Writer, Director, Choreographer
Mahua Krishnadev is from Udaipur (Rajasthan); she has a master’s degree in Hindi and Rajasthani Literature (gold medal) and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from IIMC along with teachers training.
She learned Kathak from National School of Kathak under the tutelage of
Guru Padamshri Urmila Nagar Ji.
And is trained in contemporary dancing, Chau and Thang-ta martial art and Aerials. Her professional stage journey started at the tender age of 7.
She has been nurtured and patronized by Dr Arjun Deo Charan, a veteran theatre artist,
writer and critic (presently Chairman NSD) and is associated with Kshitij Repertory,
Dr Girish Karnad. She has worked with theatre legends like Dr Rattan Thiyaam,
Dr Chandra Dasan and Mime and Natyshastra expert Padmvibhushan Dr Niranjan Goswami.
She has few documentaries to her credit for NHRC and a Dance based docudrama
for DD international. Discovery Channel has produced a series of films based on
her research work on ‘roots and growth of Indian dances’.
She has been conducting live shows for Vividh -Bharti India.
She has won many awards including Sangeet Natak Akadami Award,
Veer Durgadas Award, Parampara Award, JRF from cultural ministry,
National scholarship and a state-level scholarship to mark her contribution
to performing arts. She has been representing India at different festivals of
repute world over and been part of different Indian festivals like SAARC
festivals and a number of classical dance concerts.
Her Dance theatre productions include Until Dead, Dusty Clouds,
Isolated Together, Scratch Back, Kanupriya, Kirtan, Dharm-Karm, Stri,
Manto ke Kirdaar, Agansnaan, Batuliyo to name a few.
Being a proud part of Rammat Theatre she has performed extensively
under the direction of Dr Arjun Deo Charan. She has performed in
festivals like BHARANGAM, Vasantotsava, SNA fests, NSD fests ZCC fests,
the list is endless! She is a writer and a pioneer in a natural intelligence
program called BODILY KINESTHETICS in this part of the world.
Yaar Julahe is the first baby she is producing and directing in Dubai.