Sitara Devi

Lifetime Achievement - Dance (West Bengal, India) 2006

Sitara DeviLifetime Achievement - Dance (West Bengal, India) 2006

SITARA DEVI – She was a luminary in the world of Indian classical dance. At just 16 years old, her Kathak performances left Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in awe, who hailed her as “Nritya Samragini,” the empress of dance. Her prodigious talent took her to stages worldwide, captivating audiences with her mesmerizing Kathak performances. She also graced the silver screen, leaving her mark in films, including Mehboob Khan’s iconic “Mother India.”

Living life on her own terms, she declined the Padma Bhushan, believing that anything less than the Bharat Ratna would be an insult to her artistry. Her confidence and unparalleled talent set her apart, earning her a place as one of the greatest dancers of her time.

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