustad Iqbal Ahmad Khan of the Delhi Gharana, for the programme “Aaj Savere” on the National Network of Doordarshan.

Interviewed popular singer Malini Awasthi, for the programme “Aaj Savere” on the National Network of Doordarshan.

 

FEB 2013
Compered “Vasantotsav” the annual festival of Kalashram, which celebrated 80 glorious years of the Legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj.

Compered “Gunidas Sangeet Mahotsav”, for Maharashtra Sangeet Kalanidhi.

Compered Golden Greats of Indian Music, an annual festival of classical music.

Comperd “Kalinga Utsav”, organised by Utsav Educational and Cultural Society.

Compered the award presentation ceremony of “Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2012” at Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents House), organised by the  Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Compered the Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival, the oldest classical music festival of Delhi.

 JAN 2013
Compered the inaugural function of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of the National Schoolof Drama.

Compered the programme in honour of the Queen of Bhutan, at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Compered the Haridas Music Festival for Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan, New Delhi.

Compered the Mukteshwar Dance Festival in the Mukteshwar Temple Complex at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, for Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha.

Compered the Rajarani Music Festival in Rajarani Temple Complex at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, for Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha.

DEC 2012
Compered the Konark Dance Festival, at Konark, Odisha, for Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha.
Compered the 8-day ClassicalMusic and Dance Festivalfor Indo Occidental Symbiosis, Pt Ravi Kichloo Foundation and Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata.

November 2012
Compered “Delhi International Arts Festival, a multi event multi venue festival at Delhi for Forum for Arts beyond Borders and Prasiddha Foundation.

Compered the award presentation ceremony of “Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2011” at Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents House), organised by the  Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Compered the 2-day festival, “Sa Ma Pa” organised by Santoor Maestro Pt. Bhajan Sopori.

OCT 2012
Compered the 5-day “Delhi Classical Music Festival” for The Government of Delhi.

Compered “Ananya”, the annual festival celebrating Group choreography in Indian Classical Dances, at Old Fort, organised by Seher.

Compered the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Awardees Festival in New Delhi.

Compered a festival of tributes to the living legend, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, at Kolkata.

Compered the presentation of the play “Tughlaq”, directed by Bhanu Bharti, at the Ferozshah Kotla ruins, organised by the Government of Delhi.

SEPT 2012
Compered the 5-day classical dance and music festival, organised by Srjan, at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

AUG 2012
Compered “Thumri Festival” organised by the Government of Delhi.

Compered the 2-day festival “Sare Jahan Se Accha” celebrating the spirit of freedom, organised by Utsav Educational and Cultural Society.

Compered the 3-day “Sanjukta and Raghunath Panigrahi Award Ceremony and Classical Music and Dance Festival” at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

JULY 2012
Compered Sanjukta & Raghunath Panigrahi Awards & Festival of Music & Dance featuring top musicians and dancers of the country for Sanjukta and Raghunath Panigrahi Cultural Heritage Foundation.

JUNE 2012
Interviewed eminent Kuchipudi dancers and Gurus, Guru Jaya Rama Rao and Banashree Rao for the national television, Doordarshan, India.

Interviewed singer Rajendra Kachroo for the national television, Doordarshan, India.

Interviewed eminent musician and Sarangi player Ustad Sabri Khan and his son, Kamal Sabri for the national television, Doordarshan, India.

Coordinated, designed and compered the inauguration of the Cultural Institute of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India.

Compered the inaugural function of the award winning film festival of the year 2012, for the Directorate of film festivals, ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India.

MAY 2012
Compered programme for concert of famous arias of Italian Operas performed by FRANCESCA PATENÈ. MARCO CHINGARI  and ALESSANDRO AMORETTI for Italian cultural centre, New Delhi at Siri Fort Auditorium.

Compered the closing ceremony of Rabindra Pranati, a two year ongoing event, celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, by Sangeet Natak Akademi, for the ministry of culture, Government of India.

Compered Buddha Purnima programme for Dr. B.K.Modi, at Modi House, New Delhi.

Compered the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Samman at Chennai, commemorating 150 birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore

APRIL, 2012
Interviewed eminent Oriya musician Professor Ram Hari Das for the national television, Doordarshan, India.

Interviewed eminent photographer Avinash Pasricha for the national television, Doordarshan, India.

Compered Bhakti Sangeet, a 3-day festival of varied devotional streams of the sub-continent, at the Nehru Park, for the Government of Delhi.

Compered the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Samman at Kolkata, commemorating 150 birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore

MARCH, 2012
Compered a 2-day festival of music, Sur Sangam, at Kamani auditorium, New Delhi, for Bhilwara Group of Industries.

Compered programme organized in honour of heads of States of BRICKS, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), New Delhi.

Compered Nritya Katha, a 3-day international ballet festival, organized by Lok Chhanda.

Compered the inaugural show of the 3-day Jazz festival, organized by Seher and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Compered the 3-day Dhrupad Festival organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Compewred Kathak Mahotsav 2012 for Kathak Kendra, the national academy of Kathak Dance, India.

Compered the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, India.

Compered a special programme on Holi, organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Compered the Gulab Bari festival, organized by Kumud Diwan and Vinod Kapoor at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

FEBRUARY,2012
Compered the 3-day Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival for Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi.

Compered a 5-day awardees festival for Raza Foundation, New Delhi.

Compered Rikhi Ram Vadya Parampara Festival, for Sanjay Rikhi Ram Cultural Heritage Foundation,New Delhi

 
JANUARY, 2012
Compered Platinum Pearls Tribute a 7 day festival celebrating the 75th birth anniversary of eminent composer, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, for Indo Occidental Symbiosis, at Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata

Compered 6-day festival of dance and theatre under the series “ Rabindra Pranati” of Sangeet Natak Akademi in Hyderabad.

OCTOBER, 2010
Compered Ananya,   the annual 5-day Ananya Dance Festival at Old Fort, New Delhi, for Seher.

Compered programmes in "Desh Parv" organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi during Commonwealth games, 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010
Compered  and coordinated the event, “Stand Up Take Action 2010: ‘Make a Noise for the Millennium Development Goals’-A concert demanding  to End Poverty Now! Organised by the United Nations and presented by Seher on Sept. 18, 2010 at the Old Fort, New Delhi

Compered the two day festival of choreographic works of the maestros for Kathak Kendra repertory.
Compered Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Presentation Ceremony, conferred by the President of India.

Compered the event organised by the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games when the Queen's Baton was received in Delhi officially by the  Lt. Governor and the Chief Minister of Delhi.

AUGUST 2010
Compered International Dance Festival organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Compered the 3-day Parampara Festival organised by Natya Tarangini in New Delhi

Compered the award presentation ceremony of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar the national awards for young talents in performing arts

Compered “Sare Jahan Se Accha" a two day Event celebrating India's Independence organised by Utsav Educational & Cultural Society, founded by the Well known Odissi Dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

MAY 2010
Compered a Two Day Young Dancer’s Festival for Natya Vriksha Dance Company of eminent dancer-choreographer Gita Chandran.

Compered Rabindra Pranati, the three-day event celebrating the 149th birth anniversary and beginning of 150th year of Rabindranath Tagore, inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee, Union minister of finance, Government of India. Organised by ministry of culture, government of India, and the three national academies, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi.

Anchored the special programme commemorating 149th birth anniversary and beginning of 150th year of Rabindranath Tagore, for Doordarshan India, the national television.    

Compered UNFPA-Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity at the FICCI Golden Jubilee Auditorium, Delhi

APRIL  2010
Compered New Delhi premiere of MA3KA, the female triad, a new solo dance theatre presentation by the well known dancer Anita Ratnam.

Compered concert of Light and Hope orchestra, organised by the Egyptian tourism authority & the Egyptian ministry of culture.
Compered Trividh organised on the occasion of the annual conference of forum of Asian insolvency regulators, hosted this year by India

Compered the 2-day event, “International Ancient Arts Festival, & Symposium,“on Arts as tools of Transformation of Society organised by Rays of Wisdom Society.

