Actress-fashion entrepreneur Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali’s Jaanisaar released last year, is also a trained classical dancer.
The style icon will now be seen promoting India’s classical dance forms – Kathak and Kuchipudi through her dance recitals that she will be conducting in India (Mumbai and Delhi) and abroad. Her dance recitals, ‘Chandi Raatein – Love and Dance under the Moonlight with Pernia Qureshi’ will be a live orchestra with musicians and singers. Pernia has been a disciple of Kathak guru Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy and has also trained with Kumudini Lakhia, who choreographed her dance steps in Jaanisaar.
While the Delhi dance recital is scheduled on 12th February, the Mumbai event is happening on 26th February. Pernia says, “I will be performing both Kuchipudi and Kathak under the discipleship of great gurus Padma Bhushan Raja Reddy and Padma Bhushan Kumudini Lakhia. I’m very excited for the event.”
Pernia has been an Indian classical dancer from a very young age. She started her training in Kathak from the Lucknow Gharana since the age of 4 under the mentorship of Pandit Tirath Ram Azad.