Shalu Srivastava

Genre : Indian Classical
Experience Teaching : 16
Experience Playing : 20
Instruments :  Kathak

What do they Say…

” I have been blessed to get connected to Kathak at very early stage of my life, in fact when I was just six years old. Ever since then my world revolves around Kathak, Ghunghroo, Tabla and Sarangi. For me Kathak is the auspicious gift of almighty. My soul if completely drenched in this true sense of rhythm. I will cease to exist the day I cease tapping my foot on taal of tabla.”

Who they are…

With a musical background from family she started to learn Kathak at the age of six. Her first Guru was Dr. Rashmi Rathore, a senior disciple of her father Pt. Surendra Prasad Rathore of Lucknow Gharana. Later she obtained this art from Ustaad Sarju Mohan s/o Ustaad Mohandas-ji along with Miss Anjali Baijal who put the foundation of Jaipur Gharana (Kathak) in Bhopal (M.P.) with the great devotion and sincerity. She completed her Master degree M.A. (Praveen) in Kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad under the guidance of Shri Saumya Pandit s/o Shri Manoj Pandit of Lucknow Gharana. Now she is obtaining the skills of art from Pandit Rammohan Maharaj who is the direct descendent of Ishwari Prasad Ji. He is the son of Late Padmasree Pt.Sambhu Maharaj.- seventh generation of Lucknow Gharana.

She has more than 16 years of Teaching experience. She recently performed in U.S.A (Virginia) on the occasion of “Ganesh Mohatsav”. Apart from that she has been on panel of several schools and talent hunt programs as a judge.