Birju Maharaj – Moolagundam Art Gallery

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Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj

ART WORKS

Birju Maharaj

Acrylic on canvas | 1994

20 x 30 inches

Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Size : 20 x 30 inches
Year : 1994

ART WORKS

Birju Maharaj

 Acrylic on canvas | 1993

24 x 30 inches

Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Size : 24 x 30 inches
Year : 1993

Birju Maharaj(Born 1938)

Maharaj started teaching the dance form at the young age of thirteen, at the Sangeet Bharti in New Delhi. He then taught at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra in Delhi, and at the Kathak Kendra (a unit of the Sangeet Natak Akademi) where he was Head of Faculty, and director, retiring in 1998 after which he opened his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi. He composed the music, and sang, for two dance sequences in the Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khilari, and choreographed the song Kaahe Chhed Mohe from the 2002 film version of novella Devdas. He has also choreographed Kathak dance sequences in Dedh Ishqiya as well as Umrao Jaan, and Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.