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Biography or Wiki of Birju Maharaj
Birju Maharaj was an Indian dancer, composer, singer, and exponent of the Lucknow “Kalka-Bindadin” Gharana of Kathak dance in India. He was on February 4, 1938, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in the house of a prominent Kathak dancer, Jagannath Maharaj. At young age, Maharaj was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps and make a name for himself as one of the best Kathak dancers in India.
Birju Maharaj was born on was on February 4, 1938, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was 83 years old.
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Childhood Young pics
Young pic of Birju Maharaj
Childhood pic of Birju Maharaj with her sister.
Birju Maharaj did his schooling in Uttar Pradesh and pursued his graduation in arts. He did his graduation from the Banares Hindu and Khairagarh University.
Family, Caste & Husband
Birju Maharaj’s father’s name is Jagannath Maharaj and her mother’s name is N/A.
Birju Maharaj is the father of five children: three daughters and two sons.
Birju Maharaj daughter
Three of his children, Mamta Maharaj, Deepak Maharaj and Jai Kishan Maharaj are also noted Kathak dancers in their own rights.
Birju Maharaj Young pics
Marriage pics of Birju Maharaj: Birju Maharaj with husband Ahad Raza Mir[/caption]Marriage pics of Birju Maharaj: Birju Maharaj with husband Ahad Raza Mir
Birju Maharaj’s first major solo performance was at Manmath Nath Ghosh celebrations in Bengal in the presence of stalwarts of music. He received recognition as a young dancer with great potential. He never looked back after that, his career graph rising steadily.
Not only in India, he is also known abroad, nearly all over the world.
Even in the early part of his career, he was part of cultural troupes sent abroad by the Government of India to represent India at various festivals. He has extensively toured all over the world i.e. Russia, U.S.A, Japan, U.A.E., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Burma, Sri Lanka, etc. for performances as well as lecture-demonstrations.
Her performance in the teen drama Nanhi (2013), the psychological Sannata (2013), the revenge drama Chup Raho (2014), and the spiritual romance Khuda Dekh Raha Hai (2015), earned her widespread recognition as well as the Lux Style Award for Best Actress nominations.
Birju Maharaj’s contribution in Films
He directed and composed a music piece for the film ‘Dil To Paagal Hai’, as a jugalbandi. Madhuri Dixit performed the dance on this piece in the Kathak style, with a contemporary touch.
In the film ‘Gadar’, he choreographed a group dance based on the song ‘Aan Milo Sajana’, forming a backdrop to show Ameesha Patel’s turmoil.
He choreographed, composed music and was the male lead singer for the song ‘Kahe Chhed Mohe’ in the film Devdas
Birju Maharaj’s Death reason or cause
At the age of 83, Birju Maharaj died from a heart attack at his residence in Delhi, on 17 January 2022.
|Biography or Wiki of Birju Maharaj|
|Age (as of 2021)||February 4, 1938, 83 Years|
|Birthplace||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|College||Banares Hindu and Khairagarh University.|
|First Film or Movie||Choreographry of Devdas, Dil To Paagal Hai and Gadar|
|Family||Father– Birju Maharaj’s father’s name is Jagannath Maharaj
Mother– Birju Maharaj’s mothers’ name is NA
Sisters– Birju Maharaj’s sister’s name is NA
Brother– Birju Maharaj’s younger brother’s name is NA
|Marital Life and Affairs|
|Wife||Birju Maharaj Wife’s name is NA|
|Salary (approx.)||₹30-40 Lacs/show|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$15 Crore|
List of Birju Maharaj’s Awards and honours
1964 – Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
1986 – Padma Vibhushan
1986 – Nritya Choodamani Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
1987 – Kalidas Samman
2002 – Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar
Honorary doctorate from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya
Honorary doctorate from Banaras Hindu University
Sangam Kala Award
Bharat Muni Sammaan
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
2012 – National Film Award for Best Choreography for Unnai Kaanaathu (Vishwaroopam)
2016 – Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for Mohe Rang Do Laal (Bajirao Mastani)