Compered a two day international artist’s festival, “Unbound Beats of India” at India Habitat Centre for Utsav Educational & Cultural Society.

Compered a 2-day annual festival of music and dance , titled,” Golden Greats of Indian Music” dedicated to the memory of Sarod Maestro, late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan at India Habitat Center for the cultural society Sangeetam.

Conducted Seminar on Odissi Music & Allied Forms, Pala, Daskathia, and Raas music traditions at India Habitat Centre for Utsav Educational & Cultural Society.

MARCH 2010
Compered Nritya Sangam, a 4-day festival of senior dancers at Bangalore, organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national Akademi of music, dance & drama, New Delhi.

Compered programmes organised on the occasion of the 3-day Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the faculty of music and fine arts, University of Delhi.

Compered the “Gharana” festival, celebrating the different gharanas of Indian classical style of singing, thereby celebrating the diversity and richness of our classical tradition. Organised by the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.

Compered “Tribute from Asia”, the inaugural event of the year long
festival.”Year of Chopin in India”, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India.

Compered “Music in the Park,” series of musical performances by legends of India, organised by SPIC-MACAY, in collaboration with NDMC.
Moderated panel discussion , organized by Vivekananda International Foundation on the occasion of the special preview of encyclopedia of Hinduism, published by Rupa & Company, in association with India Heritage Research Foundation

Compered Dance-Kathak Ghazal at the Parliament House Annexe, by Uma Sharma & Ensemble ” Shama Bujhti Hai to Usme Se Dhooan Uthta Hai……” based on passages of Pavan K Varma’s  book “Ghalib: The Man, The Times”

Compered,”Thumri Rang Bhaav Ang” thematic annual festival of Kathak Kendra,the national academy of Kathak dance in India

FEBRUARY 2010
Compered the 3-day Baaja Gaaja festival at Pune, Organised by eminent musicians and composers Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan.
Compered the prestigious 3-day annual, “Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival” organised by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi.

Compered the ‘Gwalior Heritage Festival” for Gwalior Heritage Foundation, at Baija Tal in the Gwalior Palace, Gwalior.

Compered book release event of HT City editor Sonal Kalra’s book, A Calmer you, organised by Wisdom Tree Publishers.

JANUARY 2010
Compered the Award Presentation Ceremony of The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, to Sheikh Hasina, of Bangladesh, by the President of India.  At the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's House) on 12th of January, 2010.

Exhibition & Book Launch by legendary film singer Asha Bhosle and eminent Actor Sharmila Tagore of ‘A Mythical Universe’- a mid-career retrospective of the well-known artist Jayasri Burman, organised by Art Alive.

Compered National  Girl Child Day Observance Programme at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India

Compered the launch of Egypt Tourism’s new logo and campaign, by the Embassy of Egypt, New Delhi.

NOVEMBER 2009
Compered the anniversary celebrations of the Indian Women's Press Corps, New Delhi.(2 Nov)

Compered the Cultural Functions organised in connection with Foundation Day Celebrations of the State of Uttarakhand, organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Uttarakhand.(8 & 9 November)

Compered theNational  Intellectual Property Rights Conference, organised by eminent vocalist and musicians Shubha Mudgal & Aneesh Pradhan, Founder Directors of Underscore Records. (14-15 November, Mumbai)

OCTOBER 2009
Compered the annual 5-day Ananya Dance Festival at Old Fort, New Delhi

Compered Delhi International Arts Festival

Compered the opening ceremony, for the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games, 2,010 Federation, at the World Heritage Site,  Qutub Minar, Organised by the Government of Delhi.

MC  of the programme at 1 Akbar Road, to observe the 25th death anniversary of Indira Gndhi, former Prime Minister of India. Organised by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.(31 October)

SEPTEMBER 2009 
Compered the Award Presentation Ceremony of The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to Dr. Mohamed El Baradei by the President of India.  at the Rashtrapati  Bhawan (President's House) on 30th of September, 2009.

