Early Life of Namrta Rai
Namrta Rai was born on November 27 in the year 1984. She is an Indian classical Kathak dancer and choreographer. She was born in Dehradun. Namrta Rai started receiving her training into Kathak dance at a very tender age under the guidance of Late Dr. Madhukar Anand, of Lucknow Gharana, in the Vedic system of receiving knowledge called guru-shishya parampara.
Career of Namrta Rai
Namrta Rai is a science graduate (PCM) from D.A.V (PG) College, Dehradun. She also owns a bachelor’s degree from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidhyapith, Lucknow and Master’s degree from Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Madhya Pradesh in the form of Lucknow Gharana of which the doyen is Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj.
Performances of Namrta Rai
Namrta Rai has performed in various prestigious festivals around the globe. She has performed for the International dance festival Ascona (Switzerland), The Ravi Shankar Centre (94th Birth Anniversary) New Delhi, Modhera dance festival Gujarat, National Divali Manifestatie South-America, CulturAll Switzerland, Sufiyana Kathak with Ustad Shafquat Ali Khan, 550 years celebration of Basel University Switzerland, Maha Kumbh Haridwar, Uttarayani Mohotsava Bageshwar, a theatrical dance ballet 'Geet-Govind' for Indian National Television, World Dance Day Suriname, Musica Dei Popoli Italy, 13th International Dance festival Ascona Switzerland, Soulful Sufi Rome and many more noteworthy festivals in Austria, The Netherlands, Germany and France. Namrta is an empanelled artist and teacher of Indian council for cultural relations (ICCR), New Delhi. She is also an empanelled junior artist of SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth). Namrta Rai has also imparted her knowledge at the Welham Girls' School, a traditional boarding school for girls located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun.
Namrta Rai as a Dance Teacher
Namrta Rai was deputed as Kathak dance teacher cum performer by ICCR at Indian Cultural Centre in Suriname, South-America. Namrta Rai has choreographed many dance performances for stage, television, also for the Indian National television and National Carnival in St. Lucia.
Personal Life of Namrta Rai
Namrta Rai is the youngest daughter of Shri S. K. Rai, a retired English lecturer at D.A.V College, Dehradun. Namrta Rai has an elder brother named Sumit Rai, and two elder sisters Nidhi Rai and Neha Rai. Her mother is a homemaker.