Gurus and Guidance

Sangeeta Majumder has learned various art forms under the prominent teachers in their fields.

“I clearly remember the joy of learning Kathak step-by-step under the blessings of my teachers as I achieved one milestone after another. Maybe that is what enables me to guide my students muchbetter in their own journey of learning Kathak.

– Sangeeta Majumder”

Kathak Lineage

Pandit Birju Maharaj ( Padma Bhushan)

Born in 1938, Pandit Ji is a master of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak in India. He belongs to the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, which also includes his uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachu Maharaj, and his father Acchan Maharaj. He practices Hindustani classical music and is a vocalist. After his retirement from Bhartiya Kala Kendra in 1998, he opened his own dance school, Kalashram in Delhi.

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Pandit Rammohan Maharaj

Pandit Rammohan Maharaj

Pandit Rammohan belong to the seventh generation of Kalka-Buidadin Gharana. He started practicing Kathak at the age of six years under his father Pt. Sambhu Maharaj. He was trained by Pt. Birju Maharaj after his father passed away. He is the flagbearer of Lucknow Gharana after Pt. Birju Maharaj.

Pandit Deepak Maharaj

Deepak Maharaj is the son and student of Pandit Birju Maharaj. He is the eighth generation dancer and has performed numerous shows including “Krishnayan”, “Kumar Sambhav”, “Katha Raghunath Ki”, “Shan-e-Awadh” among others.

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Vocal Lineage (Semi- Classical)

Anup Jalota ( Bhajan Samrat, Padmashree)

Anup Jalota, (born 29 July 1953) is an Indian singer, musician and actor best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music, and bhajans.
He is popularly known as the “Bhajan Samraat” (Emperor of Bhajans). Padma Shri for 2012 has been conferred upon him in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal by Government of India

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Vocal Lineage (Ghazal)

Charanjit Soni ( Ghazal Maestro, Sister of Bhupinder Singh)

Charanjit Soni ( Ghazal Maestro, Sister of Bhupinder Singh)

Charanjit Soni is a renowned singer spcializing in Begum Akhtar style of Thumrid, Dadra and Ghazal singing.

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Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (Padma Bhushan)

Pandit Devabrata (Debu) Chaudhuri (30 May 1935– 1 May 2021) was an Indian sitarist and teacher. He was conferred the Padmabhushan and Padma Shri awards. He was the writer of six books, composer of eight new ragas and numerous musical compositions. He was a disciple of Mushtaq Ali Khan. He is regarded as one of the leading proponents of Senia Gharana. He was the former Dean and Head, Faculty of Music, University of Delhi.

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