Compered”Aaradhyam" a 3-day festival presented as a part of Parampara Series by the dance institution Natya Tarangini, and Eminent performers & Gurus Raja Radha Reddy.·        

Compered Sa Ma Pa Sangeet Vibhuti, a 2-day Festival featuring senior    musicians. Organised by Santoor Maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori.
Compered "Ustad Bismilla Khan Yuva Puruskar" Award Presentation and a week long Awardees Festival. (National Award conferred upon young Talents in the field of Performing Arts).

Compered 2-day long "Thumri Festival", for Indian Council for Cultural Relations. 

AUGUST 2009
Compered the 2-day annual festival "Lalitaarpan" for Eminent Dancer, Choreographer & Guru Shovana Narayan.

Compered “Ujjwal Aasha" a thematic Production by the Celebrated Dancer Choreographer & Guru Sonal Mansingh.

Compered “Sare Jahan Se Accha" a two day Event celebrating 62 years of India's Independence organised by Utsav Educational & Cultural Society, founded by the Well known Odissi Dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

JULY 2009
Compered the Award Presentation Ceremony of The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by the President of India. Conferred upon Mr. Bill Gates in Rashtrapati  Bhawan (President's House) on 25th of July 2009.

Compered the Sangeet Natak Akademi Investiture and Award Presentation by the President of India followed by a nine days' awardees festival. 

MAY 2009
Commentator Doordarshan India, the National Television Channel, of live telecast of proceedings from Teen Murti Bhawan on the occasion of the death centenary of  late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India's 1st Prime Minister.

Compered a two day international artist’s festival, “Unbound Beats of India” at India Habitat Centre for Utsav Educational & Cultural Society.

Compered a Two Day Dance Festival for Natya Vriksha Dance Company of
eminent dancer-choreographer Gita Chandran.          
 Compered & coordinated Media for Swaranjali, a three day Festival of Choral Music and Instrumental Ensemble, for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, India.

April 2009
Compered Punarnava, the latest production of Kathak Kendra New Delhi, choreographed by the internationally renowned choreographer & Guru Kumudini Laakhia.

Compered "Sansmaranam"a two day event commemorating the 5th death   anniversary of the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Event organised  by "Srijan"the institution founded by the maestro himself, in collaboration with Sangeet NatakAkademi
Bhakti Utsav a three day Festival that celebrates the devotional streams and forms from all regions and faiths of India

March 2009
Compered a 2 day Mohiniattam Festival for Eminent Dancer, Choreographer  & Guru Bharati Shivaji.

Compered Samyukta, a thematic festival that celebrated musicality in dance, & aimed to bring together eminent vocalists and dancers, for a creative dialogue between the two.     

Compered a six day festival "Nirat"celebrating 70 years of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, one of the oldest &Premier Institutions of the country.
Compered Nritya Sangam in Kolkatta, a four day solo dance festival of senior dancers of the country organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national Aklademi of Music Dance & Drama, in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal &  Anjika

February 2009
Compered the prestigeous  Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival

Compered "Prakriti"festival of tribal dances for Ministriy of Tribal Affairs and Ministriy of Culture, Government of India.

Compered Vasantotsav, the annual festival of Kalashram founded by the legendary Kathak Maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj

Compered Kathak Yatra at Agartala (Tripura), a three day national festival of Kathak, for Kathak Kendra, New Delhi

January 2009
Live Commentary of Republic Day Parade for Doordarshan India, the National Television Channel of India

Compered Lok Tarang, the Annual Folk Dance Festival, Inaugurated by the President of India. This festival (connected with the Republic Day Celebrations) is organised by the Ministry of Culture Govt. of India. Compered the event in New Delhi, and then at Jaipur and Mohali.

Compered the felicitation ceremony of the Chandrayaan Team headed by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman ISRO by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit.

