Dr.Vidhi Nagar
Associate Professor in Kathak Dance


Dr.Vidhi Nagar,

Associate Professor in Kathak Dance,

H.O.D. of Department of Dance,

Faculty of Performing Arts,

Banaras Hindu University .

Date of Birth

Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh , India


Flat no.111, Ambrosia  Apartment, Lanka, Varanasi. 221005




Mob- 09415114525



·    Ph.D, I.K.S.V.V Khairagarh 2002

·   M.A.(KathakDance),GoldMedallist  IKSVV , Khairagarh in 2005

·   M.com Kanpur   University 1998

·   B.Com. Lucknow   University 1996

·   UGC.NET -2000

Nritya Nipun(Kathak Dance), B.H.S.M. , Lucknow ,1993


Training from Bhatkhande Hindustani Sangeet MahavidyalayaLucknow , Continued under the able guidance of  Guru Prof. Dr. Purnima Pande,Ex V.C., I.K.S.V.V., Khairagarh & B.H.S.S, Lucknow.


 Lucknow Gharana  &  Abhinaya


·   Head of the Department (Dance), October, 2016

·   Associate Professor (Kathak) B.H.U. September,2015

·    Assistant Professor (Kathak)  B.H.U. November, 2006 

·   Director  of M I emits (Music Institute ofemitsLucknow (March 2006 - October 2006),

·    Kathak Teacher in Bhatkhande  Sangeet  Sansthan  (Deemed  University ) Lucknow (2000-2005)

·   Kathak  Teacher in Bhatkhande  Hindustani  Sangeet  Mahavidayalya , Ghaziabad (1997-2000)

·   Kathak Teacher   in Bal SangrahalayaLucknow  1994.

National Seminars:

Participated  in almost 25 from (2000-2017)


Solo, Duet and as well as Directed group compositions in Music Concerts, Prestigious Festivals in different cities of all over India.

 Doordarshan Programmes approx.15 (including National Telecast)

Performance: International

Sri Lanka, Germany, Mauritius, U.S.A. ( Virginia, California- Claremont)


*Member Board of Studies : I.K.S.V.V.Khairagarh, Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan,M.G.I. (Mauritius).

* Editor of Refereed Journal ‘ ANURANJINI’ ,Deptt.ofDance,FPA,BHU.

* Member of Editorial Board in www.sangeetgalaxy.com, ‘Art  Fragrance’, Subharati University, Meerut

*Organized State Level Seminar as executive Convener 2011 *Organized National Seminar as executive Convener 2012

*Organized National Workshops as Convener in 2014,2015, 2016,   2017

* Research Guidance of approx. 8 students.

*Ms Alex Massi from California was affiliated for Short term Research Project in 2014


·    Merit Scholarship B.H.S.M., Lucknow 1989,1991,1994,

·   Fellowship  Uttar Pradesh Cultural  Deptt. (1997) ,

·   Junior Fellowship  from Ministry of Culture, Government of India- M.H.R.D (2000-2002) complete.

·   Rani Laxmibai Samman (Nritya) organized by Subah E Banaras- Kashi, Varanasi,( 2016)

·   Late Ramdayal Dhanopya Samman(Kala aur Sanskriti) organized by Kadambari,(Sahityik , Sanskritik Sanstha) Jabalpur, (2015)

·   Pt. Shambhu Dayal Awasthi Award(Kala aur Sanskriti) organized by Abhyudaya Prakashan & Vikalp IAS, Lucknow, (2012).

·   IInd  prize in the International Essay Writing from ICCR, New Delhi (2002)


·   Bal Krishna Sharma 'Naveen' award from U.P. Hindi SansthanLucknow (2004)

·    Sudarshan Samman from Journalist Association,  Lucknow (2005),

·   Honoured by Lucknow Women's Association,(2003)

·   Honoured by I.C.C.R. Lucknow,(2002)



·                     Kathak Nartan I

·                     Kathak Nartan II

·                     Kathak Nritya Ka Lucknow Gharana

·                     Kathak :Ek Sangrah

·                     Kathak: Classical Dance of North India

Number of Research papers 30 and 120 Articles published in Music Journals, various magazines and newspapers.

T.V. Grade/Empanelled

·    'A' Grade artist of Doordarshan

·   Empanelled artist of ICCR, New Delhi

Selected teacher/performer for foreign services, ICCR, New Delhi

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