(Last Updated on : 05/09/2011)
Nandita Puri is an extremely talented woman, so enchanted by the rhythm of beats that every new day she is re-introduced to the world of dance. The `ghungroos` beckon her and the harmonious music never fails to put the rhythm in her feet. She was interested in dance from a tender age and after completing her schooling she received formal training in dance. For a span of one year she was trained with Guru Shankaar Dev Jha. Soon after that she came to Mumbai
to be trained in the school of the famous Dr. Padmashree Roshan Kumari of the Jaipur
Gharana who caste a total inspiration on her. She was trained under the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara as a result of which she has imbibed grace and rhythm and also showed a sensitive approach to the aesthetics of Kathak
. Nandita Puri was born in Chandigarh
and has completed her graduation in Psychology and Ancient Indian Culture.
She also acted in a number of television serials such as Naya Zamana, Karz, Chamatkar, Jung, Chattan, Daraar, Aashirwad, Lakshya, Vishwaas, Itihaas and many more. But the biggest feather added to her hat of success was the film Sardari Begum. Her very dear colleague at her dance school called Mukta Joshi helped her in the choreography of the dance sequences for Smriti Mishra and Surekha Sikhri. They have also worked with the likes of the great filmmaker Shyam Benegal
that was an experience by itself. She is not very keen in filmy dancing so she has kept herself engaged in this grand form of art by imparting training in the dance institute Sangeet Mahabharati in the tinsel town. She also performs at shows in the famous caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Her soft looks as gained her positive roles in tellydom with which she is very content. She acted the role of the mother of the main protagonist in the serial called Maayka, which aired on Zee TV
and another serial named Sanskar on DD. To sum this immensely talented woman has carved out a niche for herself in the hearts of her fan following with her multi-faceted persona.
She also won the `Government of India Scholarship` under `Scholarship to Young Workers` in different cultural fields in the year 1982-83. She also holds the title of `Nritya Prabhakar` from Prayag Sangeet Samiti of Allahabad
. Her mother Smt. Primla Puri is also a famous classical singer and often provides vocal support to her dance. Nandita Puri is also into choreography and has also choreographed dance sequences for the music video of Peenaz Masani for Vinay Dhumale.