December 2008
Compered Andaz-e-Bayan... for Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan and Ghalib Memorial Movement: Book Reading by Pavan Verma from his book"Ghalib-The Man The Times with abhinaya by eminent dancer choreographer Uma Sharma

Compered 2nd Delhi International Arts Festival- India 1st Signature Festival from 1-24 December

November 2008
Compared SaMaPa 2008 – a two day music festival organized by Santoor Maestro Pt. Bhajan Sopori

Compered Programme at Teen Murti Bhawan on the occasion of Birth anniversary celebrations of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Compered 7th Kapurthala Heritage Festival organized by the Government of Punjab

Compered Jaidev Utsav 2008 for Odissi Dance Akademi

Compered “Bhakti Rang” A two day festival of Sufi Music and Dance at Jaipur organized by Sufikathak Foundation & Shruti Mandal, Jaipur, Supported by the Govt. of Rajasthan.

October 2008
Compered 5 day Nritya Pratibha at Aurangabad Organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi in association with Aagami Gurukul, Aurangabad.

Compered the annual 5-day Ananya Dance Festival at Old Fort, New Delhi

Compered the Book Realease “Gandhi Ka Path” by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his residence

Compered "Andhri 2008" a 3-day festival of Music & Dance, a part of the ongoing "Parampara Series" of Natya Tarangini, Founded by the internationally renowned artistes Raja Radha Reddy Parampara Series at Hyderabad from 3-6 Oct; Delhi- 24-26 Oct

August 2008 
Compered the 54th National Film Award Ceremony for Directorate of Film Festivals

July 2008
Compered the Five –Day Choreography festival featuring the top dancer choreographers of the country, at Hyderabad for Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music dance and drama
June 2008

Compered Young Dancers Festival Organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music dance and drama, at Shimla
Compered the Golden Jubilee Function presided over by H.E President of India, of Madhav Institute of Technology, Gwalior

May 2008
Compered the Annual Award Ceremony  for National Institute of Design, Ahemadabad

April 2008
 Compered the Olympic Torch Ceremony at India Gate organised by Delhi Govt and Indian Olympic Association

Compered the three day Bhakti Utsav at Nehru Garden organized by Seher, for Govt of Delhi
Two day international artists festival, Unbound Beats of India’ at India Habitat Centre 

March 2008
Compared Kavita Krishnamurthy’s show for Concor

Compared the inauguration of Australian Film Festival in India

Compered the 1st three day Gwalior Heritage Festival organized by Gwalior Heritage Foundation 

Feb 2008
Compered Gunilal Sangeet Nritya Samaroh

Compered Year of Russia in India, inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of India and Russia, organized by Indian Council For Cultural Relations

Compered the annual Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Presentation by the President of India.

Compered the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Awardees Festival. 

Jan 2008  
 Live commentary for Doordarshan India for Beating Retreat Ceremony 
Dec 2007  

Compered the 17 day multi venue multi event “Delhi International Arts Festival”-Delhi’s own signature festival. 
March 2007- Nov 2007   

 Compered National Awards for Directorate of Film Festivals, Inaugural functions for various events by Directorate of Film Festivals.

 Kapurthala Heritage festival.
Festivals for Delhi Government like Old Fort Dance Festival, Bhakti Utsav , Qawwali Festival and various other vestivals at Central Park. 
May 2006 and Oct-Nov-1999

Compered the 5 day festival “Days of Delhi in Moscow” in Moscow, organized by the Government of Delhi, in collaboration with Government of Moscow.

July 1999
Compered the event & post-produced a reportage on the eminent dancer Sonal Mansingh’s cultural troupe that went to entertain the soldiers in the border areas of Kashmir during the Kargil conflict

1985,’87 & 89              
Broadcast programmes on B.B.C. Radio from London.
Coverage of Days of Indian Culture in Bulgaria in various cities of Bulgaria for Doordarshan

7 months in USA, on USIS Fellowship, to study the working and presentation styles of American Television Network.

Observed Good Morning America (ABC), Mc Neil Lehrer News House ( PBS) ,Worldnet to name a few.
Visiting Mass Communications Centers at the Columbia (New York), Maryland and Washington Universities,
Presented the News at a private TV network in New York. (Bombay Broadcasting Corporation in New York)

Nov 1979  
Started working with Doordarshan as a freelance compere and announcer.She is the First Bilingual Presenter on the National Network of Doordarshan India