Nirupama and Rajendra – A dynamic and spellbinding dance couple from Bengaluru have over the years created a wave of excitement on the Indian dance scene. With their own worldwide successful production house Abhinava Dance Company the duo have been credited with injecting a great deal of innovation, creativity, enthusiasm and imagination to classical dance. They have travelled extensively performing to over 7 million people across five continents. They have been actively involved as dancers, choreographers, teachers and producers for last 30 years with 200 original choreographies in their repertoire.
Nirupama and Rajendra are empanelled artists in the “Outstanding Category” in ICCR and “A TOP” grade artists in Doordarshan. The duo has been conferred with several prestigious awards such as “Karnataka Kalashree” from Karnataka Sangeetha Nruthya Academy, Government of Karnataka, “Nrithya Choodamani” from Sri Krishnaganasabha Chennai & several other awards & recognition from reputed Indian & foreign organisations. They were recently conferred with the “Kala Sarathi” Award for their immense contribution to the dance field by the Art of Living Bangalore with direct blessings from Poojya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar.