Archana Joglekar is an Indian actress and classical dancer hailing from western part of India. Archana Joglekar is a renowned Kathak dancer and choreographer. She has appeared in numerous Marathi language and Hindi language films and television serials.
Early Life of Archana Joglekar
Archana Joglekar has learned Kathak dance from her mother Asha Joglekar, who is also a noted Kathak dancer and instructor in India. In the year 1963, her mother Asha Joglekar founded a dance school in Mumbai called Archana Nrityalaya. In the year 1999, Archana opened a branch of this dance school in New Jersey, United Sates of America
Career of Archana Joglekar
Archana Joglekar started her acting career with a Marathi language film "Ardhangi" directed by Rajdutt. She did lead roles in many Marathi movies where she worked with all lead actors like Sachin and Ajinkya Deo. Archana Joglekar was also a dance director of Marathi movie Nivdung in which she was lead actress. The songs of this film are all-time hit. Archana Joglekar acted in two Oriya language movies in Oriya Cinema named Suna Chadhei and Stree. Archana won Critics Award from Odisha State Government. for her lead role in Suna Chodhei. Archana Joglekar acted in many Hindi language and Marathi language films. Archana Joglekar also had the lead role in Bengali language film "Jeeban Sangi", Tamil language film "Mogh Mool" which won her National Award from the Government of India. Some of the films of Archana Joglekar:
Archana Joglekar as a Writer and Director
In the year 1994, Archana Joglekar began her writing and directing career. She wrote and directed Marathi TV serial Awaghachi Sansar. In this serial, many well known actors like Vikram Gokhale, Prashant Damle, Mohan Joshi, Savita Prabhune worked under her direction.
Archana Joglekar as a Producer
In 1993, Archana produced, wrote and directed Hindi TV serial Samrajya starring Vikram Gokhale, Neena Joshi, Tom Atter, Urmila Bhat, Anant Jog, Sudhir Pandey, Sudhir Dalvi, and Ashok Samarth (who was introduced in this serial.) This serial was critically acclaimed and was on the top-10 chart.
Contribution of Archana Joglekar in Foreign Countries
Since 1999, Archana Joglekar migrated to United States of America where she has established her dance academy on the east coast. She has also established Samved Exam Board for Indian classical art form for entire North America. Archana Joglekar is continuing her art pursuits in USA and also performs Kathak at all the prestigious venues in USA.
Archana Joglekar as Dance Teacher
Archana Joglekar was invited by Princeton University to teach Kathak consecutively for 3 years. She conducted Lec-Dems of Kathak at Princeton University along with Dr. Sunil Kothari and independently at Duke University. She had the honour to perform at prestigious Lincoln Center, NY on invitation by Juilliard School.
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